Autographed Portrait of the Italian Actress Eleonora Duse (1858-1924)The image is believed to be from the Illustrated London News. 26/04/1924 Photograph taken by Giovanni Battista Sciutto (Italian photographer, active 1870-1880)photo mounted on mat board total size 11 1/2" high x 10" widePhoto 9 1/8" high x 5 3/4" wide
Notes about condition: Back of mat board has tape at the top - tape marks on the front but does not appear over photograph. Some soil on mat board.Eleonora Duse was born on October 3, 1858 in Vigevano, Lombardy, Italy as Eleonora Guilia Amalia Duse. She was an actress and writer, known for Cenere (1917). She is regarded as one of the greatest actresses of all time, noted for her total assumption of the roles she portrayed. She was married to Tebaldo Marchetti. She died on April 21, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.George Bernard Shaw considered her a greater actress than Sarah Bernhardt, who was more popular than Duse. She was the only female cover subject of Time magazine during the year 1923.
RARE! Stage actress ELEONORA DUSE 1858-1924 autographed Sciutto photograph