Holiday, Billie (1915 – 1959)
An astonishingly early signed and inscribed 5″ X 8″ portrait by Billie Holiday. A striking image of the young singer, circa 1936. Signed boldly in fountain pen ink, “To Peggy, the girl that makes the most Beautiful jump I ever saw. Best wishes, Billie Holiday”.Signature partially in a darker portion though still clearly visible. In truly excellent condition. Such early inscriptions by Holiday are extremely rare – the quality and condition of this item are hard to believe.