Signed framed photo of Sarah Bernhardt. Sarah Bernhardt, Unknown Photographer.
Signed framed photo of Sarah Bernhardt
Signed framed photo of Sarah Bernhardt
Signed framed photo of Sarah Bernhardt

Signed framed photo of Sarah Bernhardt

New York: Rochlitz Studio, 1917.

Black and white photograph measuring 23.5x19 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4"); with purple matting and gilt-ruled wooden frame: 54x47 cm (22 1/2 x 18"). Inscribed by Bernhardt in French in the margin beneath the photograph and signed. Certificate of authenticity from "The Scriptorium" on the verso of frame. Some wear and scuffing to frame; photo with some creasing, toning to margins, tear to right edge affecting about 3" of the image; else very good.

Stage and film actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) played Hamlet, Joan of Arc, and Cleopatra and was a true international icon. In a 2010 article on a Bernhardt biography for the Guardian Olivia Laing wrote, "No one has ever grasped the art of eccentric showmanship like Sarah Bernhardt, the foremost actress of her age, who liked to accessorise with a dead bat, never went on tour without her own coffin and once travelled round America accompanied by an alligator called Ali-Gaga (who died, sadly enough, as a consequence of consuming too much milk and champagne). Her performances were legendary and her affairs lurid." Item #180620001

Price: $900.00

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