May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 166

Price Realized: $ 4,352
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
RHAPSODY IN BLUE GERSHWIN, GEORGE. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "For Tessie, / Best wishes & love, / George," with an Autograph Musical Quotation from his "Rhapsody in Blue." The photograph, 1/2-length seated portrait, showing him playing piano. The AMQ, 3 bars notated on a hand-drawn stave, with holograph title and tempo marking. Text and quotation inscribed on the mount below the photo. 7x9 3/4 inches (image), 11 1/2x10 inches overall; few cracks at edges of photo, few scattered abrasions to photo, left edge of photo and mount trimmed unevenly with portion of treble clef truncated, right edge of mount trimmed unevenly, some chipping to mount edges, remnants of prior mounting at corners of mount verso. Np, 22 November 1926