Lot 749: Ungher, Caroline

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Lot 749: Ungher Caroline: (1803-1877) Austro-Hungarian Contralto. A.L.S, C. Sabatier, Three Pages, 8Vo, Pisa, 15Th March 1856, To Giunio Carbone, In Italian. Ungher Refers To An Original Painting That She Has Been Unsuccessfully Trying To Sell, A 'Work Of Art' By Painter Renna, A Pupil Of Velazquez. She Reports Having Tried In England And Vienna, And States 'I Will Try To Get The Information And Will Find The Way To Expose It In Paris Or In Vienna Through One Of The Most Important Art Dealers'. With Holograph Address And Several Postmarks To The Final Page. Some Light Overall Browning And A Few Very Small Tears To The Edges. G. On The 7Th May 1824 Caroline Ungher Was The Contralto Soloist At The Premiere Of Beethoven'S Ninth And Last Symphony In Vienna. It Has Been Widely Reported That She Was The One Who, At The End Of The Performance, Approached The Completely Deaf Beethoven, Who Was Still Conducting, Held His Arm And Turned Him Around To Receive His Audience'S Thunderous Applause And All Kinds Of Gestures Of Ovation Which He Could See. Giunio Carbone (1805-1881) Italian Man Of Letters And Palaeographer. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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