George Turner Phelps - Parsifal, 1904

George Turner Phelps (active Cambridge, Massachusetts, early 20th century)

Parsifal: Libretto, 1904

Printed ink on paper , 18 x 12.1 x 1.3 cm (7 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

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(active Cambridge, Massachusetts, early 20th century)

Object details

Accession number

v.2.a.3.21

Creators

Full title

Parsifal: Libretto

Creation Date

1904

Language

English

Publication Place

Boston

Binding Description

green cloth; stamped black lettering

Description

1 vol., 85 p. 12°; 18 cm

Provenance


Gift from the translator George Turner Phelps to Isabella Stewart Gardner.

Marks

Inscribed in black ink (on flyleaf): For a hint of appre-/ ciation of a glimpse of / Fenway Court / and for the good which her Giotto/ did his soul. / Mrs. Gardner / from / George Turner Phelps / Thanksgiving 1904.

Dimensions

18 x 12.1 x 1.3 cm (7 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Display Media

Printed ink on paper

Web Commentary

During Isabella’s lifetime, German composer Richard Wagner was at the epicenter of the classical music world.  George Turner Phelps gave Isabella this libretto for Wagner's opera Parsifal. Isabella admired Wagner’s work and went to great lengths to see his performances. She traveled many times to Bayreuth, where Wagner hosted an annual music festival, and attended his operas in the United States and Europe. Isabella’s libretto from Phelps, along with a second libretto for Parsifal, are housed in the Vatichino.

Permanent Gallery Location

Vatichino


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Commentary

During Isabella’s lifetime, German composer Richard Wagner was at the epicenter of the classical music world.  George Turner Phelps gave Isabella this libretto for Wagner's opera Parsifal. Isabella admired Wagner’s work and went to great lengths to see his performances. She traveled many times to Bayreuth, where Wagner hosted an annual music festival, and attended his operas in the United States and Europe. Isabella’s libretto from Phelps, along with a second libretto for Parsifal, are housed in the Vatichino.