The Tyrolese Family Rainer. Songsters of Nature!!
Printed & Pubd. 1827, by S. Vowles, 3, St. Michaels Alley, Cornhill.
Lithograph with added hand colour. Sheet 285 x 235mm. Slightly trimmed. Strip of scrap paper glued along top edge of paper where print was attached to album.
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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