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Portrait of Giovanni Martinelli (1885-1969)

Object Number: 
1990.1.105
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/16 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.3 x 12.4 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "WHWalker / Apr 15/30" inscription: lower right: "Martinelli / Met. Grand Opera Co."
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "WHWalker / Apr 15/30"; inscribed at lower right: "Martinelli / Met. Grand Opera Co"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
A native of Italy, Martinelli came to the United States in 1913. He became a leading tenor of New York's Metropolitan Opera Co., San Francisco Opera Association, Chicago City Opera Co., and St. Louis Opera Co.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group