Three-quarter length portrait of the composer by [Franz Xaver] Setzer of Vienna with his blindstamped signature, note "Nachdruck verboten," and "Wien" to lower portion of portrait. 133 x 83 mm.
With studio handstamp and date "3. Mai 1923" in an unidentified hand to verso.
From the collection of Maria Jeritza.
Slightly worn; horizontal crease to mid-section.
Like other successful composers of the era, Léhar was close to Maria Jeritza (1887-1982), the most celebrated soprano of the final years of the Habsburg empire. She appeared regularly at the Metropolitan opera in New York from 1921 on; it is possible that the inscription is specific to her return to Vienna after the end of the Met's season.
Franz Xaver Setzer (1886-1939) was a famous Viennese portrait photographer regularly active at the Salzburg Festival. Item #25303
Price: $250.00 other currencies