AUDEN, WYSTAN HUGH (1907-1973)
PORTRAIT BY MARK GERSON (b. 1921), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, turning slightly to the left, hands held together in front, signed by Mark Gerson on the mount, and inscribed 'London', his stamp on the verso dated May 1951, framed and glazed, size of image 9 ½ x 7 ½ inches (24.5 x 18.5 cm), overall size 16 ½ x 12 ½ inches (42 x 32 cm), dated May 1951
No example of this fine photograph of Auden is in the National Portrait Gallery collection; it appears not to have been published.
PROVENANCE: Mark Gerson.