$1,000

ENRICO CARUSO PHOTOGRAPH and SIGNED LETTER

  • Street (optional): East Schwartz Blvd
  • City: The Villages
  • State: Florida
  • Zip/Postal Code: 32159
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Caruso letter detail

Description

A BEAUTIFUL FRAMED ORIGINAL ANTIQUE HAND SIGNED LETTER and PHOTOGRAPH OF WORLDFAMOUS ITALIAN OPERA STAR ENRICO CARUSO.

Fine autograph letter signed by the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921), in English, on “Hotel Knickerbocker” stationery.  Dated New York, January 21, 1912,  handsomely framed with a vintage 5½x8½  photograph of Caruso, sitting on a bench with a book in hand.

Caruso writes to Mr. A.M. Bagby,  (a popular figure in the social life of Europe and America), introducing his best friend  a pianist Mr. Shoenberger.

Caruso’s letter, in English, is addressed to “Mr. Bagby,” and reads: “The bearer is Mr. Schoenberg whom I have the pleasure of introducing to you and commending as
one of my best friends and one of the most distinguished pianist of Europe.  This is his first visit to America and, unfortunately, the season is too late for one of his appearances
in concert: but not too late to make arrangements for next.
You would oblige me very much if you will assist him in any way possible.
Believe me, My dear Mr. Bagby,
Yours Sincerely.
Enrico Caruso”

In 1909, Caruso moved into the Knickerbocker, making him by far the hotels most famous resident
Dimensions: 20″W x 16″H.
Fine condition

 

   

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