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Portrait of the opera-singer C.(ristoffer) Karsten
10 x 1.1 cm (plate area)
Photographica, 4 April 2011, Lot: 4010
Cristoffer (Christopher) Karsten (1756-1827); Swedish operasinger (tenor - barytone), one of the foremost opera singers of the Gustavian era, visited in 1810 Paris, where he found an admirer in Grétry. Also a friend of the Swedish poet Bellman, who wrote a small cantata for him. He received the area Kanton at Drottningholm from king Gustav III as a fief, buried at the Lovö cemetary, where king Karl XIV Johan later had a memorial erected over him.