Opera Singer CDVs & Cabinet Photos (over $500)

  • (Item #: M2452-X4-E)
    Amazing set of 6 original large/extra-large cabinet photos, with singers in custom for the premiere of Lohengrin at the Paris Grand Opera, 1891!. Photos are: in 5.25 x 8.5 inches: Ernest van Dyck (1861-1913) as Lohengrin, Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa, and Charles Douiallier (1860-?) as Telramund. In extra-large/imperial size, 7.5 x 12.5 inches: Caroline Fierens (1867-1913) as Ortrud, Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as King Heinrich and Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa. All in very fine/excellent condition, all photos by Benque & Co., Paris, all unsigned. A very scarce, rare photo document of Wagner operas in Paris.
    Amazing set of 6 original large/extra-large cabinet photos, with singers in custom for the premiere of Lohengrin at the Paris... read more >
    Amazing set of 6 original large/extra-large cabinet photos, with singers in custom for the premiere of Lohengrin at the Paris Grand Opera, 1891!. Photos are: in 5.25 x 8.5 inches: Ernest van Dyck (1861-1913) as Lohengrin, Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa, and Charles Douiallier (1860-?) as Telramund. In extra-large/imperial size, 7.5 x 12.5 inches: Caroline Fierens (1867-1913) as Ortrud, Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as King Heinrich and Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa. All in very fine/excellent condition, all photos by Benque & Co., Paris, all unsigned. A very scarce, rare photo document of Wagner operas in Paris.
    Amazing set of 6 original large/extra-large cabinet photos,...

    $695.00 USD

    (Item #: M2452-X4-E)
    Amazing set of 6 original large/extra-large cabinet photos, with singers in custom for the premiere of Lohengrin at the Paris Grand Opera, 1891!. Photos are: in 5.25 x 8.5 inches: Ernest van Dyck (1861-1913) as Lohengrin, Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa, and Charles Douiallier (1860-?) as Telramund. In extra-large/imperial size, 7.5 x 12.5 inches: Caroline Fierens (1867-1913) as Ortrud, Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as King Heinrich and Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa. All in very fine/excellent condition, all photos by Benque & Co., Paris, all unsigned. A very scarce, rare photo document of Wagner operas in Paris.
    Amazing set of 6 original large/extra-large cabinet photos, with singers in custom for the premiere of Lohengrin at the Paris... read more >
    Amazing set of 6 original large/extra-large cabinet photos, with singers in custom for the premiere of Lohengrin at the Paris Grand Opera, 1891!. Photos are: in 5.25 x 8.5 inches: Ernest van Dyck (1861-1913) as Lohengrin, Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa, and Charles Douiallier (1860-?) as Telramund. In extra-large/imperial size, 7.5 x 12.5 inches: Caroline Fierens (1867-1913) as Ortrud, Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as King Heinrich and Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elsa. All in very fine/excellent condition, all photos by Benque & Co., Paris, all unsigned. A very scarce, rare photo document of Wagner operas in Paris.
  • (Item #: K3310-G8C)
    Beautiful collection of 105 woodburytype* vintage photographs of mostly opera singers, but also actors, writers, composers, and other XIX-century celebrities glued to the first page of the short magazine "Paris Theatre" from the 1870s. Each page is 10.5 x 14.75 inches, pages in different conditions ranging from fair to excellent, all woodburytype photos are in excellent condition. Artists include Frédéric Febvre, Adelina Patti, Blanche Barretta, Mélanie Reboux, Delphine Ugalde, Maria Legault, Adolphe Dupuis, Giuseppe Verdi, Emma Albani, Alexandre Dumas son, Christine Nilsson, Hortense Schneider, Blanche Pierson, Celestine Galli-Marie, Frederick Lemaitre, Caroline Miolan-Carvalho, Marie Belval, Charles Lecocq, Charles Garnier, Eugenie Mauduit, and many others. SOLD TOGETHER, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY. * A Woodburytype is both a printing process and the print that it produces. In technical terms, the process is a photomechanical rather than a photographic one, because sensitivity to light plays no role in the actual printing. The process produces very high quality continuous tone images in monochrome, with surfaces that show a slight relief effect. Essentially, a Woodburytype is a mold-produced copy of an original photographic negative with a tonal range similar to a Carbon print.The process was introduced by the English photographer Walter B. Woodbury and was in use during the final third of the 19th century, most commonly for illustrating fine books with photographic portraits. It was ultimately displaced by halftone processes that produced prints of lower quality but were much cheaper.
    Beautiful collection of 105 woodburytype* vintage photographs of mostly opera singers, but also actors, writers, composers, and other XIX-century celebrities... read more >
    Beautiful collection of 105 woodburytype* vintage photographs of mostly opera singers, but also actors, writers, composers, and other XIX-century celebrities glued to the first page of the short magazine "Paris Theatre" from the 1870s. Each page is 10.5 x 14.75 inches, pages in different conditions ranging from fair to excellent, all woodburytype photos are in excellent condition. Artists include Frédéric Febvre, Adelina Patti, Blanche Barretta, Mélanie Reboux, Delphine Ugalde, Maria Legault, Adolphe Dupuis, Giuseppe Verdi, Emma Albani, Alexandre Dumas son, Christine Nilsson, Hortense Schneider, Blanche Pierson, Celestine Galli-Marie, Frederick Lemaitre, Caroline Miolan-Carvalho, Marie Belval, Charles Lecocq, Charles Garnier, Eugenie Mauduit, and many others. SOLD TOGETHER, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY. * A Woodburytype is both a printing process and the print that it produces. In technical terms, the process is a photomechanical rather than a photographic one, because sensitivity to light plays no role in the actual printing. The process produces very high quality continuous tone images in monochrome, with surfaces that show a slight relief effect. Essentially, a Woodburytype is a mold-produced copy of an original photographic negative with a tonal range similar to a Carbon print.The process was introduced by the English photographer Walter B. Woodbury and was in use during the final third of the 19th century, most commonly for illustrating fine books with photographic portraits. It was ultimately displaced by halftone processes that produced prints of lower quality but were much cheaper.
    Beautiful collection of 105 woodburytype* vintage photographs of...

