ADA CROSSLEY-MUECKE - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE 1912 - HFSID 112569
ADA CROSSLEY-MUECKE. Inscribed signature: "Kind greeting to/Sydney Willie./Ada Crossley-Meucke/1912", 4½x3½. Australian contralto Ada Jemima Crossley (1871-1929) first sang with the
Sale Price $72.00
ADA CROSSLEY-MUECKE. Inscribed signature: "Kind greeting to/Sydney Willie./Ada Crossley-Meucke/1912", 4½x3½. Australian contralto Ada Jemima Crossley (1871-1929) first sang with the Philharmonic Society in Melbourne in 1889, and she debuted in Sydney in 1892 and in London in 1895. For many years, Crossley was a popular singer in music festivals and on the concert stage, and she gave five command performances before Queen Victoria over two years. Crossley, who also toured in the U.S. (1902-1903) and South Africa (1903-1904) before returning for successful tours her native Australia (1908-1909), married Dr. Francis Frederick Muecke (1879-1945) in 1905. The couple later moved to London, where she died on October 17, 1929 after a short illness. Slightly creased, minor diagonal crease at the "A" in Ada. Stained, touching writing (all legible). Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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