FEODOR CHALIAPIN. Dramatic 7×9 matte finish sepia tone half-length portrait as Boris Gudonov, his signature role, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen and dated 1924. About fine condition, with areas of patchy silvering, invisible when the image is viewed head on; some mild vertical creases in his costume at his waist, visible only when the image is tilted towards the light; and slight bends to all four corner tips, three of them noticeable to a degree, only slightly detracting from the overall appearance of the image.