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Auction archive: Lot number 256

MUSIC] BRAHMS, JOHANNES. Autograph postcard signed with initials

Estimate
US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:
US$2,812
Auction archive: Lot number 256

MUSIC] BRAHMS, JOHANNES. Autograph postcard signed with initials

Estimate
US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:
US$2,812
Beschreibung:

MUSIC] BRAHMS, JOHANNES. Autograph postcard signed with initials , written in German. dated 7/11. [18]92, Vienna, addressed to his publisher Fritz Simrock in Berlin. 5 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches (9 x 14 cm), about eight lines, signed "Ihr J.B.," addressed to Simrock on verso with postal cancellations. Some timestaining of paper, faint traces of old album mounting on address side. An amusing Brahms note, to one of Brahms' closest associates and friends, apparently correcting a typo. In brief, the card reads "Just now I noticed "Vasco de Gama" by Bizet advertised on the back of Choudens' piano excerpt; I suppose that is the Ruma (Pompilius) from the Encyclopaedia. The piano excerpt cost only 5 francs, so the whole of Africa is apparently not being circumnavigated in 5 acts. I assume you have received [the] letter and correction, from your J.B." In later years, Brahms commonly signed with a version of his initials. A charming and witty note in which Brahms appears to be having some fun at the expense of Bizet. Simrock was a frequent correspondent and close friend of the composer. Provenance: Sotheby's, Dec 1, 1993, David Schulson Autographs, 2003 C

Auction archive: Lot number 256
Auction:
Datum:
25 Nov 2013
Auction house:
Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
East 87th Street 75
New York, NY 10128
United States
info@doyle.com
+1 (0)212 4272730
Beschreibung:

MUSIC] BRAHMS, JOHANNES. Autograph postcard signed with initials , written in German. dated 7/11. [18]92, Vienna, addressed to his publisher Fritz Simrock in Berlin. 5 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches (9 x 14 cm), about eight lines, signed "Ihr J.B.," addressed to Simrock on verso with postal cancellations. Some timestaining of paper, faint traces of old album mounting on address side. An amusing Brahms note, to one of Brahms' closest associates and friends, apparently correcting a typo. In brief, the card reads "Just now I noticed "Vasco de Gama" by Bizet advertised on the back of Choudens' piano excerpt; I suppose that is the Ruma (Pompilius) from the Encyclopaedia. The piano excerpt cost only 5 francs, so the whole of Africa is apparently not being circumnavigated in 5 acts. I assume you have received [the] letter and correction, from your J.B." In later years, Brahms commonly signed with a version of his initials. A charming and witty note in which Brahms appears to be having some fun at the expense of Bizet. Simrock was a frequent correspondent and close friend of the composer. Provenance: Sotheby's, Dec 1, 1993, David Schulson Autographs, 2003 C

Auction archive: Lot number 256
Auction:
Datum:
25 Nov 2013
Auction house:
Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
East 87th Street 75
New York, NY 10128
United States
info@doyle.com
+1 (0)212 4272730
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