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BERNHARDT Sarah - Photograph Signed 1897 in America

  • £325.00

Sarah BERNHARDT (1844-1923)

Photograph Signed and dated on the mount (“Sarah Bernhardt 1897”), a large black and white image, showing the great actress dressed in a velvet suit, in a fin-de-siècle interior, possibly a stage set, reaching up into the leaves of a plant. Signed by the photographer “J Byron” in pencil below the image.

The image 21 x 24 cms, mounted and in a plain black frame, in all 32 x 36½ cms, n.p., 1897.              

The Nottingham-born photographer Joseph Byron emigrated to the United States in 1888. He became one of Sarah Bernhardt’s preferred photographers in that country, which she toured in 1896; it is therefore likely that this photograph was taken while she was in the U.S.

The image itself is slightly faded, but the signature is very clear and strong.


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