Oval bust-length photograph. Signed in full below image.

Overall size ca. 6-3/4" x 5" (176 x 127 mm.).

From the New York studio of Aimé Dupont, with his name and address embossed at lower right corner and copyright noted in the plate.

"E" of signature slightly smudged, with several very small ink spots; laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso.

"[Calvé's] voice – a luscious, finely trained soprano with the addition of strong chest-notes and some very pure high notes – derived a peculiar charm from its combination of absolute steadiness with rich colour. As an interpreter she was intensely dramatic and impulsive...". Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.

Dupont (1841-1900), a Belgian-born American photographer, was the official photographer for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Item #31086

Price: $65.00  other currencies

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