Cabinet card bust-length photograph signed and dated 1892. Irene von CHAVANNE.

Cabinet card bust-length photograph signed and dated 1892.

From the studio of Höffert, Dresden, with decorative studio imprint to lower margin and studio details printed to verso. 168 x1 09 mm.

Slightly worn.

Mezzo-soprano (or alto) Irene von Chavanne, a student of Désirée Artôt de Padilla (Tchaikovsky's erstwhile fiancée and a student of Pauline Viardot), spent her entire active career at the Dresden Hofoper, where she created the role of Herodias (in Richard Strauss's Salome) in 1905. Item #23743

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