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Sergei Rachmaninoff archive, 1872-1992

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Iconography, 1885-1992 (continued)
Photographs of SR Alone (continued)
SR, head and torso, in profile, wearing overcoat and hat (continued)
Print ; 24.4 x 19.6 cm (25.4 x 19.7 cm with mount)
BOX-FOLDER 63/42 SR in overcoat and hat, facing right
Matted print ; 23.7 x 18.8 cm (30.7 x 25.8 cm with mat)
BOX-FOLDER 63/43 SR, full body shot, wearing overcoat and hat, with cane, standing on snow-laden stairs
25.4 x 20.5 cm (26.1 x 21.1 cm with mount)
Photographer: Bain News Service.
BOX-FOLDER 63/44 SR, full body shot, wearing overcoat, facing camera, standing between doors with round windows
24.4 x 16.2 cm. Includes photographic negative, 24.4 x 16.2 cm.
Photographer: Bain News Service.
BOX-FOLDER 63/45 SR, seated at table, holding pencil
23.6 x 18.6 cm.
Photographer: Bain News Service.
BOX-FOLDER 63/46 SR, head shot, passport-style photos
3 nearly identical photographs ; 6.3 x 6.3 cm.
Two of these are signed "S. Rachmaninoff," in SR's hand.
BOX-FOLDER 63/47 SR seated at piano, legs crossed, facing camera
11.6 x 8.6 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 63/48 SR seated, legs crossed, facing camera, left hand on chin
13.9 x 8.3 cm.
Verso bears an inscription that reads "Study for portrait in Steinway building."
BOX-FOLDER 63/49 SR seated in armchair, circa 1939
5 prints: prints "A" and "B" ; 15.3 x 11.0 cm; Print "C" ; 14.6 x 10.6 cm ; Print "D" ; 8.5 x 5.5 cm ; Print "E" is a reproduced copy ; 14.4 x 10.1 cm ; on the recto is printed, in Russian, with the date "1939"
BOX-FOLDER 63/50 SR at piano, in performance (at Carnegie Hall?), hands at keyboard, taken from far end of piano, circa 1940
Print ; 15.4 x 23.7 cm (20.9 x 26.5 cm with mount)
BOX-FOLDER 63/51 SR at piano, in performance (at Carnegie Hall?), right hand to forehead, taken from far end of piano, circa 1940
2 original prints: print "A" ; 15.9 x 23.6 cm (21.0 x 26.4 cm with mount) ; print "B" is a matted print ; 16.1 x 23.5 cm (24.5 x 30.3 cm with mat)
Print "B" verso of the mat bears an inscription in English, that reads "SVR – Carnegie Hall."
BOX-FOLDER 63/52 SR at piano, in performance (at Carnegie Hall?), audience visible on left half of image, taken from far end of piano, circa 1940
8.2 x 23.2 cm (large-bordered stock measures 20.4 x 25.5 cm)
BOX-FOLDER 63/53 SR at piano, in performance (at Carnegie Hall?), enlargement of SR's image (only) from the preceding photograph, circa 1940
12.7 x 17.5 cm.
Verso bears the following inscriptions: the date "6/19/33" ; the name "Rachmaninoff."
BOX-FOLDER 66/7 SR as conductor, circa 1940
Print ; 35.5 x 28.0 cm.
Photographer: Adrian Siegel.
BOX-FOLDER 63/54 SR standing at the steering wheel of a boat
2 prints ; 7.8 x 7.6 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 63/55 SR standing at the steering wheel of a boat, wearing white hat
Matted print ; 5.6 x 5.3 cm (11.7 x 9.8 cm with mat)
BOX-FOLDER 63/56 SR sitting in a boat, on a lake, wearing white hat and pants
Matted print ; 9.2 x 6.8 cm (16.6 x 13.2 cm with mat)
BOX-FOLDER 63/57 SR at desk, studying score
Print ; 17.3 x 21.5 cm (21.3 x 26.2 cm with mount)
BOX-FOLDER 63/58 SR, on right of photograph, composing at desk, pen in right hand, cigarette in left hand, ashtray on desk
3 original prints: print "A," with a glossy finish ; 18.5 x 23.5 cm (21.5 x 26.4 cm with mount); print "B," with a matte finish, 18.2 x 23.4 cm ; print "C," with a glossy finish ; 9.0 x 14.2 cm.
Print C is a wider and more complete version of the above prints.
BOX-FOLDER 66/8 SR, head lowered, sitting at desk, holding glasses, 1942
Matted print ; 17.7 x 17.7 cm (35.7 x 28.6 cm with mat)
Verso of mat includes inscription that reads "SVR – 1942."
Includes photographic negative, measuring 24.5 x 19.6 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 69/5 SR composing at desk, studio portrait
Print ; 33.9 x 26.5 cm.
The cover bears the name "Elson-Alexandre / Los Angeles" and an inscription that reads "photo Father in Senar."
Includes photographic negative ; 24.5 x 19.6 cm.
Photographer: Eric Schaal.
BOX-FOLDER 63/59 SR (on left of photograph) composing at desk, without jacket, pen in right hand, ashtray on desk
18.0 x 23.1 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 63/60 SR standing at piano, studying score
Print ; 18.5 x 23.6 cm (21.5 x 26.3 cm with mount)
BOX-FOLDER 63/61 SR head shot, in three-quarter profile, 1941
10.7 x 7.9 cm.
Verso bears inscription that reads "Dec. 31, 1941."
