Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
On this day... see what happened on your special day
On this day in 1861 the Russian Tsar Alexander II, 'The Liberator' abolished serfdom and in 1923 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premiered, it was performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by the composer
ALEXANDER II (‘The Liberator’, 1818-1881, Emperor of Russia from 1855)
Superb Russian cabinet photo signed and dated showing him head and shoulders in uniform, 6½” x 4½”, no place, 1876
SIBELIUS (Jean, 1865-1957, Finnish Composer)
Fine photo signed on the mount showing him head and shoulders with his arms folded, 5” x 3½” in mount 7” x 4½”, no place, no date but 1913
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