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Sergei Rachmaninoff archive, 1872-1992

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Iconography, 1885-1992 (continued)
Photographs of SR Alone (continued)
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).
BOX-FOLDER 64/19 Photographs of a sculpture of SR, installation at Ivanovka, April 1973
4 photographs ; 11.5 x 8.0 cm.
Depicting the installation of a sculpture of SR (SR's head and torso resting atop fluted column) at Ivanovka.
Verso inscriptions in Russian identify the date and location of the event captured by these photographs, as well as the name of the sculptor (K. Malofeev)
BOX-FOLDER 64/20 Plaque mounted on SR's Moscow home (1905-1917) consisting of a bas-relief of the composer in profile
2 prints ; 17.2 x 11.6 cm.
According to inscriptions on the verso of one of those photographs, the sculptors of this plaque are indentified as N. I. Nian-Gol'dman and architect V. Uliashev.
BOX 64, 66 Photographs of Natalie Rachmaninoff (NR)
BOX-FOLDER 64/21 NR in front of the Rachmaninoff home, Beverly Hills, Calif., circa 1942
Matted print ; 5.3 x 8.0 cm (12.2 x 13.7 cm with mat)
BOX-FOLDER 66/10 NR studio portrait, by Shelburne Studios
Print ; 23.0 x 18.0 cm (housed in 36.5 x 28.8 cm. folder)
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