Fine Books & Manuscripts
Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835) Autograph Letter Signed, 19 December 1834.
Single page, with addressed self envelope. To Francesco Florimo (1800-1888),in Italian, introducing young Antoine Elwart (1808-1877),who is headed to Naples. Bellini asks Florimo to introduce Elwart to Niccolo Zingarelli (1752-1837) and other important musicians in Naples. In brown ink on onion-skin paper, old folds, four small thumbtack punctures, and two slight brown adhesions (tape?),10 1/2 x 8 in.
Elwart won the Prix de Rome in the same year for his "Omaggio alla memoria di Vincenzo Bellini."
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