Derivis.Acade Roy de Musique. Role d'Appins, dans Virginie.
A Paris chez Paul Legrand, Rue des Macons Sorbone No.16. [n.d., c.1820].
Stipple with large margins. Publisher's stamp in bottom right corner. Foundation Custodia ref: L.4291. Platemark: 200 x 155mm. (8 x 6"). Two pin holes to the top and bottom of printed area.
A portrait of Nicolas-Prosper Dérivis (1808 - 1880), a French operatic bass. He possessed a rich deep voice that had a great carrying power, and while he could easily assail heavy dramatic roles, he was also capable of executing difficult coloratura passages and performing more lyrical parts. Along with Nicolas Levasseur, he was one of the greatest French basses of his generation.
[Ref: 31677] £60.00