GANDHI, MOHANDAS K. 1869-1948.
Photograph Signed ("M.K. Gandhi") and Inscribed, 4 by 3 inches, gelatin silver print by Kanu Gandhi, inscribed in Gujarati and signed in English at lower right of image, few light spots and foxing to edges, very good.
Provenance: estate of Jerome Shochet.
Candid portrait of Mahatma Gandhi widely grinning, taken by his grand-nephew, Kanu Gandhi (1917-1986). Kanu's family lived on Gandhi's ashram and Kanu was given his first camera in 1936. He was allowed to photograph Gandhi on condition that "Kanu was not to use flash, the ashram would not finance it, and Gandhi would never pose" (GandhiServe Foundation).