Postcard photograph signed "Lehár Fr" and inscribed to noted soprano Maria Jeritza "Innige Willkommgrüsse in Wien, wo man Sie schon sehnsüchtig erwartet. In Verehrung Lehár." Franz LEHÁR.

Postcard photograph signed "Lehár Fr" and inscribed to noted soprano Maria Jeritza "Innige Willkommgrüsse in Wien, wo man Sie schon sehnsüchtig erwartet. In Verehrung Lehár."

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

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