Honegger, Arthur. (1892–1955)
Signed photograph of the the important Swiss-French composer, a member of Les Six, inscribed to French pianist Céliny Chailley-Richez. Honegger is shown in a vignette portrait signed at the foot by G. L. Manuel Frères, and has signed and inscribed "to Madame Chailley with my respect." Mounted on brown paper and slightly irregularly trimmed, but a very crisp and bold signature, overall in very fine condition. 5.25 x 7.75 inches (13.3 x 19.5 cm).
Born to a musical family in 1894, pianist and teacher Céliny Chailley-Richez was a star student at the Conservatoire de Paris before marrying violinist Marcel Chailley in 1908. Together, the couple led summer music courses at their home in Seignelay, where students included Ivry Gitlis, Lola Bobesco and Denise Soriano. Chailley-Richez had a long friendship and musical partnership with Georges Enescu, and was associated with many important French musicians of the era. She died in 1973.