Image size 180 x 130 mm, sheet size 370 x 274 mm. On heavy wove paper. Bust length. With "C. Jäger pinx." and "R. Reyher sculps." directly below image.
Reproduced in the Gallery of Great Composers, 1874.
From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
Slightly worn; soiling and small tear to right margin; remnants of former mount to verso.
German painter Carl Jäger (1833-1887) is best known for his illustrations of the works of Schiller and portraits of prominent personalities, including a series of German composers.
"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 #31415
Price: $275.00 other currencies