Original photograph of F. Shalyapin signed by him with musical notes: «Try if you want! F. Shalyapin. Msc. 22/XII/98».
Moscow: 1898. 15,7х10,6 cm. Photographed in the studio by V. Chekhovsky. Early Shalyapin’s autographs are very rare. Fyodor Ivanovich Shalyapin (1873-1938) was a remarkable Russian opera singer whose vivid declamation, great resonance, and dynamic acting made him the best-known singer-actor of his time. He was very involved in..... More