Stone engraving by Théodore Maurisset (fl. 1834-1859) after Jean-Pierre Dantan (1800-1869)

[Paris]: n.p., [1839]. 109 x 41 mm. plus wide margins. An interesting and unusual image after Dantan's bronze bust. Carafa's head, in profile, is depicted as the stopper in a bottle of cologne, decorated with a plaque on a chain, within which are the word "eau," a musical note (g), the letter "i" and a circular object (a globe?), forming a rebus which, decoded, reads "Eau Solitaire," an allusion to Carafa's opera Le Solitaire of 1822.

Very slightly browned at edges.

Sorel 35. Dantan 61.

Carafa was a prolific opera composer and life-long friend of Rossini; Le Solitare was one of his greatest successes. Item #22783

Price: $450.00  other currencies

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