Portrait of Walter Damrosch (1862-1950)
Graphite on beige paper
Overall: 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 20 x 14 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "W.H.W. / 1930" inscription: lower left and center: "Is this I (?) / Walter Damrosch"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "W.H.W. / -- 1930"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Is this I (?) / Walter Damrosch Jr"
Born into a musical family, Damrosch was the son of the conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and an opera singer. He took over his father's position at age 23. Later, in the 1920s through the 1940s, he was known for the radio concerts he conducted or hosted for NBC.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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