Description Nicolò Paganini (1784-1840), Italian violin virtuoso, was enthusiastically received at his first public appearance at age nine, and was composing at age eleven. He served Princess Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon's sister, and was a prominent figure at her court in Lucca. He was considered the most extraordinarily gifted violinist ever known.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: David; [Date] Bottom center: 1834; [Inscription] On left: Nicolò Paganini; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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