BRAHMS, JOHANNES. (1833-1897). German composer and pianist; creator of symphonies, concertos, choral, and chamber works, many of which are mainstays of the standard repertoire. Inscribed Photo. (Unsigned). 1p. Cabinet. (Approximately 6½ inches x 4½ inches.) N.p., N.d. (Blind-stamped 1889 at the lower right of the image.) The famous “triplex portrait” of Brahms taken by Berlin photographer Carl Wilhelm Brasch. Inscribed in German on the verso with a reference to the three contiguous Brahms portraits featured on the recto.
“[With] equal warmth [from] one as for the other!”
In addition to his prolific compositional output, Brahms influenced a generations of composers including Arnold Schoenberg, Edward Elgar, Max Reger, Bela Bartok, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Ernő Dohnányi, and many others.
In very fine condition; this unique portrait is rarely offered; we have never seen one inscribed by Brahms.