Pugno, (Stéphane) Raoul. Photographic Portrait Signed and dated on the verso by the French-Italian pianist, organist, and composer: “Souvenir de Raoul Pugno, 20 mars 1910.” Trained at the Paris Conservatory as a boy, Pugno studied with Mathias, a pupil of Chopin. Pugno (1852 – 1914) was the organist at St. Eugène in Paris from 1872 -1892. He was professor of harmony at the Paris Conservatory (1892 -1896), and he was professor of piano (1896 – 1901). Resuming his career as a concert pianist in 1893, Pugno was the frequent concert partner of the great Belgian violinist, violinist Eugène Ysaye. He composed six comic operas, four ballets, an oratorio and various piano pieces. The condition is near fine, a signed silver gelatin print by Herschel, with slight solarization. 13.5 cm x 9.5cm.