Johann Strauss

I've just managed to lay my hands on yet another composer so skilfully portrayed by Georg Wimmer. This time it's Johann Strauss.

As you can see from the IV included below the engraving, I presume this shall a be (sorry, too much The King and I) a progressive die proof rather than the finished thing. It reminded me of the Schubert proofs I have. I showed some of those in an older post, which you'll find here. These were numbered I to IV as well, with the finished die only having been signed and not numbered.

I once saw a complete set, with colour proofs as well, for sale somewhere, but when I looked again the other day they had of course long gone. Oh well, the chase is half the fun anyway, so that gives me something more to look out for!

See yous later