Past Images of the Month - February 2021

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Photograph from the studio of Leopold Frederick Manley, London. [c.1861]. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Advertisement in The Musical World, 12 September 1844. Mr & Mrs Weiss. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Mrs & Mr Weiss. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021. Georgina Weiss. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Willoughby Weiss. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Meyer Lutz (a pianist from the Royal Academy, Bavaria) was probably given this by Weiss in Birmingham in 1846 or in Leeds in 1847 where they performed together. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Ticket designed by Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877). The Great Handel Festival at the Crystal Palace from a photograph by Negretti and Zamba. Illustrated London News, 27 June 1857.  Mr. Costa is conducting. Advertisement in The Musical World, 28 August 1858. Weiss in The Castle of Andalusia. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Weiss as Casgan (An Indian Chief, disguised as a Trapper) in The Desert Flower. © The National Portrait Gallery, London. Weiss in The Castle of Andalusia. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Playbill for three performances of  Auber's opera Masaniello on  29 & 31 October and 1 November 1864 at the Royal English Opera, Covent Garden. Weiss.  Suggestions welcome as to which role in what opera. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Willoughby Weiss. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Weiss.  Suggestions welcome as to which role in what opera. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Detail from the photomontage showing the principal male vocalists of the 1867 Birmingham Musical Festival.  From left to right: William Hayman Cummings, Charles Santley, Simms Reeves and Willoughby Weiss with Mademoiselle Titiens. Photomontage cabinet card of the leading musicians of the 1867 Birmingham Musical Festival in the Town Hall.  Henry Joseph Whitlock, Birmingham, 1868. © The National Portrait Gallery, London.