Lot #1583
Giacomo Puccini Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $600+


Vintage matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 postcard of soprano Aurelia Cattaneo, signed prominently in fountain pen by Giacomo Puccini. The postcard features several bars of music for Puccini’s operatic dramma lirico Edgar, which have been penned by an unknown hand. In fine condition. The first performance of Edgar was held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on April 21, 1889, with Cattaneo playing the role of Fidelia.

Provenance: from the estate of Senator Carl Levin. A lifelong Democrat, ardent advocate for civil rights, and staple of the United States Senate from 1979 to 2015, Senator Levin was also a longtime client of RR Auction. As a collector, he favored his political heroes—Harry S. Truman, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—as well as those figures emblematic of the American spirit, like Robert Frost, Joe Louis, and Helen Keller.

Auction Info

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

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