ART & MUSIC
LEONARD TSUGUHARU FOUJITA — LETTER ILLUSTRATED WITH AN INK SKETCH OF A STORK
FOUJITA, LEONARD TSUGUHARU. (1886-1968) Japanese–French painter and printmaker, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings; has been called “the most important Japanese artist working in the West during the 20th century”; he achieved great fame as a painter of beautiful women and cats. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Leonard Foujita”, in French, on the back of a picture postcard bearing an image of Foujita’s “La Vierge à L’enfant.” October 4, 1967. Incorporating a small drawing of a stork.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG — AN ATTRACTIVE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
ARMSTRONG, LOUIS. (1901-1971). American trumpeter and vocalist who was among the most influential figures in American jazz; nicknamed “Satchmo”; his career spanned five decades and all eras in the history of jazz. Choice, black and white postcard Photograph Signed, “Louis Armstrong” under his image on the wide lower portion, in his characteristic green ink.
ENRICO CARUSO — FABULOUS ALBUM DETAILING CARUSO’S CONCERT IN NEW CASTLE, ENGLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1909 ~~ WITH A SIGNED PROGRAM, NUMEROUS COLOR TICKETS, LETTERS FROM HIS MANAGER ORGANIZING THE EVENT, AND PRESS CLIPPINGS SURROUNDING THE EXTRAVANGANZA
CARUSO, ENRICO (1873-1921) Acclaimed Italian tenor. Light tan cloth-bound quarto album containing a fascinating collection of memorabilia related to Caruso’s September 10, 1909, concert at the Town Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. 30+ pages, quarto.
ORIGINAL DRAWING OF G.K. CHESTERTON, BY LONDON CARICATURIST, L.J. BINNS, BOLDLY SIGNED BY THEM BOTH
CHESTERTON, G.[ilbert] K.[ieth] (1874-1936). English writer and author; one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early 20th century. Original octavo caricature of Chesterton, drawn on heavy artists board, and boldly Signed, “G.K. Chesterton” under his image.
SIR HENRY ROWLEY BISHOP PENS THE MUSIC TO ACCOMPANY THE SCOTTISH POET, JOANNA BAILLIE’S: ‘THE CHOUGH AND CROW TO ROOST ARE GONE’
BISHOP, SIR HENRY ROWLEY. (1786-1855). English conductor and composer. Rarely seen, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, “Henry R. Bishop: Knt. Prof. Mus. Lon”. One page, octavo. London, March 21, 1854. Bishop has penned 5 bars of music plus the lyrics from Scottish poet Joanna Baillie’s : THE CHOUGH AND CROW TO ROOST ARE GONE.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS — AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form. One full page, quarto. London, April 6, 1898.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN RECOMMENDS HIS GODSONS COMPANY, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SON OF SIR GEORGE GROVE — THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF GROVE’S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”. Two pages, octavo. “Grove House, Weybridge”, July 19, no year.