De Reszke, Jean (1850-1925)
Cigar box label portraitTotal measurement of 11.25" h x 13" w. Excellent condition.
An amusing and charming original Victorian cigar box label with a portrait of the Polish tenor, decorated with raised gold medals. Handsomely triple-matted in green and gold.
In the years before Caruso arrived at the Metropolitan Opera, Jean de Reszke was the company's reigning tenor - handsome, charismatic, a brilliant singer in heroic roles. His fame endures despite the fact that he never made commercial recordings.GPH-11259$125