[New York]. 18 April 1961. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 20.5 cm (9 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches). Somewhat amateurishly matted. Small spot on verso, else fine. Item #WRCLIT59978
A striking and characteristic portrait by Van Vechten of the American dramatist, seated, semi-profile, with smile and cigarette, dating from the year prior to the first performances of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? With Van Vechten's studio stamp on the verso, and with his manuscript subject identification, negative number and date in ink. Another image from the same session was collected in PORTRAITS (1978), and another is present in the LC Van Vechten Portrait archive, but not this image. KELLNER G17.