Johannes Brahms in the Library of Viktor von Miller in Aicholz 1894

$2,500.00

Photograph, platinum print,  9 7/8 in x 8 7/8 in.  Viktor von Miller zu Aicholz 1845-1910 was an Austrian industrialist who trained as a chemist and later managed his father’s chemical factory. He was also a talented pianist and patron of Johannes Brahms. This photograph of Brahms – muddy shoes and all — was taken in the Viktor von Miller zu Aicholz library.

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Brahms, Johannes. Johannes Brahms in de Biblioteek Viktor von Miller zu Aicholz 1894. (Johannes Brahms in the Viktor von Miller Library in Aicholz 1894.) Photograph, platinum print,  9 7/8 in x 8 7/8 in.  Pencil annotation “14420” on the verso. Viktor von Miller zu Aicholz 1845-1910 was an Austrian industrialist who trained as a chemist and later managed his father’s chemical factory. He was also a talented pianist and patron of Johannes Brahms. This photograph of Brahms – muddy shoes and all — was taken in the von Miller zu Aicholz library. There are two slight blemishes, which appear to have happened during development of the image. Otherwise, this is a rare large full-length informal portrait of Brahms reading. The inscription in the lower right-hand corner is a presentation inscription between a Prof. Rudy von Schmidt and his “Dearest Lil.”  The photographer is unidentified.

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