Lot 388: Callas (Maria, 1923-1977). Signed vintage photograph, 1957, gelatin silver print, three-quarter length portrait showing Callas after a performance as Amina in Bellini's La Sonnambula, possibly given at Edinburgh, signed in blue ink 'To Reuben, Maria Meneghini Callas' and dated 1957, 21.5 x 16.5cm (8.5 x 6.5ins). Reuben Grant (1927-2013), was close friends with many of the London and Paris opera stars of the age and regularly attended private parties at Dolphin Square in London where he met Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi. (1)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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