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Polish Tenor. Jean de Reszke. (Men of the Day series).

"Men of the Day," No. 512. August 8, 1891.

Born 1850 in Warsaw, Jean de Reszke as a boy sang in the Warsaw Cathedral choir. He eventually went to Italy to study singing, first appearing in Venice and London in 1874 as a baritone. He would perform in the U.S. in 1891. Noted for his ability to combine a heroic style with elegance and refinement, he became a noted Wagnerian opera singer and eventually came to be considered one of the great tenors of his day. [Biographical text accompanies caricature.]

["Spy" was the pseudonym of caricaturist/illustrator Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922).]

Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. Lith.

ID: 2006-00130
Ward, Sir Leslie ("Spy")

Creation Aug. 8, 1891

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print (caricature); LENGTH: 10 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Vanity Fair print

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