JOSEPH CALLEIA

Vintage 7.25 x 9 matte finish black and white chest-up studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To Eric Moorhouse/with all good wishes/Joseph Calleia/1936.”  Fine condition, with mounting remnants on the reverse side; partially trimmed borders; lightly clipped corner tips, not affecting the image; a faint stain in the background to the right of his head; and two very mild vertical handling bends, one in the background to the right of his head and the second in his jacket, the former minimally detracting from overall appearance.  Although uniformly penned against the dark fabric of his jacket, the writing is quite readable.

$55