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Mahler, Gustav
FINE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE COMPOSER, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("DEM LIEBEN, TREUEN FREUNDE...DR. THEOBALD POLLAK...GUSTAV MAHLER"), 1907
by Moritz Nähr of Vienna, showing the composer seated in the foyer of the Vienna Hofoper, overall size 17.5 x 15cm, framed and glazed, photographer's blind stamp on the image, Vienna, December 1907

together with: i) engraved portrait of Mahler by Ferdinand Michl (1877-1951), overall size 47 x 45cm, number 38 of 150, signed by the artist in pencil below the image, framed and glazed, no place or date; ii) a photographic portrait of the young composer, overall size 22 x 17.2cm, on a postcard, framed and glazed, no place or date; and iii) a postcard addressed to Carl Moll by an unidentified writer, postmarked 1925


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A classic image of the composer, taken in December 1907 shortly before Mahler's first trip to New York. Theobald Pollak (1855-1912), a councillor in the ministry for railways, was one of Mahler's closest friends. It was he who gave Mahler the volume of Chinese poems which inspired Das Lied von der Erde.

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