BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT SIGNED INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR :
"To my friend, and translator
from Claude Houghton."
Claude Houghton Oldfield (1889-1961), British novels writer, never achieved great popularity with the general public, though Houghton's work was praised by such fellow writers as J. B. Priestley, Hugh Walpole, Clemence Dane, and Henry Miller.
Houghton's novels were translated into German, Czech and French by Louis Postif, who translated Jack London and Agatha Christie as well.
Portrait is also signed by the London photographer with note on the back, Olga Baswitz 151 Kensington High Street W8.