Publisher: [San Francisco: William Dassonville], 1915.
Condition: In fine condition.
Book ID: 27327
DescriptionPlatinum print, 20.5 x 15.5 cm, with the photographer's estate stamp ("Estate of William Dassonville") on the reverse of the print.
CommentsA rare and fine photographic portrait of the prominent California poet George Sterling (1869-1926), taken by the prominent California photographer, William Dassonville (1879-1957) and inscribed to Dassonville by Sterling in the lower left corner of the image: "Dear Dassonville: This is the best picture ever taken of your friend George Sterling 1915." Sterling was a photogenic subject and by 1915 Dassonville was well established as one of the most sought-after portrait photographers in California, and the combination of the two makes for a striking portrait. 1915 was also the year Sterling's famous poetical contributions to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.