Autograph note on both sides of a visiting card signed in full to "Mr. Waller." Mary GARDEN.

Autograph note on both sides of a visiting card signed in full to "Mr. Waller."

N.d. In black ink. With Garden's name and French address printed to recto. Ca. 80 x 110 mm.

"Dear Mr. Waller, A thousand thanks for your sweet welcome. I saw Judith [Waller?] in Newport looking so wonderful. I shall be glad when she is back in New York – With warm regards."

Occasional light staining and smudging; narrow band of tape to left edge of recto.

An American soprano of Scottish birth, "Garden was recognized as a supreme singing-actress, with uncommonly vivid powers of characterization (her dramatic style influenced by both Sarah Bernhardt and Coquelin Ainé) and a rare subtlety of colour and phrasing." In 1902, Claude Debussy chose her to sing Mélisande in the première of Pelléas et Mélisande." Michael T.R.B. Turnbull in Grove Music Online. Item #23628

Price: $75.00  other currencies

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