CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF JOSEPH VICTOR AMEDEE CAPOUL ; AND 1876 LETTER SIGNED BY CAPOUL [SIGNED]
by Capoul, Joseph Victor Amedee [subject]; Mora, Jose Maria [photographer]
1873/1876. Black and white carte de visite photograph of Joseph Victor Amedee Capoul, 6 X 10.5 cm., from the Elliott & Fry studio, on reverse side is dated 1873, London, and autographed, in fine condition; Letter to "Monsieur [?] de St. Victor", 18 x 11.5 cm., on grey stationery with blue letterhead, dated "22 [...] 76", in French, fine condition; Both items in frame, 32.5 x 38 cm. PC Consignment. Joseph Victor Amédée Capoul (27 February 1839 - 18 February 1924) was a French operatic tenor with a lyric voice and a graceful singing style. In the USA, he made his debut at the Academy of Music in 1871. Later, he appeared in the first season, that of 1883-84, at the New York Metropolitan Opera in Faust (title role), Mignon (Wilhelm Meister), La traviata (Alfredo) and Roméo et Juliette (Tybalt). In 1899, Pedro Gailhard recruited him to become artistic director of the Opéra de Paris. [Wikipedia] Elliott & Fry was a Victorian photography studio founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott (14 October 1835 - 30 March 1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry (1840 - 12 April 1897). For a century the firm's core business was taking and publishing photographs of the Victorian public and social, artistic, scientific and political luminaries. [Wikipedia]. FP New Rockville Stock. (Inventory #: 15-480-1313693)
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