ART & MUSIC
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN REPORTS: “I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THE LIBRETTO…”
SULLIVAN, ARTHUR (1842-1900) English composer best know for his work with librettist W.S. Gilbert. Manuscript Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan,” on 1 Queen’s Mansions, Victoria Street S.W. stationery. One page, octavo. London. October 14, 1894. Sullivan writes to: V. Langammer, Esq:
CHOPIN SELLS THE COPYRIGHTS TO HIS ~~ 2nd GRANDE SONATA
AND HIS LA BERCEUSE
CHOPIN, FREDERIC. (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist, noted for his lyric compositions for piano, including 55 mazurkas, 13 polonaises, 24 preludes, 27 etudes, 19 nocturnes, 4 ballades and 4 scherzos. Remarkable and Very Rare Partly Printed Document Signed, “Frederic Chopin,” in English. One page, quarto. Paris, May 2, 1845.
CHOICE PHOTOGRAPH OF LOUIS ARMSTONG PLAYING HIS TRUMPET – BOLDLY SIGNED
ARMSTRONG, LOUIS. (1901-1971). American trumpeter and vocalist who was among the most influential figures in American jazz; nicknamed “Satchmo”. Choice, black and white Photograph Signed, “Louis Armstrong” to the right of his image against the lighter background of the image.
SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANZ LISZT
LISZT, FRANZ (1811-1886). Hungarian Romantic era composer, piano virtuoso, and teacher. An attractive carte-de-visite Photograph, depicting Liszt in a dramatic pose, standing aside a music stand and boldly Signed, “F. Liszt.”
EDWARD STEICHEN — THE ’50 PHOTOGRAPHS BY 50 PHOTOGRAPHERS EXHIBITION’
STEICHEN, EDWARD. (1879-1973). American photographer. Typed Letter Signed, “Edward Steichen”, on his name-imprinted The Museum of Modern Art letterhead. One full page, quarto. “11 West 53rd Street, New York”, August 4, 1948. Very fine condition. To “F.B. Knoop, Executive Editor, The Farm Quarterly, 22 East 12th Street, Cincinnati 10, Ohio”.
SIR WILLIAM GILBERT REGRETFULLY DECLINES AN INVITATION
GILBERT, SIR WILLIAM S. (1836-1911). English playwright. Autograph Letter Signed, “W.S. Gilbert”, on his monogrammed WSG stationery. Two full, separate pages, octavo. “6 Evelyn Mansion, Victoria St.”, February 15, 1896.
RENOIR TO HIS SON — “IT ISN’T WORTH IT TO BURDEN YOU WITH THE TWO CANVASSES I WAS TALKING ABOUT…GO BY DURAND- RUEL [HIS PARIS ART DEALER] WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE NURSING CHILD‘, ASK HIM FOR ONE.”
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”, in French, on imprinted LES COLLETTES / CAGNES (A.M.) stationery. Two full pages, octavo. “12 September 1914” To his son, JEAN RENOIR.