Portrait photograph with autograph inscription signed in full. Franz LEHÁR.

Portrait photograph with autograph inscription signed in full

Berlin-Charlottenburg: Adolf Eckstein Verlag, [ca. 1904].

Image ca. 300 x 200 mm, overall 460 x 350 mm. Studio of W. Weiss in Vienna. On china paper laid down to publisher's mount. Attractively matted, framed, and glazed.

Inscribed "Meinem liebsten Freünd Alfred v. Schik! Wien 19/11 [1]904 Lehár Franz."

Minor scratches to image. In very good condition overall.

"[Lehár] was the leading operetta composer of the 20th century, being primarily responsible for giving the genre renewed vitality. His most successful operetta, Die lustige Witwe [The Merry Widow], has established a lasting place in the opera as well as the operetta repertory and, along with Offenbach and Johann Strauss II, Lehár has remained one of the most popular composers of light music." Andrew Lamb in Grove Music Online.

The inscription is likely to author and librettist Alfred von Schik-Markenau (1868-1929).

Large photographic portraits of Lehár are quite rare.

Item #31250

Price: $325.00  other currencies

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