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Berlioz Photo Album : 1840 – 1849

Unless otherwise stated all pictures on Berlioz Photos pages have been scanned from engravings, paintings, postcards and other publications in our own collection. All rights of reproduction reserved.

Berlioz’s photos and portraits

Berlioz

This postcard reproduces a drawing by an unknown person at La Côte Saint-André in the mid 1840s.

 

Berlioz

1845 – in Vienna
lithograph by
August Prinzhofer

This lithograph has been scanned from Adolphe Jullien’s biography of Berlioz, Hector Berlioz, sa vie et ses œuvres (Paris, 1888). According to David Cairns, Berlioz thought this a good likeness, but said he never wore a ring or carried a cane, and inscribed a copy “H. Berlioz – non dandy”.

A copy of this lithograph is in the Musée Hector Berlioz, with the inscription: “à mon excellent ami Edouard Rocher. Hector Berlioz” [“to my excellent friend Edouard Rocher. Hector Berlioz”].  Edouard Rocher was a close friend from La Côte Saint-André, whose family’s business founded in the early 18th century is still thriving there.

 

Berlioz

1846 – in Vienna 
lithograph by August Prinzhofer

A copy of this lithograph is in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

 

Berlioz

The above postcard was published in the former Soviet Union.

 

Berlioz

This engraving appeared in the 12 February 1848 issue of the Illustrated London News and is in our own collection. Berlioz was at the time in London, engaged by Louis-Antoine Jullien to conduct a series of concerts in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

 

Berlioz

1845 – by Josef Kriehuber (drawing)/
Höfelich (lithograph)

This picture is from an old book in our collection. It is a very rare portrait. Copies are said to be in the following collections: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh (Hopkinson Collection); Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; Collection Wolfgang Dömling, Hamburg; and the Musée Hector Berlioz. (see also next picture)

 

Berlioz

1845 – by Josef Kriehuber 

We are most grateful to Madame Chantal Spillemaecker, former director of Musée Hector Berlioz, for kindly sending us this picture.

 

Berlioz and friends

Berlioz and friends, by Josef Kriehuber
"
Une matinée chez Liszt"

This picture has been scanned from Adolphe Jullien’s biography of Berlioz, Hector Berlioz, sa vie et ses œuvres (Paris, 1888), a copy of which is in our own collection.   A copy of the lithograph is in the Musée Hector Berlioz.

© (unless otherwise stated) Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin for all the texts and images on Berlioz Photo Album pages.
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