Original bust-length portrait drawing of the famed Catalan cellist in profile with 'cello scroll in foreground
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.
Price: $1,250.00 other currencies