Lot 269: Premier of China (1860–1929); he was in office in both 1917 and 1922. Exceptional matte-finish 7.25 x 9.5 Maull & Fox photo, boldly signed in black ink on the image in English, "Wang Tahsieh," and again on the mount in Chinese. Reverse of photo bears an official photographer's label from Maull & Fox of Piccadilly, London. In fine condition, with a small speck of toning above image, and some adhesive remnants to borders of reverse. Maull and Fox, a British studio specializing in portraits of politicians and celebrities, was in business from 1879–1885, indicating that Wang was somewhere between 19 and 25 at the time of this sitting.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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