Lot 246
JEFFERS, ROBINSON (1887-1962, American poet), (i) PORTRAIT BY CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964), dated 9 July 1937; ii) AUTOGRAPH POETICAL QUOTATION SIGNED ('Robinson Jeffers'), 1943 (2)
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
Lot Details
JEFFERS, ROBINSON (1887-1962, American poet)
(i) PORTRAIT BY CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, his face in profile facing left across a corner of a brick building, Van Vechten's label on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 14 x 9 inches (35 x 22 cm), overall size 20 x 14 inches (52 x 35 cm), dated 9 July 1937

REFERENCE: Portraits: The Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, complied by Saul Mauriber, 1978 (this image illustrated).

(ii) AUTOGRAPH POETICAL QUOTATION SIGNED ('Robinson Jeffers'), 4 lines, beginning 'The hearts of strong old age are beautiful / Beyond all grace of youth...', written on a small card, with the autograph note 'Written in 1917, I think, - copied for Claire Nagle, April 1943. Tor House, Carmel, California', 1943

Saleroom notices

  • This lot is incorrectly marked 'AR' in the printed catalogue, and is not subject to Artists' Resale Right.
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