Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 177

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
INCLUDES CARUSO'S SELF-CARICATURE AND MAHLER'S SIGNATURE (MUSICIANS.) SEMBRICH, MARCELLA. Over 40 Signatures by musicians and others gathered to celebrate Sembrich's retirement on February 7, 1909, on a page removed from an album. 1 page, 8x6 1/2 inches; mounted at corners to a larger sheet. [New York], 7 February 1909

Additional Details

Marcella Sembrich Gustav Mahler Enrico Caruso. Small ink drawing, self-caricature in profile at lower left, Signed diagonally at lower right Victor Herbert I.J. Paderewski Antonio Scotti Geraldine Farrar Rubin Goldmark Alfred Hertz Louise Homer Walter Damrosch Frank Damrosch Andreas Dippel Emilio de Gogorza Emma Cecilia Thursby Leo Schulz Henry Theophilus Finck Henry Holden Huss Oscan Saenger William James Henderson Franz Kneisel Sam Franko Jeanne Franko Rafael Joseffy others.
On February 6, 1909, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Sembrich, as Violetta from La Traviata, gave her last stage performance, with Enrico Caruso performing as Alfredo. The following night, a reception and dinner were held at the Hotel Astor whose attendees included Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Mahler.