Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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April 19

On This Day

On this day in 1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premiered in New York. He was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon and Werther
In 1921 the Funeral of the last German Empress, Augusta Victoria was held. She was the first wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II and father of his children. She died at the age of 62 following the tragedies of exile and abdication and the death by suicide of her youngest son Joachim.
MASSENET (Jules, 1842-1912, French Composer)
Fine portrait photo by H. Manny, signed and inscribed to “Madam Dexter Fearjon trés respectueux hommage”, showing him half length, looking to one side, 9” x 6”, in mount 13” x 10”, no place, no date, dated on the verso 1889, slightly damaged on the signature and one word
11991
ALL THE IMPERIAL CHILDREN
AUGUSTA VICTORIA (Empress, 1858-1921, first Wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1859-1941)
Fine Imperial Cabinet Photograph by J. C. Schaarwächter, signed ‘Victoria I R’ and dated by the Empress under a fine image of her children, Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882–1951), Prince Eitel Friedrich (1883–1942), Prince Adalbert (1884–1948), Prince August Wilhelm (1887–1949), Prince Oskar (1888–1958), Prince Joachim (1890–1920) & Princess Victoria Louise (1892–1980), Wilhelm is seated in the centre with his sister in a white dress on his lap and his brothers stand around them, 8½” x 5¼”, no place, (Berlin), Xmas 1907
37114


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