337 x 250mm. (13/1/4 x 9 in.), including mount, matted and framed. An oval albumen print (8 x 6.3/8 in.) depicting the composer in a large overcoat, seated in a chair, facing right, hands clasped in his lap. The print signed at lower left by the photographer: "Ad. Turnachau & fils. 17 Rue des Italiens." Boldly inscribed in ink in lower margin: "a mon aimable ami John Thomas G. Rossini..." While carte-de-visite photographs of Rossini are relatively common, large format portraits are rarely encountered. " /> ROSSINI, GIOACCHINO ANTONIO (1792-1868). Photograph inscribed and signed ("G. Rossini"), by Adrian Turnachau of Paris; inscription dated Paris, 9 April 1859. <I>337 x 250mm. (13/1/4 x 9 in.), including mount, matted and framed.</I> An oval albumen print <I>(8 x 6.3/8 in.</I>) depicting the composer in a large overcoat, seated in a chair, facing right, hands clasped in his lap. The print signed at lower left by the photographer: "Ad. Turnachau & fils. 17 Rue des Italiens." Boldly inscribed in ink in lower margin: "a mon aimable ami John Thomas G. Rossini..." While carte-de-visite photographs of Rossini are relatively common, large format portraits are rarely encountered. | Christie's