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World-famous Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso's pair of hand-drawn sketches, unsigned. Best known for his signature role as Canio in ''Pagliacci,'' Caruso was also a pioneer in recorded sound, selling a million records at the dawn of the medium. More obscure was his passion for visual art, particularly caricatures, a medium he became quite accomplished at over his lifetime. This pair were likely friends of Caruso's: first portrait depicts a man posing in profile, his hair ornately sculpted in an extravagant updo. The second portrait depicts a woman in profile, her hair long and curly beneath a decorative hat. Both portraits are drawn in pencil and ink. Each portrait measures 4.25'' x 8.5'', matted together in white to an overall size of 10.5'' x 14.5''. Very good overall with only minor toning. From a larger collection of Enrico Caruso caricature sketches and thus identified.
Pair of Caricatures Drawn by Famed Italian Opera Singer, Enrico Caruso
Pair of Caricatures Drawn by Famed Italian Opera Singer, Enrico Caruso
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Auction closed on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
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