BENNETT, ARNOLD (1867-1931, novelist and essayist)
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BENNETT, ARNOLD (1867-1931, novelist and essayist)
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BENNETT, ARNOLD (1867-1931, novelist and essayist)
PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966), vintage photograph, photogravure, proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature), head and shoulders, looking down slightly to the right, 'Arnold Bennett' written in pencil on the mount by Coburn, tipped onto a mount different from the printed version (12½ x 9½ inches), framed and glazed, size of image 9½ x 7 inches (24 x 18 cm), overall size 17 x 14 inches (43.5 x 36 cm), taken for 'Men of Mark', Putney 1 February 1913

Footnotes

  • Coburn personally supervised the creation of his photogravures on his own copper plate press. Bennett suggested the title for Coburn's book on the grounds that he could not live up to the proposed title 'Men of Genius'.
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