Holaus’s Tyrolese Singers
Walter Lewis of Bath
A carte-de-visite portrait of Holaus’s Tyrolese Singers, musicians from the Zillerthal, a valley in the Austrian Tyrol.
The Tyrolese Singers appeared regularly in London in the late 1860s and throughout the 1870s, not only in public but also at private recitals, including on several occasions for the Queen and other members of the Royal family. They were also available to hire for the evening and frequently placed announcements advertising their availability in the classified columns of the Times. One advertisement (7 September 1868) reads: ‘The Tyrolese Singers from the Zillerthal, seven [sic] in number, who have had the honour of appearing on several occasions before Her Majesty and the Prince and Princess of Wales, at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Marlborough-house, may be engaged for public and private concerts, fetes, etc. Terms and particulars may be obtained at Mr Mitchell’s Royal library, 33, Old Bond Street.’
Photographed by Walter George Lewis of Bath.
Condition: the print presents a very small amount of spotting but is otherwise in excellent condition, with good tonal range. The mount presents some foxing verso but is firm and solid.
Dimensions: the dimensions of a standard carte-de-visite are approximately 4.1" by 2.5" (10.5 cm by 6.3 cm).