Chaplin, Charlie (1889 – 1977)

A marvellous vintage 11″ x 14″ portrait photo of Charlie Chaplin by the Strauss-Peyton Studio of Kansas City, depicting the comedy pioneer posing in a handsome half-length pose in 1921, signed and inscribed in bold fountain pen, ‘To Jackie, from Charlie Chaplin’. The reverse bears the photography studio’s copyright stamp. In fine condition, with light rubbing to the photo surface, only visible at an angle.

A spectacular oversized portrait of Chaplin, elevated by its terrific size, great clarity, dark signature, and important date of 1921, the year he released his silent era classic The Kid, Chaplin’s landmark first full-length film with full creative control.