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Price: $800.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

CHARLES GOUNOD - COMPOSER

Autographed and inscribed Elliott and Fry of London carte de visite photograph to Eulalie Dreyfus Ulmann the wife of the French painter of large historical murals, Benjamin Ulmann, c. 1860’s.  Note, Gounod's fancy striped shirt, unusual at this time!

 

Gounod's "Faust" remains one of the most performed operas in the repertory, with “Romeo and Juliette” also a repertory staple.  His other works, with the exception of “Ave Maria” and “Funeral March of a Marionette” have suffered by comparison.  His other works include two superb French Romantic symphonies, chamber music, cantatas, operas, solo piano, songs, motets and masses.

 

Eulalie Stella Dreyfus Ulmann (1846 - 1919) was born into a wealthy, Jewish Parisian banking family.  She married the Alsatian Jewish historical muralist Benjamin Ulmann (1829-1884) in May, 1869. Ulmann studied from 1849 at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and won the Prix de Rome in Painting in 1859. He spent much of his career creating biblical mural sized oil paintings for the French governmental buildings.  His smaller works are well represented at auction  Eulalie’s inheritance allowed them to live in comfort and style, hosting salons in their home in Paris.  The salons were well attended by famous personages at the time including composers, musicians painters and writers. 

 

A fine example of the French composer with an interesting dedication!