Autograph note signed in full to "Robin." John BRAHAM.

Autograph note signed in full to "Robin."

1 page of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Thursday August 14th, n.d. but early 19th century.

"Send home my wardrobe tomorrow."

Slightly worn, soiled, and browned; creased at folds; several very small edge tears and chips; remnants of tape to verso.

Together with bust-length stipple engraving, 113 mm. x 76 mm., laid down to mounting sheet with printed identification to verso: "Mr. Braham, as Lord Aimworth."

An English tenor and composer, "Braham was a showman who gave his various audiences what they wanted, whether singing of high quality, stirring patriotic sentiment or florid, tasteless ornament. His voice was a magnificent, durable instrument, with a range of A to e″, the scale so even that the change to falsetto was said to be imperceptible. Scott declared him ‘a beast of an actor but an angel of a singer’. His diction was generally agreed to be excellent."Ronald Crichton in Grove Music Online.

Item #31210

Price: $110.00  other currencies

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