Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.


 Thursday May 19 1825


or the Black Huntsman of Bohemia
with music by Carl Maria Von Weber

 With Mr. Baker in the role of Ottocar and Egerton as Conrad, Baker was also to sing the role of Mr. Selborne in the Comedy
 The schedule for twelve other plays and operas are given on the same bill.

 RARE In good condition aside from some minor loss not effecting text 13 ¼  x 8 ½ "

Ref: LRA3062/DNN/ dd.andd >RAL                  PRICE CODE B

For the theatre and opera historian this is a fascinating glimpse into how hard a troupe of actors were worked during the Georgian period.

The cast included the then aging Mr. John Fawcett (1768-1837); Mr. George John Bennett (1800-1879) the noted Shakespearian actor.

TheatreRoyal covent garden
Theatre Royal Covent Garden

design for wolf's Glen Der Freischutz

Stage design for Act II (Wolf's Glen) of Der Freischutz 1822 Weimar

Der Freischütz
(usually translated as The Marksman or The Freeshooter.) is an opera in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber with a libretto by Friedrich Kind. It premiered on 18 June 1821 at the Schauspielhaus Berlin. It is considered the first important German Romantic opera, especially in its national identity and stark emotionality. The plot is based on the German folk legend of the Freischütz and many of its tunes were inspired by German folk music. Its unearthly portrayal of the supernatural in the famous Wolf's Glen scene has been described as "the most expressive rendering of the gruesome that is to be found in a musical score". The overture and the "Huntsmen's Chorus" from Act 3 ("With princely enjoyment and manly employment ...") are often performed as concert pieces. Wikipedia