BOX-FOLDER 63/62 SR seated, in concert dress, wearing overcoat with large fur lapels and cuffs, his gloved hands in his lap
Print ; 23.5 x 17.5 cm (26.2 x 21.4 cm. with mount)
BOX-FOLDER 63/63 SR seated outdoors, reading a book
2 prints: print "A," with a matte finish ; 23.8 x 18.4 cm; print "B," with a glossy finish ; 23.7 x 18.9 cm. (26.1 x 21.0 cm with mount)
BOX-FOLDER 63/64 SR standing outdoors next to flowering bush, holding a book
Print ; 24.6 x 18.8 cm (26.0 x 20.7 cm with mount)
BOX-FOLDER 63/65 SR (full body shot) standing outdoors on brick patio, Aug. 1942
2 prints: print "A," with a matte finish ; print "B," with a glossy finish ; 17.8 x 11.8 cm. (25.4 x 18.2 cm. with mat)
Print "A" bears inscriptions on its verso, by S. Satin, in a combination of both Russian and Roman scripts, that read "Taken at the P. [Pavel'] N. Shul'gins' [home] in August / 1942. Beverley Hill [sic], California / Serezha [SR], taken after working" (translation). Print "B" bears on its verso, the inscription, in English, "Last picture taken near Beverly Hills, / California, Fall 1942.
MAPCASE-DRAWER 5/15 Posters bearing photographs of SR reading, "1873-1973 / Sergeĭ Vasil'evich / Rakhmaninoff"
(2 copies)
In Russian.
Items are housed in Folder 1.
Representing publicity for events to take place at the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory.
BOX 64 Photographs of SR's Hands
BOX-FOLDER 64/1 SR's hands at keyboard, taken from his right side, labeled "Rachmaninoff's Hands"
2 identical prints ; 19.8 x 18.8 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 64/2 SR's hands at keyboard, fingers directed to bottom of image
16.2 x 23.4.8 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 64/3 SR's left hand, labeled "Rachmaninoff's Left Hand"
19.4 x 19.0 cm.
BOX 64, 66 Iconographic Materials Depicting SR
BOX-FOLDER 64/4 Photographs of framed paintings of SR, by various unidentified artists
6 color photographs ; 8.0 x 8.0 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 64/5 Postcard reproduction of a color illustration of SR by Robert Sterl, 16 April 1909
14.2 x 8.8 cm.
Also includes a black-and-white photographic reproduction which bears an inscription that reads "portrait of SR 1909 Dresden."
BOX-FOLDER 64/6 Photographic reproductions of a pencil drawing of SR at the piano, in profile, by L. Pasternak, 1916
Photograph "A" ; 16.0 x 11.6 cm. and Photograph "B" ; 7.9 x 11.7 cm.
Photograph "B" consists of a color photograph of a framed reproduction of this drawing. It bears an inscription that reads "5 March 1968. Sunday. Church hall on Middletown Street. Los Angeles, Calif."
Laid in: a clipping from Life magazine (1 December 1958) containing a reproduction of Pasternak's drawing of SR.
BOX-FOLDER 64/7 Photograph of a sculpture of SR (head and torso only), circa 1924-1925
24.0 x 19.2 cm.
Verso bears the following annotations: "a present by Miss Winslow / 1950"; "Rachmaninoff by / Moscow (1924-25?)"; and "This sculpture was bought by / Steinway & Son and it is kept / in their office at 57 Str. New York."
BOX-FOLDER 64/8 Pencil drawing of SR by C. Somoff [K. Somov], 1925
24.3 x 19.4 cm.
Drawing has been placed within a large, protective paper folder (measuring 36.0 x 25.4 cm) labeled "Swaine."
BOX-FOLDER 64/9 Postcard reproduction of an oil portrait, of SR, by K. A. Somoff [K. Somov], 1925
14.8 x 10.7 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 64/10 Photographic reproduction of a pencil drawing of SR (lowered head only), by Boris Grigoriev [Grigor'ev], Rambouillet [France], 1930
22.2 x 13.2 cm.
SR's signature, and brief comment, appears on the lower right corner of the original drawing.
BOX-FOLDER 64/11 Published newsletters from the Childs Gallery (Boston, Mass.) containing a reproduction of a 1935 drawing of SR, by Alexandre Iacovleff [IAkovlev], Oct. 1950
(2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 64/12 Caricature of SR and Benno Moiseiwitsch by George Whitelaw, 17 October 1936
28.0 x 20.3 cm.
Caption on image reads "Section of Rachmaninoff Concerto Rehearsal at the Queen's Hall."
BOX-FOLDER 64/13 Photographic reproduction of a painting of SR, at piano, in profile, by Boris Chaliapin, 1940
23.4 x 18.9 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 64/14 Photograph of a bust of SR, by sculptor E. F. Nikitina of Moscow
11.9 x 8.8 cm.
Also includes two clippings from The New York Times (28 January 1945 and 5 January 1947) depicting two sculptures (busts) of SR by José de Creeft and Gwen Lux.
BOX-FOLDER 64/15 Reproduction of color portrait of SR by A. Rostovtsoff, circa 1954
17.8 x 12.8 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 64/16 Reproduction of color portrait of SR, artist unidentified, undated
13.6 x 19.8 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 66/9 Caricature of SR, from magazine Movie and Radio Guide, undated
34.1 x 26.3 cm.
BOX-FOLDER 64/17 Photographs of window display at Steinway and Sons' piano store (New York), featuring a sculpture of SR (head and torso only)
2 photographs: print "A" ; 19.2 x 24.1 cm. and print "B" ; 5.1 x 7.8
BOX-FOLDER 64/18 Printed invitation card, in Russian, issued by the Minister of Culture of the USSR, 26 March 1966
12.2 x 18.1 cm.
For the unveiling ceremony of a memorial plaque featuring a likeness of SR, in bas-relief, which has been placed on his former home in Moscow (no. 2, Malyĭ Putinkovskiĭ Alley).
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