LEONCAVALLO, RUGGIERO. (1858-1919). Italian composer whose most enduring work is the one-act opera Pagliacci. SP. (“Leoncavallo”). 1p. Folio (image size approximate 6” x 8¼”, overall size 10” x 13¼”). Viareggio, May 25, 1915. A black-and-white bust portrait byViareggio photographer G. Magrinidepicting the elegantly attired and mustachioed composer and inscribed in Italian on the blank portion of the image.
“To my dearest friend Riccardo Luttigas [?] on the eve of the true union of all the peoples of Italy, with affection, Leoncavallo Viareggio, May 25, 1915, second day of the war”