Lot 751: Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist (1778-1837). Collection of four handwritten title pages for Hummel's works, each one page, 5 x 8, no date but circa 1829. Drafts drawn in an artist's hand for the title pages of "Grosses Konzert in As-Dur" (op. 113), "Grosse Varationen uber ein Thema aus dem Berliner Local-Singspiel Das Fest der Handwerker" (op. 115), "Oberons Zauberhorn" (op. 116), and "Gesellschafts-Rondo" (op. 117), all unsigned but inscribed in Hummel's hand to the Grand Duchesses of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the wife of one army general Albrecht, Eugenie Beer, and Madame Dorothea Wertheim at Warsaw. Fragile central vertical and horizontal folds with partial edge separations, uniform toning, and slight foxing, otherwise overall fine condition. These works were to be published by the Viennese publisher Tobias Haslinger.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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