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    W.C. Fields Signed Portrait. This 10" x 13.5" sepia portrait is a stunning early image of the acerbic, misanthropic, booze-swilling, absolutely irresistible comic genius William Claude Dukenfield, a.k.a. W. C. Fields (1880-1946). The inscription reads (in full) "To my friend Billy Kurtz from his friend Bill Fields/Nov. 21-1919." This rare image of a handsome, 39-year-old Fields is an absolute must for the classic comedy collector. The copyright of the Strauss Peyton Studio is included on the front and the reverse. In Very Fine condition, with a left border trimmed long ago, some minor foxing along the borders, and some silver toning at bottom and center of the image. Accompanied by an LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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