    $595.00 USD

    (Item #: K3310-G8C)
    Beautiful collection of 105 woodburytype* vintage photographs of mostly opera singers, but also actors, writers, composers, and other XIX-century celebrities glued to the first page of the short magazine "Paris Theatre" from the 1870s. Each page is 10.5 x 14.75 inches, pages in different conditions ranging from fair to excellent, all woodburytype photos are in excellent condition. Artists include Frédéric Febvre, Adelina Patti, Blanche Barretta, Mélanie Reboux, Delphine Ugalde, Maria Legault, Adolphe Dupuis, Giuseppe Verdi, Emma Albani, Alexandre Dumas son, Christine Nilsson, Hortense Schneider, Blanche Pierson, Celestine Galli-Marie, Frederick Lemaitre, Caroline Miolan-Carvalho, Marie Belval, Charles Lecocq, Charles Garnier, Eugenie Mauduit, and many others. SOLD TOGETHER, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY. * A Woodburytype is both a printing process and the print that it produces. In technical terms, the process is a photomechanical rather than a photographic one, because sensitivity to light plays no role in the actual printing. The process produces very high quality continuous tone images in monochrome, with surfaces that show a slight relief effect. Essentially, a Woodburytype is a mold-produced copy of an original photographic negative with a tonal range similar to a Carbon print.The process was introduced by the English photographer Walter B. Woodbury and was in use during the final third of the 19th century, most commonly for illustrating fine books with photographic portraits. It was ultimately displaced by halftone processes that produced prints of lower quality but were much cheaper.
    Beautiful collection of 105 woodburytype* vintage photographs of mostly opera singers, but also actors, writers, composers, and other XIX-century celebrities... read more >
    Beautiful collection of 105 woodburytype* vintage photographs of mostly opera singers, but also actors, writers, composers, and other XIX-century celebrities glued to the first page of the short magazine "Paris Theatre" from the 1870s. Each page is 10.5 x 14.75 inches, pages in different conditions ranging from fair to excellent, all woodburytype photos are in excellent condition. Artists include Frédéric Febvre, Adelina Patti, Blanche Barretta, Mélanie Reboux, Delphine Ugalde, Maria Legault, Adolphe Dupuis, Giuseppe Verdi, Emma Albani, Alexandre Dumas son, Christine Nilsson, Hortense Schneider, Blanche Pierson, Celestine Galli-Marie, Frederick Lemaitre, Caroline Miolan-Carvalho, Marie Belval, Charles Lecocq, Charles Garnier, Eugenie Mauduit, and many others. SOLD TOGETHER, NOT SOLD SEPARATELY. * A Woodburytype is both a printing process and the print that it produces. In technical terms, the process is a photomechanical rather than a photographic one, because sensitivity to light plays no role in the actual printing. The process produces very high quality continuous tone images in monochrome, with surfaces that show a slight relief effect. Essentially, a Woodburytype is a mold-produced copy of an original photographic negative with a tonal range similar to a Carbon print.The process was introduced by the English photographer Walter B. Woodbury and was in use during the final third of the 19th century, most commonly for illustrating fine books with photographic portraits. It was ultimately displaced by halftone processes that produced prints of lower quality but were much cheaper.
  • (Item #: K0935-OS13E)
    Star Spanish-born soprano (1843-1919), one of the greatest singers of all time.  Spectacular, large size, original salt print photo from around 1860, showing Patti at age 17. Size is 14 x 18 inches, repaired crack over the right border and near the bottom corner, visible from the back but almost invisible from the front. In very good condition. Very rare!. Original Salt prints of celebrities from the 1800s are rare and usually sell for several thousands of dollars. This is a superb find, offered at a bargain price.
    Star Spanish-born soprano (1843-1919), one of the greatest singers of all time.  Spectacular, large size, original salt print photo from... read more >
    Star Spanish-born soprano (1843-1919), one of the greatest singers of all time.  Spectacular, large size, original salt print photo from around 1860, showing Patti at age 17. Size is 14 x 18 inches, repaired crack over the right border and near the bottom corner, visible from the back but almost invisible from the front. In very good condition. Very rare!. Original Salt prints of celebrities from the 1800s are rare and usually sell for several thousands of dollars. This is a superb find, offered at a bargain price.
    Star Spanish-born soprano (1843-1919), one of the greatest...

