Profile Portrait of Giovanni Martinelli (1885-1969)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
signature: lower left: "Wm H Walker" inscription and date: lower right: "GMartinelli / April 15-1930"
Signed at lower left in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker"; signed by sitter at lower right: "GMartinelli / April 15 -- 1930"
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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