Brahms, Johannes. (1833-1897)
Signed Cabinet Photograph
Cabinet photograph, signed by the German romantic composer and pianist. A head and shoulders image of the famous composer shown in semi-profile in this 1894 photograph by Rudolf Krziwanek, signed at the upper left portion of the image in dark black ink, "Johannes Brahms". 10.8 x 16.4 cm [4.25 x 6.5 inches]. In exceptionally fine condition, contained in a mat but easily removed.
Brahms - though an autograph collector himself - disliked the notion of his signature being collected. He rarely signed photographs (and if so, usually on the verso), signed many letters with his initials only, and the present fully signed example is a rarity indeed.