Portrait of Frederick Jagel (1897-1982)
Graphite on paper
Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 19 x 14 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "W.H.W. / '31" inscriptions: lower left: "Frederick Jagel" and lower right: "tenor / Met. Opera"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "W.H.W / '31 / Tenor / Met. Opera"; signed by sitter in graphite at lower left: "Frederick Jagel"
A native of Brooklyn, the subject, an operatic tenor, made his debut as Rodolfo in "La Bohème" in Leghorn, Italy, in 1924. He first performed with New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1927, as Radames in "Aïda," and remained with that company until 1950.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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