    $2,150.00 USD

    (Item #: K0935-OS13E)
    Star Spanish-born soprano (1843-1919), one of the greatest singers of all time.  Spectacular, large size, original salt print photo from around 1860, showing Patti at age 17. Size is 14 x 18 inches, repaired crack over the right border and near the bottom corner, visible from the back but almost invisible from the front. In very good condition. Very rare!. Original Salt prints of celebrities from the 1800s are rare and usually sell for several thousands of dollars. This is a superb find, offered at a bargain price.
    Star Spanish-born soprano (1843-1919), one of the greatest singers of all time.  Spectacular, large size, original salt print photo from... read more >
    Star Spanish-born soprano (1843-1919), one of the greatest singers of all time.  Spectacular, large size, original salt print photo from around 1860, showing Patti at age 17. Size is 14 x 18 inches, repaired crack over the right border and near the bottom corner, visible from the back but almost invisible from the front. In very good condition. Very rare!. Original Salt prints of celebrities from the 1800s are rare and usually sell for several thousands of dollars. This is a superb find, offered at a bargain price.
  • (Item #: M2512-X4-B)
    Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25 x 8.5 inches), showing singers in role for a performance of Tannhauser at the Paris Grand Opera in 1895. Set includes: 4 photos of tenor Ernest Van Dyck (1861-1923) as Tannhauser, 4 photos of soprano Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elisabeth, a photo of bass Auguste Dubulle (1858-?) as Reinmar, two photos of tenor Albert Vaguet (1865-1943) as Walther, one of baritone Maurice Renaud (1861-1933) as Wolfram, bass-baritone Charles Douaillier (1860-?) as Biterolf, two photos of tenor Gallois as Heinrich, a photo of bass-baritone Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as Hermann, a photo of Pauline Agussol as a young shepherd, and a photo of dancers Virginia Zucchi and Henriette Robin, together. Shown in order Size for each is 5.25 x 8.5 inches, photos by Benque, Paris, in excellent condition
    Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25 x 8.5 inches), showing singers in role for a performance of Tannhauser... read more >
    Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25 x 8.5 inches), showing singers in role for a performance of Tannhauser at the Paris Grand Opera in 1895. Set includes: 4 photos of tenor Ernest Van Dyck (1861-1923) as Tannhauser, 4 photos of soprano Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elisabeth, a photo of bass Auguste Dubulle (1858-?) as Reinmar, two photos of tenor Albert Vaguet (1865-1943) as Walther, one of baritone Maurice Renaud (1861-1933) as Wolfram, bass-baritone Charles Douaillier (1860-?) as Biterolf, two photos of tenor Gallois as Heinrich, a photo of bass-baritone Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as Hermann, a photo of Pauline Agussol as a young shepherd, and a photo of dancers Virginia Zucchi and Henriette Robin, together. Shown in order Size for each is 5.25 x 8.5 inches, photos by Benque, Paris, in excellent condition
    Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25...

    $965.00 USD

    (Item #: M2512-X4-B)
    Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25 x 8.5 inches), showing singers in role for a performance of Tannhauser at the Paris Grand Opera in 1895. Set includes: 4 photos of tenor Ernest Van Dyck (1861-1923) as Tannhauser, 4 photos of soprano Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elisabeth, a photo of bass Auguste Dubulle (1858-?) as Reinmar, two photos of tenor Albert Vaguet (1865-1943) as Walther, one of baritone Maurice Renaud (1861-1933) as Wolfram, bass-baritone Charles Douaillier (1860-?) as Biterolf, two photos of tenor Gallois as Heinrich, a photo of bass-baritone Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as Hermann, a photo of Pauline Agussol as a young shepherd, and a photo of dancers Virginia Zucchi and Henriette Robin, together. Shown in order Size for each is 5.25 x 8.5 inches, photos by Benque, Paris, in excellent condition
    Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25 x 8.5 inches), showing singers in role for a performance of Tannhauser... read more >
    Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25 x 8.5 inches), showing singers in role for a performance of Tannhauser at the Paris Grand Opera in 1895. Set includes: 4 photos of tenor Ernest Van Dyck (1861-1923) as Tannhauser, 4 photos of soprano Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elisabeth, a photo of bass Auguste Dubulle (1858-?) as Reinmar, two photos of tenor Albert Vaguet (1865-1943) as Walther, one of baritone Maurice Renaud (1861-1933) as Wolfram, bass-baritone Charles Douaillier (1860-?) as Biterolf, two photos of tenor Gallois as Heinrich, a photo of bass-baritone Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as Hermann, a photo of Pauline Agussol as a young shepherd, and a photo of dancers Virginia Zucchi and Henriette Robin, together. Shown in order Size for each is 5.25 x 8.5 inches, photos by Benque, Paris, in excellent condition