Richard Wagner - Letter from Venice, 27 September 1858

Richard Wagner (Leipzig, 1813 - 1883, Venice)

Letter from Palazzo Giustiniani, Campiello Squillini, Venice, 27 September 1858

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(Leipzig, 1813 - 1883, Venice)

Object details

Accession number

ARC.001920

Primary Creator

Richard Wagner (Leipzig, 1813 - 1883, Venice)

Full title

Letter from Palazzo Giustiniani, Campiello Squillini, Venice

Creation Date

27 September 1858

Object Case

Musicians Case

Language

German

Provenance


Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner’s collection at an unknown date.

Marks

Marked in pencil (upper right): 7

Display Media

Ink on paper

Web Commentary

During Isabella’s lifetime, German composer Richard Wagner was at the epicenter of the classical music world. Isabella admired Wagner’s work and went to great lengths to see his performances. She traveled many times to Bayreuth, where Wagner hosted an annual music festival, and attended his operas in the United States and Europe. She collected many mementoes related to the musician including this prized autograph letter in Wagner’s own hand. Isabella displayed it in the Musicians Case in the Yellow Room.

Permanent Gallery Location

Yellow Room


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Commentary

During Isabella’s lifetime, German composer Richard Wagner was at the epicenter of the classical music world. Isabella admired Wagner’s work and went to great lengths to see his performances. She traveled many times to Bayreuth, where Wagner hosted an annual music festival, and attended his operas in the United States and Europe. She collected many mementoes related to the musician including this prized autograph letter in Wagner’s own hand. Isabella displayed it in the Musicians Case in the Yellow Room.