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Richard Merkin
Untitled 342 (Birgit Nilsson), c.1980-2008
23 1/2" X 16"

Pastel on Arches paper.

Signed Upper Center.

Birgit Nilsson (May 17, 1918 – December 25, 2005) was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano who specialized in operatic and symphonic works. Her voice was noted for its overwhelming force, bountiful reserves of power and the gleaming brilliance and clarity in the upper register.