Lot 725: Rare pearl-finish 5.5 x 7.5 photo of sculptor Leon Leyritz's Art Deco bust of Ravel, signed and inscribed in fountain pen to a flautist in the Cleveland Orchestra, "To Laurent Torno, sincerely, Maurice Ravel." A pencil notation on the reverse of the mat reads, "1928, Ravel conducted Cleveland Symphony while I was a member, acted as his interpreter." Matted to an overall size of 10 x 12. In fine condition. Ravel considered the Leyritz bust his best portrait, and Torno was later first flute with the St. Louis Symphony for several years—an excellent musical association.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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