GIACOMO PUCCINI - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1910 - HFSID 43673
Sale Price $1,530.00
Giacomo Puccini signs a sepia photograph of him wearing a suit and tie smoking a cigarette.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To the beautiful Trin/with my best/regards/from the affectionate/G. Puccini/N.Y. 1910" in Italian in red pencil. Sepia, 5¾x7¾, taped to 7¾x10¼ (2 surfaces). Photographer's imprint at lower left. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), the greatest Italian opera composer of his time, is best known for La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. In 1907, he composed The Girl of the Golden West, a very different sort of opera, set in California during the gold rush era, which was successfully premiered at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1910, the year and city in which this photograph was signed. Lightly stained background. ¾x4¾-inch stain at upper left margin, else fine condition.
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