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Acquired in 2001 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
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T&P
credit
Gift of Edith Gorlinsky
date_end
1972-12-31
date_start
1972-01-01
date_text
1972 (Made) 1972
descriptive_line
Cast and painted resin head of the opera singer Tito Gobbi (1915-1984) with removable pince-nez.
dimensions
Height: 13.8 cm at tallest point, Depth: 15.5 cm Back of head to tip of nose, Width: 12.6 cm ear to ear, Width: 8.0 cm removable pince-nez [Bust] Height: 14 cm from base of neck to top of head, Circumference: 13.5 cm around forehead and back of head, Depth: 16 cm from tip of nose to back of head
edition_number
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exhibition_history
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
[Bust] The bust came to the museum with the office effects of the impresario Sandor Gorlinsky who was an agent for many notable opera and ballet performers.
id
58689
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:07:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:07:36.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
[Bust] Tito Gobbi, 1972
materials
Plaster, paint, wire, resin, chip-board
materials_techniques
Cast resin with wire on a laminated chip-board base
museum_number
S.654:1 to 3-2001
museum_number_token
s6542001
object_number
O64428
object_type
Bust
on_display
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original_price
physical_description
Cast resin head of Tito Gobbi painted to imitate bronze, with removable metal wire pince-nez, on a separate chip-board base, the upper and lower surfaces painted black. [Bust] Plaster head modelled as the opera singer Tito Gobbi as an elderly man with receding hair, wearing pince-nez. The head is painted with a dull gold or bronze paint, and the eyes and nose are deeply incised.
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public_access_description
This cast resin head painted to resemble bronze represents the Italian operatic baritone Tito Gobbi (1915-1984), noted for his fine 'bel canto' voice. He studied law before training as a singer and made his operatic debut in the Italian town of Gubbio 1935 as Count Rudolfo in Bellini's La Sonnambula. In 1942 he made his Milan debut at La Scala and appeared at Covent Garden in London in 1951, both times as Belcore in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore. He appeared in twenty-five films, both in singing and speaking roles, and in the 1950s and 1960s was mostly based in Rome. In later years, he made the Lyric Opera of Chicago his base and retired from the stage in 1979. The head belonged to the Russian-born theatrical agent Sandor Gorlinsky (1908-1990) who worked in Britain from 1933 and who represented some of the most celebrated opera and ballet stars of the second half on the 20th century, notably Maria Callas, Montserrat Caballé and Rudolph Nureyev, as well as Tito Gobbi. It was presented to the museum by Sandor Gorlinsky's widow, Edith Gorlinsky.
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2
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bust
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Painted, modelled
title
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1972
year_start
1972