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Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921) Large Archive of Material Including Twenty-five Original Drawings.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
28
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921) Large Archive of Material Including Twenty-five Original Drawings. Drawings depict characters from operas and celebrities, most signed, many identified, each matted, including fifteen original sketches of characters from "Salome," drawn by Caruso in 1907; together with a signed photograph of Caruso as the Duke in "Rigoletto"; two signed original artist's renderings for Caruso costumes in full color (including a sketch for the costume of Don Alvaro from the Met's 1918 production of "La Forza del Destino"); dozens of photographs of Caruso performing and in costume; an extensive collection of carbon copies associated with Caruso's contested will, including copies of legal evidence and narratives of the particular issues regarding the posthumous lawsuits; [together with] Caruso ephemera, including records; family association documents, and other material, including a small bust of Caruso fashioned after one of his self-caricatures.

Provenance: Private Collection of John Bello.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


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Keywords

John Bello, Don Alvaro, Caruso, Enrico Caruso, La forza del destino, Music, Operas, Vocal music

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