Portrait of Giovanni Martinelli (1885-1969)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 3/16 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.3 x 12.4 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "WHWalker / Apr 15/30" inscription: lower right: "Martinelli / Met. Grand Opera Co."
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "WHWalker / Apr 15/30"; inscribed at lower right: "Martinelli / Met. Grand Opera Co"
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.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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