Semi-glossy 8×10 black and white chest-up portrait, boldly signed in blue ink, “Best wishes/ian Bannen.”  About fine condition, with scattered lengthy but very faint handling bends, primarily in the dark fabric of his jacket, invisible when the photograph is viewed head on. During the course of his half-century career, Bannen appeared in dozens of films and television series, winning an Oscar nomination for his performance in Waking Ned Devine (1990), just two years before his death.