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BENITO MUSSOLINI (1883-1945) Photographic portrait signed with autograph dedication dated 3 May 1923.

By the Italian photographer Vincenzo Laviosa. Original photograph, silver print, mounted on card. On the cardboard: Autograph dedication, signature and date in black ink by Mussolini. Signature stamp of the photographer Vincenzo Laviosa "Grand'Uff. V.Laviosa / Roma", and embossed royal coat of arms with printed indications. Framed. 24,5 x 18,5 cm - 32 x 41 cm Vincenzo Laviosa (1887-1935) was an internationally renowned photographer, painter and set designer, who was awarded the distinction of Grand Officer of the Italian Crown in 1921. Expert in portraits, V. Laviosa photographed many famous people, among them Mussolini, who declared: "I have finally been portrayed as I really am" and Franklin D. Roosevelt, while he was governor of New York.