The Tyrolese Family, Rainer, Songsters of Nature!! In their New Costume Presented to them by His Majesty George the Fourth. Before whom they had the honor to Perform and were Sanctioned by his most distinguised Mark of Appreciation. 1827.
[Printed & Pubd. 1827, by S. Vowles, Lithographer. 3, St. Michaels Alley, Cornhill. London.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 223 x 240mm. 8¾ x 9½".
The Rainer Family (Felix, Anton, Maria, Joseph & Franz) specialised in vocal harmonies, including yodelling. They are credited with the premier performance of 'Silent Night' in the Tyrol in 1819. Turning professional they toured extensively from 1824, visiting Britain in 1827 and performing for George the Fourth, who presented these costumes to them, before touring the United States in the 1830s. They disbanded in 1838.
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