Mar 19, 2015 - Sale 2376

Sale 2376 - Lot 169

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
ROSE ADER: HIS TURANDOT MUSE? PUCCINI, GIACOMO. Autograph Letter Signed, "Giacomo," to Rose Ader [from envelope] (lacking salutation), in Italian, hoping for a letter from her tomorrow, stating that he had almost finished the first act of Turandot, stating that his thoughts are always with her while he works, adding that she seems to be near him sometimes, imagines her as he saw her the first time in Rome on April 3, looking forward to meeting again and suggesting September, noting that he must stifle his feelings in his work to lessen the sorrow of their separation, explaining that if she were to come to Viareggio they could meet only rarely and it would be difficult, urging her to have patience, and expressing his longing and love. 2 pages, small 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; folds. With the original envelope. Torre del Lago, "Sunday Evening" [12 June 1921: from postmark]

Additional Details

with--Rose Ader. Photograph dated and Signed, in purple ink, 1/2-lenth portrait by Barakovitch, showing her in costume. Signed in the image and crossing into lower margin. 4 1/2x3 1/4 inches (image), 3 1/4x5 1/4 inches overall. Vienna, 30 March 1919.