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MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847). Autograph musical quotation, four bars in a single stave from Beethoven's Fidelio, 'O Dank! Ihr habt uns süß erquickt!', signed and subscribed 'Das wiederholt die ganze Familie von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy' and ILLUSTRATED WITH A DRAWING OF A BASKET OF FRUIT, Leipzig, 19 October 1846, one page, 4to (175 x 135mm), framed and glazed.
MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847). Autograph musical quotation, four bars in a single stave from Beethoven's Fidelio, 'O Dank! Ihr habt uns süß erquickt!', signed and subscribed 'Das wiederholt die ganze Familie von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy' and ILLUSTRATED WITH A DRAWING OF A BASKET OF FRUIT, Leipzig, 19 October 1846, one page, 4to (175 x 135mm), framed and glazed.

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MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847). Autograph musical quotation, four bars in a single stave from Beethoven's Fidelio, 'O Dank! Ihr habt uns süß erquickt!', signed and subscribed 'Das wiederholt die ganze Familie von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy' and ILLUSTRATED WITH A DRAWING OF A BASKET OF FRUIT, Leipzig, 19 October 1846, one page, 4to (175 x 135mm), framed and glazed.

The quotation is of Florestan's words in the terzetto in Act II of Fidelio (with the substitution of 'uns' for 'mich'): 'Oh thanks, you have sweetly refreshed us!'. The drawing no doubt represents the occasion for this most elegant thanks offering.

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