Portrait engraving by A. H. Payne. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART.

Portrait engraving by A. H. Payne

London: John Tallis & Company, [ca. 1855]. Image size 185 x 155 mm, sheet size 269 x 181 mm, overall size ca. 415 x 287 mm. Line and stipple engraving on wove paper, laid down to heavy card stock. With "A. H. Payne del. et sc." in the plate, "Mozart" beneath image with imprint below.

Mozart is depicted standing on a sculpted stone hovering above a beach with setting sun; he holds a writing implement in one hand and a sheet of paper in the other and is surrounded by allegorical figures.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Unevenly browned; short unobtrusive tear to right margin.

Hall III, p. 238, 13 (with different imprint).

Albert Henry Payne (1812-1902) was an English engraver who worked in Leipzig. The company he founded produced numerous engravings of cities, landscapes, and portraits as well as printing music.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31459

Price: $100.00  other currencies

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