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Clemens, Samuel L.
A FINE PHOTOGRAVURE PORTRAIT OF CLEMENS, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ("MARK TWAIN") TO EDWARD QUINTARD
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Clemens, Samuel L.
A FINE PHOTOGRAVURE PORTRAIT OF CLEMENS, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ("MARK TWAIN") TO EDWARD QUINTARD
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Clemens, Samuel L.
A FINE PHOTOGRAVURE PORTRAIT OF CLEMENS, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ("MARK TWAIN") TO EDWARD QUINTARD
Photogravure half-length portrait of Clemens (13 x 10 1/2 in.; 330 x 268 mm) by Joseph G. Gessford, copyrighted 1904 in the plate and with Gessford's blindstamp in the upper left margin, inscribed to Quintard, [New York], "New Years, 1905"; verso browned.
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A striking portrait of Clemens in his seventieth year, inscribed to his personal physician with an apposite—and possibly unrecorded—aphorism. In the margin above the portrait Clemens has written "Unto Edward Quintard, greetings & solicitation!" Beneath the portrait, the inscription continues, "Admonitions—harvested from the wisdom of the ages: Physician, heal thyself. Patient, heel thyself. Mark Twain, New Years, 1905." A rich, sharp impression.

Edward Skiddy Quintard (1868–1926) was a renowned society doctor and a professor of medicine at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. In addition to such medical articles as "Report on Two Cases of Tubercular Stenosis of the Ileum," Quintard issued a number of privately printed volumes of verse, of which Sea Babies and Other Babies (1903) is best known.

Somewhat oddly, Clemens presented Quintard with another copy of this portrait in January 1905, inscribed with an aphorism from Pudd'nhead Wilson (sold at Skinner, 19 November 2006, lot 26).

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