Lot 780: Composers

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:29:35

Lot 780: Four items: a 5.25 x 3.25 postcard photo of Pietro Mascagni in a bust-length pose, signed in Italian in ink (translated), "With the affectionate greetings of your friend, P. Mascagni," dated September 11, 1901, with writing in another hand below; a glossy 7.5 x 8.75 photo of Bernstein, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Beth Rubin, Best wishes from Leonard Bernstein, 1980"; an AMQS on an off-white 10.5 x 6.5 sheet, signed and dated below in ink by Jules Massenet, "J. Massenet, Paris, 23 Juillet/[18]80," with Massenet penning four bars of the vocal and piano parts from his oratorio La Vierge, along with the lyrics for the piece; and an ink signature, "Greetings, faithfully yours, Ethelbert Nevin, Edgewater—Aug. 10th 1898," on the reverse of an admirer's letter on an off-white 4.75 x 7.75 sheet. Writing on the Massenet AMQS light but legible, otherwise overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope for the Nevin signature. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469 Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Estimate: $600-800
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