Ponchielli, Amilcare. (1834–1886)
Signed Christmas Card
Autograph Christmas card from the Italian composer, teacher of Puccini and Mascagni at the Milano Conservatory and whose "La Gioconda" remains a favorite. On a small card printed with an image of clasped hands and the words "Buone Feste," he has penned: "Per parte dei conjugi Ponchielli" ("on behalf of the Ponchiellis.") Some soiling; overall very good. 3.75 x 2.25 inches (9.8 x 5.9 cm).