I was going to say he looks strikingly youthful in this picture compared to how he looked around the time of Monsieur Verdoux! But the caption doesn't lie–unless they were using an older picture for some reason. Huh. Odd.
The photo was publisheed in French magazine NOIR ET BLANC dated January 1st 1947. So the photo was taken at the maximum in 1946. I cannot see Verdoux's real moustache Chaplin wore during the filming of the movie. May Paul Dorsey be the photographer's name? D.