In black and red chalk and watercolour, titled "Casals" in pencil at upper right. Sheet size ca. 302 x 215 mm. Signed by the artist at lower right.
Abrasions to lower blank margin with slight loss; right margin slightly uneven; verso with paper tape repair. Signature indecipherable.
A Catalan master cellist, conductor, pianist, and composer, "Casals performed Lalo’s Concerto at the Crystal Palace on 20 May , played to Queen Victoria at Osborne, and to Lamoureux in Paris; here he made his début with the same concerto and started his international career. Never a flamboyant performer, he sought tirelessly in practice and rehearsal for the truth and beauty he felt to be an artist’s responsibility, and used his formidable powers with a simplicity and concentration that allowed no compromise. His artistry led to a new appreciation of the cello and its repertory." Robert Anderson in Grove Music Online.
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