Lot 663: Nobel Prize–winning Irish dramatist and critic (1856–1950) who takes a place among the most distinguished and influential literary figures of his time. Vintage matte-finish 7.75 x 9.5 photo of Shaw thumbing through what appears to be a book of music, by Nickolas Muray of New York, signed in the lower left corner in black ink, "G. Bernard Shaw, 1926." Also signed in the lower right corner by the photographer in black ink, "Muray." Affixed to a same-size cardstock mount. In very good condition, with moderate silvering to dark areas of the image (heavier to the borders), adhesive remnants to the borders, and lightly trimmed edges. In 1926, Vanity Fair sent Muray through Europe to photograph celebrities like Monet and Shaw. A gorgeous, iconic photograph.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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