Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Striking large signed portrait photograph of the great conductor, known for conducting the premiere of the Rite of Spring and for his tenures with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has signed boldly and inscribed the photograph -- perhaps surprisingly! -- to his wife, Doris Hodgkins Monteux: "To my very own Doris, my very adorable one that I love and will love until I die." Â Stamped on the verso by Shelburne Studios, New York City. Some chipping and light wear to the edges, block of toning around the edges and especially along the lower edge and some ares of light silvering, mounting remnants on verso; otherwise in very good condition. 9.5 x 13.25 inches (24.5 x 33.8 cm).Â From the estate of Monteux's daughter, Nancie Monteux Barendse, this is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable signed photographs of the conductor we have encountered.Pierre and Doris Monteux met in 1922, during Monteux's time with the BSO. Though he was married (to his second wife, Germaine) and she had two children from a previous marriage, their attraction was immediate. They became a couple, although they could not marry until Germaine granted Monteux a divorce, and Monteux legally adopted Doris' children. They remained devoted to each other for the rest of their lives, frequently travelling together and together founding the Pierre Monteux School for conductors in Doris' native Maine.
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