LEE, ROBERT E. Signed carte-de-visite portrait.
Carte-de-visite bust length portrait depicting Lee in uniform, signed "RE Lee" at lower right, the verso with an inscription by Mary C. Lee dated August 1867, imprint of Vannerson & Levy Photographers, Richmond, Va., to verso. 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (9.8 x 6.1 cm); in an antique double-sided frame. The card affixed to mat below the signature which is dark, small abraded area in forehead, some light color possibly added to beard, a few small spots.
Lee in his classic portrait by Davies, with a bold signature. A similar example with the Vannerson imprint, inscription from Mrs. Lee, with similar retouching (also housed in a double-sided frame) was sold at Charles Hamilton, 10 July 1980, lot 128, suggesting these from a group of portraits procured by Mrs. Lee for presentation during the final years of her husband's life.
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