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The Music of the future. Richard Wagner. (Men of the Day series).

"Men of the Day," No. 149. May 19, 1877.

Richard Wagner, born 1813 in Leipzig, was famous not only as the composer of German operas, but also as a conductor, music theorist, and essayist. Thanks to the Bavarian King Ludwig II's patronage, beginning in 1864, Wagner was able to dedicate his time to composing, and eventually building an opera house at Bayreuth. His music would be seen as the music of the future. [Biographical text accompanies caricature.]

["Spy" was the pseudonym of caricaturist/illustrator Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922).]

Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. Lith.


ID: 2006-00123
Ward, Sir Leslie ("Spy")

Creation May. 19, 1877

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print (caricature); LENGTH: 10 3/8 x 15 1/8 inches; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Vanity Fair print

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