Stone engraving by Théodore Maurisset (fl. 1834-1859) after Jean-Pierre Dantan (1800-1869)
[Paris]: n.p., .
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.
Price: $450.00 other currencies