VICTOR HERBERT. Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind 5.5 x 8.5 three-quarter length formal portrait by Harris & Ewing, affixed to a 10.75 x 14.75 embossed mount. On the right side of the mount the composer has inscribed in black fountain pen, “For Mrs. O. Trager with sincerest good wishes from Victory Herbert/Oct, 1908.” adding a four-bar musical quote from his operetta, Little Nemo. On the left side of the mount he adds additional four-bar quotes from seven more of his most popular works, including Babes in Toyland, The Serenade, Mlle. Modiste, and The Prima Donna, among others. Fine condition, with two small areas of light staining to the mount in the lower left. Double matted and custom framed to an overall size of 19×24. And not a bar of Natoma in sight!

$1, 200