Portrait of Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981)

Object Number: 
1990.1.196
Date: 
1935
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. ( 17.9 x 12.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature: left: "Wm H Walker" inscriptions and date: lower right: "Rosa Ponselle / May 21 1935" and lower left: "ROSA PONSELLE"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker / ROSA PONSELLE."; signed by sitter at lower center: "Rosa Ponselle / May 21 1935"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject, an operatic soprano, was born Rosa Ponzillo in Meridien, Connecticut. She made her debut, as Leonora in "La Forza del Destino," with the Metropolitan Opera in New York on November 15, 1918.
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