Bust-length photograph of the American mezzo-soprano and contralto. Signed in full, dated February 14, 1918, and inscribed to Alice Wolff. Cecil ARDEN.

Bust-length photograph of the American mezzo-soprano and contralto. Signed in full, dated February 14, 1918, and inscribed to Alice Wolff.

From the Mishkin studio, with his copyright information in the plate. Ca. 9" x 7". (229 x 178 mm.). Slightly worn and creased; laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso.

Together with an autograph letter signed in full. 1-1/2 pp. Octavo. To Miss Wolff. On personalized letterhead with Arden's address and monogram embossed at head. Arden sends a signed photograph to her admirer and states "I have enjoyed singing at the Humanitarian Concerts because of the high standard of intelligence of the audience & their sincere appreciation when they are pleased."

Arden made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera on January 12, 1918 as Vanard in the American premiere of Mascagni's Lodoletta with Geraldine Farrar and Enrico Caruso.

Herman Mishkin (1870-1948) served as the Metropolitan Opera's official portraitist from 1908-1932, producing an important body of work documenting "The Golden Age of Opera." Item #31076

Price: $50.00  other currencies

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