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Title:: Rossini: "Je donnerais trois operas pour avoir fait votre romance." Year:: 1830 ca.
Artist: Scheffer, Jean Gabriel After:  
Medium: lithograph Provenance:
Period: French 19th Century School/Style: Caricature 18th-19th Century
Catalogs: Beraldi XII p. 17;
Price: $450.00
Description: A strong, perhaps slightly overinked, impression on wove paper with good margins, from the series "What one says and what one thinks." Rossini, standing in his paintings-filled drawing room, says to the handsome young would-be composer, "I would give three operas to have written your romance." What he thinks is given in a musical quotation from his opera "La Cenerentola," Act I, Scene 2, in which Don Magnifico sings the words "A donkey, but attractive."