German opera composer (1864-1949), one of the greatest of the 20th century. Beautiful cabinet photo of him by Albert Meyer, Berlin, blind stamped on front with the year 1906.
Signed by Richard Strauss twice!. First signature is in black ink at the bottom, and has written "Hamburg" below in his handwritting, the second signature is over the top of his head, in blue ink. On verso, a text in ink by a different hand reads "Heard Dr Strauss in a song recital with Fraulein Schumann... Nov 21st, 1921". Richard Strauss toured America in 1921 with soprano Elisabeth Schumann, and on November 21st they performed in St. Louis with Schumann singing Strauss songs and Strauss at the piano. Size is 4.1 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition. VERY rare!