CLAUDE RAINS

Vintage 11×14 matte finish black and white half-length portrait by Alffredo Valente, boldly signed and inscribed in turquoise fountain pen, “To/Walter/Alford/from Claude/(Rubashov)/Rains.”  About fine condition, with heavy mounting remnants onthe reverse side as well as in the borders; a few small surface chips in the background; and notations in another hand in the bottom border.  The image depicts Rains in his role as Rubashov in the 1951 Broadway production of Darkness At Noon. a play that marked his return to the New York stage after an absence of nearly two decades.  Unique and quite uncommon in oversize format.

$500