WODEHOUSE, Sir PELHAM GRENVILLE (1881-1975, novelist)

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Lot 255
WODEHOUSE, Sir PELHAM GRENVILLE (1881-1975, novelist)

£ 3,000 - 3,500US$ 3,800 - 4,400
WODEHOUSE, Sir PELHAM GRENVILLE (1881-1975, novelist)
PORTRAIT BY FLORENCE MASON, of 23 Walpole Street, London, vintage photograph, silver print, BOLDLY SIGNED AND FLOURISHED BY WODEHOUSE ('P.G. Wodehouse') across the lower right-hand corner of the image and original mount, showing him three-quarter length against a pictorial scene of a 'pretty' country cottage with a winding path, holding a pipe in his left hand, photographer's name and address printed on the mount, framed and glazed, size of image including original mount 9 x 7 inches (23 x 18 cm), actual photograph 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm), overall size 16 x 13½ inches (40 x 34 cm), no date

Footnotes

  • THIS PHOTOGRAPH MAY BE THE EARLIEST SURVIVING SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF WODEHOUSE. He would seem to be in his early 'twenties (perhaps it is his twenty-first birthday picture), at the very outset of his career as a writer. No example of this image has been found elsewhere.
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