Leo Bensemann

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1912, d.1986

Feodor Chaliapine (Don Quixote)

  • Presented to the Gallery by Mary Bensemann, 1995
  • Ink
  • 355 x 250mm
  • 96/44

Fyodor Chaliapin (1873-1938), the great Russian bass, toured New Zealand in September 1926. J C Williamson's advertisement in The Evening Post billed him as 'The greatest singer the world has ever known.'