Joachim, Joseph. (1831-1907)

Signed CDV Photograph

Original bust portrait CDV photograph by Alexander Eichenwald of Moscow, inscribed and signed in pencil to the lower mount by the legendary violinist "Zum freundlichen Gedanken an Joseph Joachim".  2.5 x 4  inches (6.5 x 10.5 cm). Scattered speckling to the albumen, else fine. 

The great Hungarian violinist and composer was probably second only to Paganini among 19th-century virtuosi, and was the dedicatee of the Brahms Concerto and many other works.

In 1867, Alexander Eichenwald opened a photo studio in Petrovka Street and was the first Moscow photographer to use electric lighting.