Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,323

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 6, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 16 - 17 The David Swartz Vintage Vinyl Collection Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I can’t thank you enough for the effort you put forth in selling the paintings.
    John Pender
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search