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Portraits of Raff

Raff did not like having his photograph taken, according to his daughter Helene writing in her biography of the composer. Perhaps this accounts for there being comparatively few pictures of him - all of them formal portraits.

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Etching. Late 1860s or early 1870s?

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size: 42Kb

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Etching taken from a photograph of around the same time.

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size: 127Kb

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At the height of his fame - mid 1870s?

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Towards the end of his life

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Raff whilst Director of Frankfurt Conservatory, 1877-82

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Raff in silhouette. Early, but date unknown.

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size: 66Kb

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The young Raff

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Raff in 1856

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Drawing from the 1870s?

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Photograph taken in Wiesbaden (in the 1870s?)

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Vignette version of the previous photograph

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size: 94Kb

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Possibly from the same session as the previous two photos

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size: 119Kb

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Vignette version of the previous photograph

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size: 72Kb

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Etching taken from an 1870s photograph

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size: 109Kb

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Etching taken from an 1870s photograph

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size: 79Kb

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Etching taken from an 1870s photograph

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size: 298Kb

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Postcard featuring Raff and Swiss images

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size: 103Kb

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Design sketch for Raff's memorial in Frankfurt - around 1900.

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size: 114k

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