Profile Portrait of Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (1896-1960)
Graphite on paper
Overall: 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 14 cm )
signature: lower left: "WHWalker" inscription and date: lower right: "Dutch Treat Feb 16/31" inscriptions: upper right: "TIBBETT" and lower right: "Lawrence Tibbett"
Signed and inscribed along lower edge in graphite: "WH Walker Dutch Treat Feb. 16/31"; at upper right: "TIBBETT"; signed by sitter in graphite at lower center: "Lawrence Tibbett"
A native of southern California, baritone Lawrence Tibbett first sang on the concert stage in Los Angeles in 1917. He debuted with New York's Metropolitan Opera Co. in the role of Valentine, from "Faust," November 30, 1923.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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