Magnificent 4.25 x 6.5 circa 1875 cabinet photo of Liszt seated at a table in a profile view, a quill pen and paper in hand, crisply signed at the bottom in black ink, “F. Liszt.” Published by Kozmata Ferencz of Budapest. In fine condition, with mild dampstaining to right edge of the mount. In 1875, Liszt founded the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music in Budapest, today known as the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. During this period of his life he traveled extensively between Rome, Weimar, and Budapest to give master classes in piano playing, living what he called his ‘vie trifurquée’—a threefold life. Superior in image quality and in boldness of signature, this is an outstanding portrait of the composer during an important phase. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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