Hughes, Howard (1905 – 1976)
An impressive and extremely rare 9.5″ X 7.5″ head and shoulders portrait signed and inscribed by Howard Hughes. A striking portrait of the ambitious young Hughes, signed very boldly in fountain pen ink, “To Chief Britto, with my very best wishes, Howard Hughes”. A very faint paperclip indentation to the top edge, otherwise in quite excellent condition. Together with a photocopy of a signed letter, dated October 10th 1940, that originally accompanied this photograph. The finest example we have seen in the past twenty years.