[This illustration and commentary appeared in
The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News
London, England, 26 November, 1892, pages 388, 391.
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This web version is dated 11 August 2003.
Mons. de Pachmann at the Piano
PACHMANN AT THE PIANO
Top left: A Sketch of him at his First Appearance
Lower left: Acknowledging his Reception
Lower centre: As he was
Lower right: As he is now
Artist's initials: AB
SINCE the return of Mons. De Pachmann he has given us
two recitals, to which we have had the pleasure of referring
with well-deserved admiration. There is no doubt that M. De
Pachmann is a great pianist, but he is certainly also more than
most artists, a great enthusiast. One may safely say that it is
from absolute forgetfulness of himself in his theme—from the
fact that his every nerve keeps time and tune with the music
which he is playing—that there are so many accented points in
his look and attitudes. We believe that we are only doing Mons.
De Pachmann justice in saying that these outward signs of face
and form are the irresistible manifestations of convictions and
not affectations. Our artist has sketched some of them, and has
sketched also one or two of the changes in his appearance since
he first came among us.