Caruso has drawn his well known bust length profile in pen and ink. Signed, “Enrico Caruso, New York, [?] 1903.” The drawing is rendered on the blank side of this visiting card which reads simply, " Enrico Caruso." The date of the drawing is significant. Caruso made his Metropolitan Opera debut on Nov. 23, 1903 in "Rigoletto" as the Duke of Mantua. Condition: A clear image on sunned background with signature, place and date at the lower portion of the card lighter than the drawing, uneven fading to the card at the lower portion. On printed signature side, there is slight deterioration along one side and pencil docketing. Still, a good miniature signed self portrait by the great tenor.
Caruso was the most popular singers in any genre in the first two decades of the 20th Century and one of the most important pioneers of recorded music.