EXCEPTIONAL SIGNED CARUSO CARICATURE OF HIS FRIEND ENRICO SCOGNAMILLO
CARUSO, Enrico. Original ink caricature signed. New York, 1913. One leaf, measuring 7-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches. $2800.
Original Enrico Caruso caricature of his friend Enrico Scognamillo, signed and dated “Enrico Caruso NY 1913.”
Italy’s most admired tenor of the 20th century, Caruso earned a second reputation as a “brilliant lightning caricaturist” (Britannica). This sketch, a head and shoulders study, has been done on the verso of stationery from the Hotel Knickerbocker in New York.
Faint fold lines. A wonderful piece in fine condition.