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45 original vintage photographs of prominent - SINGERS - Photographs - 20th Cent - 1885. [1201375]
Born in Minsk, Russia, Mishkin emigrated to the United States in 1885. As the official portraitist of the Metropolitan Opera from 1908 until 1932, he became the foremost portrayer of Golden Age opera singers. While photographing opera stars for the Metropolitan, he maintained a portrait studio frequented by many of the most significant performing artists of the day. "In certain respects, he had the most difficult task of any theatrical photographer of the early 20th century for he was constantly having to temper the hyperbolically dramatic poses that opera singers employed on the vast stages of Europe and America so that they didn't appear ludicrous shot from a twelve-foot distance. His subjects were among the least tractable persons to instruction in the performing arts, and were generally infected with decorative sensibilities. That Mishkin was able to satisfy his sitters and adjust to the increasingly less ornamental aesthetic of modern photography was a testament to his tact and flexibility." Broadway Photographs online.. - Alda, Frances (1883-1952). Bust-length portrait of the New Zealand soprano, most likely in the title role of Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Ca. 204 x 152 mm. With the handstamp of Bain News Service in New York to verso. - Alda. Full-length portrait as Ginevra in Giordano's La Cena delle Beffe. Ca. 203 x 153 mm. - Alda. Bust-length portrait. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. [Ca. 1909] - Bori, Lucrezia (1887-1960). Bust-length portrait of the Spanish soprano. Ca. 203 x 151 mm. With handstamps of Miskell & Sutton in Cleveland and the Lakewood Public Library to verso. - Bori. Full-length portrait as the Duchess of Towers in Deems Taylor's Peter Ibbettson. Ca. 224 x 167 mm. - Bori. Full-length portrait in the title role of Thomas's Mignon. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. With handstamps of Donald C. Dougherty Management in Cleveland and the Lakewood Public Library to verso. - Bori. Waist-length portrait as Manon. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Bori. Bust-length portrait as Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Ca. 202 x 152 mm. - Branzell, Karin (1891-1974). Bust-length portrait of the Swedish contralto as Brangaene in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Ca. 198 x 153 mm. - Case, Anna (1889-1984). Bust-length portrait in profile. Ca. 178 x 121. Trimmed. Laid down to black backing paper. With another photograph, ca. 141 x 108, being a full-length informal portrait with a dog and four other women, one of whom is dressed in a Native American costume, to verso. - Case. Bust-length portrait. Ca. 202 x 152 mm. - Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921). Full-length portrait of the Italian tenor as Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. Ca. 214 x 126 mm. Trimmed at lower margin. - Caruso. Full-length portrait as Don José in Bizet's Carmen. Ca. 205 x 125 mm. Trimmed at upper and lower edges. - Caruso. Waist-length portrait as Samson in Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila. Ca. 243 x 133 mm. - Caruso. Full-length portrait as Samson in Act III, blind and with shorn hair, next to a young boy. Ca. 248 x 133 mm. - Claussen, Julia (1879-1941). Bust-length portrait of the Swedish mezzo-soprano. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Chamlee, Mario (1892-1966). Full-length portrait of the American tenor as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto. Ca. 202 x 152 mm. - Danise, Giuseppe (1882-1963). Bust-length portrait of the Italian baritone. With handstamp of the Miskell and Sutton in Cleveland to verso. Ca. 203 x 153 mm. - De Luca, Giuseppe (1876-1950). Waist-length portrait of the Italian baritone as Figaro in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Ca. 204 x 153 mm. With handstamps of Roger de Bruyn, Exclusive Management in New York, and the Metropolitan Musical Bureau, - Destinn, Emmy (1878-1930). Three-quarter-length portrait of the Czech soprano as Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Ca. 224 x 160 mm. Laid down to cream cardstock; trimmed. With the photographer's information embossed to lower left portion. - Easton, Florence (1884-1955). Three-quarter-length portrait of the English soprano. With "Florence Easton Prima Donna Soprano Metropolitan Opera Company" typed to verso. Ca. 176 x 126 mm. - Farrar, Geraldine (1882-1967). Three-quarter-length portrait of the American soprano in the title role of Bizet's Carmen. Ca. 200 x 149 mm. Laid down to ivory cardstock. - Fleischer, Edytha (born 1898). Full-length portrait (kneeling) of the German soprano as Hänsel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Fleischer. Head and shoulders portrait. Ca. 203 x 151 mm. With handstamp of Miskell and Sutton to verso. - Gatti-Casazza, Giulio (1869-1940). Bust-length portrait of the Italian impresario and general manager of the Metropolitan Opera. