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Original photographic portrait of the poet, gelatin silver print, 10 x 10 inches, matted, signed by the photographer and the subject on the matt, circa 1948.

DAHL-WOLFE, Louise. Very good condition, with distinguished provenance. An iconic portrait of Edith Sitwell, inscribed by her to Jose Garcia Villa on the matt: "For my dear Jose with love from Edith." Dahl-Wolfe (1895-1989) was a prominent portrait and fashion photographer, best known for her work for Harper's Bazaar, for which she worked from 1936-1958. In 1948, Jose Garcia Villa edited the festschrift A Celebration of Edith Sitwell - On the Occasion of her Visit to the United States, which was published by New Directions where Villa was an associate editor. Sitwell contributed the introduction to Villa's Selected Poems and New (N. Y.: McDowell Obolensky, 1959). One of Dahl-Wolfe's finest images.

Price: $2,500.00

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