Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 261

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
TWAIN SIGNS A PORTRAIT OF CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER TWAIN, MARK. Autograph Note Signed, on a leaf removed from an autograph album: "This is an excellent likeness of Mr. Justice Fuller, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. There are times, too, when it resembles / Yours very truly / Mark Twain." Apparently, before asking Twain for his autograph, the collector affixed an image of Justice Melville Fuller to the page supposing it to be a portrait of Twain, which portrait has since been lost; the portrait now in its place was recently printed. 1 page, 3 1/4x5 1/4 inches; remnants of mounting at side edges verso with faint bleedthrough touching a few letters of text, faint dampstain at lower edge. Np, nd