Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897) [Hartig, Arnold. (1878–1972)]

Portrait Medal

Bronze portrait medal of the composer by Austrian medalist Arnold Hartig (1878–1972). Brahms is shown in a straight-on relief portrait with his name and dates around the edge. Verso blank. 3 inches (76 mm). Niggl 392a. Fine.

From the collection of musical medals formed by Paul Niggl and which served as the basis for his book Musiker Medaillen (Darmstadt, 1965). The collection remained intact after Niggl's death, was offered for sale as a single lot by Spink & Son in 1998. (17211)

Classical Music