Original pencil sketch by the French artist Paul Jean Flandrin (1811-1902). Ambroise THOMAS.

Original pencil sketch by the French artist Paul Jean Flandrin (1811-1902)

[n.d., but ca. 1860]. Ca. 310 x 225 mm. Thomas is depicted seated at the piano, an owl perched on top of the instrument, a snake and turtle behind the composer. On wove paper. Signed by the artist at lower right in ink.

Some light foxing and wear; small hole to upper right quadrant not affecting drawing.

"After years of neglect, Thomas’ work has seen a considerable revival in the last two decades of the 20th century, with major performances, at least of Mignon and Hamlet, being mounted in France, Great Britain and the USA. In the context of French opera of the late 19th century Thomas was a figure of considerable importance, an imaginative innovator and a master of musical characterization." Richard Langham Smith in Grove Music Online. Item #22784

Price: $750.00  other currencies

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