[In ink below image:] Adrian Boieldieu. French operatic Composer. Born 1775: Died 1834.
Photographic reproduction. Sheet 235 x 160mm. 9¼ x 6¼". Image laid on separate sheet, as issued.
François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834) was a French composer mainly of operas. He started writing in 1793 to texts written by his father, which brought him immediate success. His career progressed as he moved to Paris and onto St Petersburg, with constant success. He became professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoir and in 1817 he succeeded Mehul as one of the forty members of the Académie française; and in 1820 he received the Légion d'honneur.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
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