FROST, ROBERT (1874-1963, American poet)
PORTRAIT BY AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, vintage photograph, head and shoulders, half turned to the right, white shirt open at the neck, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY FROST ('Robert Frost to his benefactor Harold Howland Israel 1961'), framed and glazed, size of image 9 x 7 inches (23 x 27 cm), overall size 15 x 12 inches (38 x 30 cm), [taken in Vermont], inscribed in Israel, 1961
This is one of the best-known images of Robert Frost. It was taken against the background of a wall of Homer Noble Farm in Vermont which he had bought in 1939 and was the setting for his poem 'A Cabin in a Clearing'. Howard E. Howland worked for the Education Service in the State Department; Frost is said to have visited him often.