Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Gershwin writes: "RHAPSODY IN BLUE was composed in about three weeks"

    George Gershwin Typed Letter Signed. One page on his imprinted letterhead, 8.5" x 10.75"; New York, New York; August 31, 1933. A letter to Stanley Salomon providing details of his most noted work, "Rhapsody in Blue": "The RHAPSODY IN BLUE was composed in about three weeks time. I began composing it January 7, 1924, and its first performance was in Aeolian Hall February 12, 1924..." Signed, "George Gershwin." Together with the original transmittal envelope.

    Condition: Flattened folds. Tiny bit of paper loss at lower left corner, with tiny tear at top margin near right corner. All four corners have light creasing. Evenly toned with bold signature. Transmittal envelope has been sliced open at top, with light soiling and staining from adhesive.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    25th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 673

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 June 6 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search