Invitation for subscription of the "Missa Solemnis": to King Frederick Augustus of Saxony

Beethoven, Ludwig van, composer (1770-1827). Letter (fragment) signed ("Ludwig van Beethoven").

Vienna, 23 July 1823.

Oblong small 8vo (192 x 80 mm). 1 page. Framed and glazed.


Final part of a communication in a secretarial hand, and signed by Beethoven in full, written to King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony: "..., then the same would be able to predict the best of success for his fame as well as for his benefit." As may be inferred from the date, this must be the invitation to the King of Saxony for subscription of the "Missa solemnis", which was sent to Hans Heinrich Count Könneritz in Dresden on 25 July 1823.

Provenance: last recorded in the trade in 1979 (Stargardt 618, 711).

Ludwig van Beethoven, Briefwechsel Gesamtausgabe, vol. 5, p. 195, no. 1710 ("German private collection").

Stock Code: BN#46629 Tag: