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CARUSO, ENRICO SIGNED NOTE ON PHOTO WITH ORIGINAL SELF-CARICATURE

$1,500.00

Description

ENRICO CARUSO (1873-1921) HAND-SIGNED NOTE WITH ORIGINAL PEN & INK SELF-CHARICATURE, BOTH OF WHICH ARE ON A VINTAGE PHOTO OF HIM IN COSTUME. THAT'S ALL THREE: HIS PHOTO IN COSTUME, THE HANDWRITTEN NOTE SIGNED IN TEXT, AND THE PEN & INK, FULL-LENGTH SELF-PORTRAIT - ALL ON THE SAME ITEM. "Enrico Caruso", 3.5 x 5.5, with an accompanying handwritten note in another hand noting that the photo postcard was sent to violinist Cesar Thomson (1857-1931 the Belgian violinist, teacher, composer) , 6 x 4.75, both items are museum-quality matted together, and accented with brass fillets, to an overall size of 10.5 x 13. Enrico Caruso was the Italian operatic tenor who sang to great acclaim at the manor opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. One of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded, Caruso made approximately 260 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920, which made him an international popular entertainment star. This is the first time we have seen his photo, a handwritten note signed and a pen & ink sketch all done on the same item. In fine condition, with minor age toning.

$1500   #12397ZOER