An Original Portrait Photograph

LARKIN, Philip

With Love From Philip

LARKIN, Philip An Original Portrait Photograph

Gillman and Soame, 1941.

An original sepia-toned portrait photograph of the author, typically owl-faced and spectacled, bow-tied and tweeded. 152mm x 202mm. Inscribed by Larkin for Norman Iles on the rear "With Love from Philip April 25th 1941." Two very faint creases, only really visible to the rear, with Gillman and Soame's stamp to the rear also.

Iles was Larkin's tutorial mate and closest friend during his first years at Oxford, this photograph being sent to Iles during the Easter vacs. The following year Larkin wrote to Iles "I admire your courage, intelligence and honesty. To prove it I am quite willing to keep up a correspondence as long as you like... I don't care much if I lose sight of Kingsley etc. but I should be very sorry to lose sight of you" (28th July 1942).
Both an excellent association and an uncommon instance of such early inscribed Larkin material.

PROVENANCE: From the collection of Norman Iles.

Stock ID: 38862

£7,500.00

Add to bag Add to favourites Make an enquiry

Browse related books

An Archive of Correspondence With Norman Iles

LARKIN, Philip

£75,000.00

The North Ship

LARKIN, Philip

£7,500.00

Jill

LARKIN, Philip

£8,500.00

The Less Deceived

LARKIN, Philip

£850.00

Gardeners and Astronomers

SITWELL, Edith

£250.00

Bitter Medicine

PARETSKY, Sara

£25.00

Original Autograph Manuscript: the Handkerchief Tree

BATES, H.E.

£1,250.00

Continual Dew

BETJEMAN, John

£750.00

Playback

CHANDLER, Raymond

£5,000.00

From a View to a Death

POWELL, Anthony

£6,500.00

Exiles

JOYCE, James

£25,000.00

Mankind in the Making

WELLS, H.G.

£4,500.00

Venusberg

POWELL, Anthony

£6,500.00

Charles Whibley

ELIOT, T.S.

£950.00

The Vital Message

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

£1,950.00

Hudson River Bracketed

WHARTON, Edith

£9,500.00

Kipps

WELLS, H.G.

£3,500.00

Jacob's Room

WOOLF, Virginia

£27,500.00

War in the Air

WELLS, H.G.

£6,000.00

Fiddle o' Dreams

MORRISON,Arthur

£500.00