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Lot 520

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Description: JEROME KERN
(1889 - 1945) American composer best known for his scores for musical comedies (Showboat), and songs such as "Old Man River" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". Superb oversize S.P. 10" x 13" sepia, a head and shoulders portrait very neatly and boldly signed on verso: "Jerome Kern 1936 Hollywood Cal. M.G.M.". From Kern's personal files and acquired by our consignor through his daughter's estate. Presumably, Kern's self-identification on the verso was to prepare it for eventual use as a publicity image. A 3/4" light tear at right margin barely detracts, nor do a couple of blind impressions at top. A superior image!

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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