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Lot #6223
Edward Elgar Autograph Musical Quotation Signed from 'Sea Pictures'

"The skies were fairer, the shores were firmer, from ‘Sea Pictures'"

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"The skies were fairer, the shores were firmer, from ‘Sea Pictures'"

Leading English composer (1857–1934) and a significant figure among late Romantic European musicians. Wonderful AMQS from Edward Elgar on an off-white 5.25 x 3 sheet, which is signed below in fountain pen by Elgar, who above adds three bars of music from ‘The Swimmer,’ the fifth song from his classic 1899 song cycle Sea Pictures, Op. 37. Below the music, Elgar adds lyrics and the title, “The skies were fairer, the shores were firmer, from ‘Sea Pictures.’” Double-matted with a portrait photo to an overall size of 9.75 x 16. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Art, Literature, and Classical Music
  • Dates: #682 - Ended June 20, 2024





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