Lot 787: French actress who retired in 1828 having lost her beautiful voice to illness (1789–1870). ALS in French, signed "Mainville Fodor," one page, 8 x 10, January 10, 1821. Letter on the management of the Theatre Royale Italy in Paris with the rejection of the role of Griselda. In part (translated): "Griselda is my favorite work, it is through it that I started my career…in a time when my health is low…such roles as the Countess of Figaro, Agnese and secret marriage, I fear I can not sing." Addressed on the reverse of the second integral page in her own hand. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a block of toning to the lower right, and some foxing and soiling to the right edge, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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