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Reynaldo Hahn

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Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Reynaldo Hahn as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“When Reynaldo Hahn and Marcel Proust met in 1894, Marcel had written very little, while Reynaldo, a Venezuelan-born child prodigy, was already a celebrated musician and composer and had just completed his first opera. The two collaborated on what became Marcel’s first book, Pleasures and Days. Though the romantic aspect of their friendship was relatively brief, they stayed in touch for decades, often corresponding in a secret code. A trip they took along the Brittany coast seemingly inspired many scenes from In Search of Lost Time.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