Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 glossy hand-colored chest-up portrait, with embossed borders, boldly signed in black fountain pen, partially intersecting a pre-printed signature. Very fine condition. British leading lady and later character actress Gladys Cooper’s stage, screen, and television career spanned nearly seventy years. She was active in Hollywood throughout much of the 1940s, winning an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress as Bette Davis’s ghastly, domineering mother in Now, Voyager (1942), perhaps her best-known film role, as well as for her performances in The Song of Bernadette (1943) and My Fair Lady (1964), in which she played Mrs. Higgins.