TOMMASO SALVINI SIGNED CABINET PHOTO WITH HANDWRITTEN LINE FROM SHAKESPEARE'S OTHELLO (in Italian, translated), "That's he that was Othello!, Tommaso Salvini, N. York 29 April 1883", 4.25 x 6.5, cabinet portrait by Anderson Studio N.Y., of celebrated Italian Shakespearean actor standing, holding his overcoat and top hat. Small chip at bottom edge, minor soiling, otherwise in fine condition.
Tommaso Salvini (1829-1915) was an Italian actor most famous for his Shakespearean roles, especially noted for his Othello. He toured American five time between 1873 and 1889 to great acclaim even though he delivered his lines in Italian. Here he handwrites and signs a famous line from Othello, Act 5, Scene 2 of the classic Shakespeare tragedy.