This is an original 1899 black and white photogravure of a painting by William de Leftwich Dodge that portrays Leonore holding a gun to Don Pizzaro, (the governor of the prison), in Act II, Scene III from Fidelio, or "Leonore, The Triumph of Married Love", a German opera by Ludwig van Beethoven.
This 114+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate foxing and aging. Some light surface rub.
Period Paper is proud to present a collection of antique museum-quality photogravures and stunning color typogravures from 1899 of paintings by artists such as William de Leftwich Dodge, John Steeple Davis, Fred Leeke, and others of iconic scenes from operas such as, The Barber of Seville, Faust, Aida, Die Ring des Nibelungen, and several others. These rare elephant folio-sized images are ideal for framing and are highly collectible for Opera historians and aficionados.
This piece was illustrated by Dodge, William de Leftwich. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Stage, Costume
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Type: Original Photogravure