Portrait of Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "Wm H.Walker / OCT 14/30" inscriptions: upper left: "Buckingham" ? and lower center: "Schumann Heink / SCHUMANN HEINK"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Wm.H.Walker / Oct 14/30 / SCHUMANN HEINK"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Schumann Heink"
An opera singer, born in Lieben, near Prague, in what was then Austro-Hungary, Schumann-Heink first performed with the Metropolitan Opera in New York on January 9, 1899.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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