ART & MUSIC
SAINT-GAUDENS — THE DESIGNER OF THE $20 GOLD PIECE
SAINT-GAUDENS, AUGUSTUS. (1848-1907). American sculptor; His signature, boldly written, “Augustus St. Gaudens / New York, April 25/92″ on an octavo leaf.
RUDOLPH FRIML — SENDS A LETTER OF THANKS AND INCORPORATES A MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM “INDIAN LOVE SONG”
FRIML, RUDOLPH. (1879-1972) Czech-born pianist and composer of operettas, musicals, songs and piano pieces; known for his light operas; The Firefly, Rose Marie. Typed Letter Signed, “Rudolf Friml”, on his name imprinted stationery, and incorporating an Autograph Musical Quotation from his “Indian Love Song”. One page, quarto. Los Angeles, California, October 12, 1971.
DUBUFFET: “YOU DID QUITE A SIGNIFICANT JOB TO OBTAIN AN AUTOGRAPH WITH THIS LETTER”
DUBUFFET, JEAN. (1901-1985) French painter and sculptor; best known for founding the art movement ‘Art Bru’t. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “J. Dubuffet,” in French. 1/2 page, quarto. Paris, January 7, 1976.
THE ARCHITECT OF CENTRAL PARK, FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEAD — ACKNOWLEDGES AN ASSOCIATE’S “CULTIVATION OF AN APPRECIATIVE PUBLIC OPINION IN RESPECT…. OF [THE] PUBLIC WORKS IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN ENGAGED.”
OLMSTED, FREDERICK LAW. (1822-1903) Father of American landscape architecture; Famous for designing Central Park, Prospect Park and other significant urban parks. Very scarce Autograph Letter Signed “Frederick Law Olmsted”. 2½ pages on two separate bifolio sheets, octavo. Brookline, Mass., October 18, 1887.
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER GRACEFULLY ACCEPTS AN INVITATION
WHISTLER, JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL (1834-1903) American Artist, who exerted a profound influence on his contemporaries and on the course of American art. Autograph Note Signed “J. McNeill Whistler”. One page, oblong octavo. No date, no place.
VERDI PENS A NOTE ON HIS NAME IMPRINTED CALLING CARD
VERDI, GIUSEPPE. (1813-1901) Italian composer. Attractive Autograph Note Signed, “G. Verdi”, in Italian, on his personal imprinted calling card.
THE ARTIST WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATION OF THE ‘GIBSON GIRL’
GIBSON, CHARLES DANA. (1867-1944). American illustrator; best known for his creation of the ‘Gibson Girl’, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent Euro-American woman. Autograph Letter Signed, “C.D. Gibson”, on imprinted Life letterhead stationery. One full page, quarto.