Lot 161

Opera Interest.-

Black and white photograph by Aimè Dupont of Henry Holbrook Curtis, vocal therapist at the Metropolitan Opera and inventor of the tonograph, signed and inscribed ‘To my dear friend Édouard de Reszke, whose noble and genuine nature has endeared him to all Americans and especially me, Mar 1899’, mounted, some foxing throughout, 29.7 x 24.6 cm.; black and white, three-quarter length portrait by Elmer Chickering of Marie Engle, signed and inscribed ‘To Jean de Reszke from his sincere friend and admirer Marie Engle, London 1897’, with original photographer’s mount, overall yellowing and foxing, 32.5 x 22.7 cm; detailed costume design by E. Castel-Bert for a Wagnerian production, signed by the designer and dedicated to ‘E. de Rezke’, with various pencil annotations, stamp, foxing throughout, 30.5 x 21.5 cm.; also included is a black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Gustaw Broel-Plater, signed and inscribed in French to Helena Ruszkowska and dated 1910, upper left corner of mount bent, 24.5 x 15.6 cm (4)

Estimate: £200-£300