Samuel L. Clemens, best known by his pen name “MARK TWAIN” scarce, authentic hand-signed vintage matte-finish 5.25 x 7.5 autograph portrait gazing directly into the camera and signed in fountain pen, "Mark Twain."
Presented in its original 10" x 12.5" mat, imprinted with the facsimile signatures of members of the "Savage Club" and the legend, "Mark Twain, From his Brother Savages, July 6th 07."On July 6, 1907, the "Savage Club" — a London gentlemen's club with members drawn from the fields of art, drama, law, literature, music, and science — hosted a dinner welcoming Clemens to the city. Presented with the original version of this portrait, signed by all members, he opened his speech by expressing his gratitude: 'I am very glad indeed to have that portrait…This is the best I have had, and I am glad to have your honored names on it.' Few examples of this scarce, specially signed photograph are known to survive.
CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY JAMES SPENCE AUTHENTICATION SERVICES (JSA) EXPERT EXAMINATION. UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE – quite simply one of the finest TWAIN autographs available on the market.
Custom-framed and archival matted to an overall size of appx. 17" x 19". In good condition, some toning, and staining to the image; the original "Savage Club" mat
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