Text Box: HARMONIE AUTOGRAPHS AND MUSIC INC.

MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN

Price: $450.00

                 NEAR MINT CONDITION

Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD
PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY - COMPOSER
Text Box: COMPOSER ICONOGRAPHY

Phone: 212-860-5541  *  Fax: 917-677-8247

 

Second state, but of the period 1874 Alexandrovskago of Moscow carte de visite photograph of the Alfred Lorens of St. Petersburg original of the composer.

 

The photographer has added the composer’s name in Cyrillic in his negative on the right of the image.  It was not unheard of for photographers in other cities to produce images under license with the original photographer and their mounts.  As Tchaikovsky even in 1874 was such a well known figure, it is highly unlikely this was a stolen image with the mount imprinted with the second photographer’s name.

 

The photograph of the composer is near mint.  We have been able to identify the year of this image through the leading reference on Tchaikovsky photographs and iconography, Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893, Musyka Press, Moscow, 1990; edited by L. Sidelnikov, p. 179.