CARL VAN VECHTEN
1880 - 1964
with title, dated 1948, and annotations in pencil and the atelier stamp on the reverse,
gelatin silver print
13 ⅞ x 9 ⅞ in.; 35.3 x 25 cm
1948, printed 1978.
New York: 30 March 1948. With atelier stamp to verso, and holograph notations in pencil giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("IV ee - 16").
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Variant of the portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber.