27 November 2008
CHEKHOV, Anton Pavlovich (1860-1904) -- A photographic portrait of Chekhov, inscribed by the author to Mariia Samoilovna Malkiel, on the image and signed in the mount, 5 May 1889.
Cabinet photograph (140 x 101mm) by V. Chekhovskii of Moscow with his blind-stamped signature, showing Chekhov seated at a desk, mounted on card (166 x 105mm) printed recto and verso (image with light surface wear, corners of mount rubbed, light soiling on recto and verso of the mount).
A RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF CHEKHOV, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to patron Mariia Samoilovna Malkiel 'v blagodarnost za teatr katorii ona pastroila' [i.e. 'in gratitude for the theatre which she built'].
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