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. With date "Mar 23 1959" handstamped to verso. - Gigli, Beniamino (1890-1957). Bust-length portrait of the Italian tenor as Faust in Boito's Mefistofele. Ca. 191 x 139 mm. - Jeritza, Maria (1887-1982). Waist-length portrait of the Moravian soprano in the title role of Bizet's Carmen (Act III). Ca. 238 x 189 mm. Laid down to mount, ca. 246 x 198 mm. - Jeritza. Three-quarter-length portrait in church as Eva in Wagner's Die Meistersinger. Reproduction (by Mishkin) of an older photograph by Setzer in Vienna. Ca. 221 x 169 mm. With date "Feb 18 1961" handstamped to verso. - Johnson, Edward (1878-1959). Bust-length portrait of the Canadian tenor, impresario, and general manager of the Metropolitan Opera. Ca. 202 x 152 mm. - Manski, Dorothee (1891 or 1895-1967). Three-quarter-length portrait of the German-American soprano as the witch in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Martinelli, Giovanni (1885-1969). Bust-length portrait of the young Italian tenor. Ca. 202 x 152 mm. - Martinelli. Waist-length portrait as Eléazar in Halévy's La Juive. Ca. 256 x 203 mm. - Matzenauer, Margaret (1881-1963). Bust-length portrait of the American contralto as Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal. Ca. 190 x 117 mm. - Melchior, Lauritz (1890-1973). Full-length portrait of the Danish tenor with a lyre in the title role of Wagner's Tannhäuser. Ca. 253 x 203 mm. - Merli, Francesco (1887-1976). Bust-length portrait of the Italian tenor. Ca. 203 x 150 mm. With handstamp of the Metropolitan Opera Press Bureau to verso. - Pinza, Ezio (1892-1957). Bust-length portrait of the Italian bass as Oroveso in Bellini's Norma. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Renaud, Maurice (1860-1933). Bust-length portrait of the French baritone as Mephistopheles in Berlioz's Le damnation de Faust. Ca. 197 x 124 mm. - Rothier, Léon (1874-1951). Bust-length portrait of the French bass as Count des Grieux in Massenet's Manon. Ca. 203 x 151 mm. - Rothier. Full-length portrait as Dr. Miracle in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Ruffo, Titta (1877-1953). Bust-length portrait of the Italian baritone. Ca. 203 x 151 mm. With handstamp of the Bain News Service in New York to verso. - Scotti, Antonio (1866-1936). Full-length portrait of the Italian baritone as Chim-Fang in Franco Leoni's L'Oracolo. Ca. 203 x 132 mm. - Scotti. Bust-length portrait as Barnaba in Ponchielli's La Gioconda. Ca. 192 x 148 mm. - Sundelius, Marie (1884-1958). Bust-length portrait of the Swedish-American soprano. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Taucher, Kurt (1885-1954). Bust-length portrait of the German tenor in profile. Ca. 203 x 152 mm. - Tibbett, Lawrence (1896-1960). bust-length portrait of the American baritone as Ford in Verdi's Falstaff. Ca. 255 x 202 mm. With handstamp of the Evans and Salter Management in New York to verso. Later reprints, ca. 8 x 11": (Singer's name and role in pencil and ink to verso; otherwise in fine condition overall.) - Bori, Lucrezia. Full-length portrait as Juliette in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. - Bori and Beniamino Gigli. Full-length portrait as Madga and Ruggero in Puccini's La rondine. - Muzio, Claudia (1889-1936). Full-length portrait of the Italian soprano as Violetta in the second act of Verdi's La Traviata. - Ponselle, Rosa (1897-1981). Full-length portrait of the American soprano in the tile role of Bellini's Norma. - Ponselle. Full-length portrait in the title role of Ponchielli's La Gioconda. - Ponselle. Full-length portrait as Maddalena in Giordano's Andrea Chénier. Later reprint, ca. 7 x 9": - Amato, Pasquale (1878-1942). Waist-length portrait of the Italian baritone as Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca. In very good condition overall. Common minor defects include occasional signs of wear such as creasing, cracking, rippling, foxing, staining, bumping, pinholes, trimming, and remnants of former mounts. Some also carry annotations, most often directly related to the singers and/or roles portrayed. Some laid down to mount.
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