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[Michael Costa.]
[Michael Costa.]
From a Photograph by Signori Caldesi. Engraved by George Zobel.
London, Published May 21st 1855, by J.Mitchell, Bookseller & Publisher to Her Majesty. 33 Old Bond S.t.
Mezzotint on steel. 510 x 340mm. Damp stain.
From Caldesi's 'Artists of the Italian Opera'. Sir Michael Costa (1808-1884) was the Musical Director. In 1855 Costa wrote the oratorio 'Eli'; Rossini's commented: 'The good Costa has sent me an oratorio score and a Stilton cheese. The cheese was very good'.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1138]   £240.00  
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[Italo Gardoni.]
[Italo Gardoni.]
From a Photograph by Signori Caldesi. Engraved by George Zobel.
London, Published May 21st 1855, by J.Mitchell, Bookseller & Publisher to Her Majesty. 33 Old Bond S.t.
Mezzotint on steel. 510 x 340mm. Damp stain.
From Caldesi's 'Artists of the Italian Opera'.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1139]   £240.00  
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[Giulia Grisi.]
[Giulia Grisi.]
From a Photograph by Signori Caldesi. Engraved by George Zobel.
London, Published May 21st 1855, by J.Mitchell, Bookseller & Publisher to Her Majesty. 33 Old Bond S.t.
Mezzotint on steel. 510 x 340mm. Spotting.
From Caldesi's 'Artists of the Italian Opera'. Giulia Grisi (1811-1869), a brilliant dramatic soprano, a prima donna for thirty years.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1140]   £240.00  
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[Luigi Lablache.]
[Luigi Lablache.]
From a Photograph by Signori Caldesi. Engraved by George Zobel.
London, Published May 21st 1855, by J.Mitchell, Bookseller & Publisher to Her Majesty. 33 Old Bond S.t.
Mezzotint on steel. 510 x 340mm. Damp stain.
From Caldesi's 'Artists of the Italian Opera'. Luigi Lablache (1794-1858), of French and Irish heritage but born in Naples. He was most noted for his comic performances, especially Leporello in 'Don Giovanni'.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1141]   £240.00  
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