Fauré, Jean-Baptiste. (1830–1914)
Signed CDV Photograph
Original carte de visite photograph of the celebrated French baritone in costume, inscribed and signed on the verso: "À Berthier, souvenir de son camarade et ami. J. Fauré, 1866." Photographed by Erwin Hanfstaengl of Paris. A few spots to the image, small pencil annotation at the foot; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).
Creator of important roles by Massé, Thomas, Meyerbeer, Verdi and others, he "possessed a fine, resonant, even and extensive voice...[and] was chiefly notable for the innate musicality and stylishness of his singing and for his great gifts as an actor." (Grove Online)