RR Auction Samuel L. Clemens Uninscribed Double Signed Cabinet Portrait

29 Apr

RR Auction Samuel L. ClemensOutstanding original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of a young Clemens seated in a chair by Rogers and Nelson of London, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Yrs truly, Saml L. Clemens, Mark Twain.” In fine condition, with some light rippling to horizontal edges, and small mounting remnants to reverse. Clemens appears to have sat for this portrait during his greatly successful 1872–73 lecture tour in England, during which he addressed packed houses night after night. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.


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