Lot #1584
Gioachino Rossini Autograph Letter Signed

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Estimate: $600+

UPDATE: A summarized translation has been provided for this one-page letter written in Italian. That summary is as follows: Paris, 1830. Rossini asks his recipient to look among the letters brought back from Petit-Bourg for a ticket signed by Alexandre Aguado, 1st Marquis de la Marismas, for his box at the Grand Opéra, and to give it to the bearer. The castle of Petit-Bourg, near Évry, belonged to the rich banker of Spanish origin Alexandre Aguado, 1st Marquis de Las Marismas (1784-1842). He often welcomed Rossini, who wrote his famous French language opera, William Tell, at the castle. The Marquis was a great music lover and patron of the Italian Opera, and also Dr. Louis Veron's sponsoring partner at the Opera.


Description

Important Italian composer (1792-1868) who became one of the seminal figures in the history of opera with such repertoire staples as The Barber of Seville and William Tell. ALS in Italian, signed “Rossini,” one page, 4.75 x 7.25, no date. Untranslated, boldly penned handwritten letter to "Carlino." In very good to fine condition, with overall creasing.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #649 - Ended December 07, 2022





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