[photograph of Hans Weisse gazing at a framed portrait of Johannes Brahms, photographer: Franz Hofer, Bad Ischl]

Fassen Sie, lieber Meister, 1 das obige Bild symbolisirt auf, und nehmen Sie es als bescheidenen Dank dafür, dass Sie mich sehend machten!


Fröhliche Weihnachten!
In Treue Ihr
[signed:] Hans

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

[photograph of Hans Weisse gazing at a framed portrait of Johannes Brahms, photographer: Franz Hofer, Bad Ischl]

Conceive of the above photograph symbolically, dear Master, 1 and accept it as humble thanks for your having opened my eyes!


Merry Christmas!
Faithfully your
[signed:] Hans

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

[photograph of Hans Weisse gazing at a framed portrait of Johannes Brahms, photographer: Franz Hofer, Bad Ischl]

Fassen Sie, lieber Meister, 1 das obige Bild symbolisirt auf, und nehmen Sie es als bescheidenen Dank dafür, dass Sie mich sehend machten!


Fröhliche Weihnachten!
In Treue Ihr
[signed:] Hans

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

[photograph of Hans Weisse gazing at a framed portrait of Johannes Brahms, photographer: Franz Hofer, Bad Ischl]

Conceive of the above photograph symbolically, dear Master, 1 and accept it as humble thanks for your having opened my eyes!


Merry Christmas!
Faithfully your
[signed:] Hans

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

Footnotes

1 OJ 15/15, [M] is only a photocopy; the original postcard, with inscription, is preserved under "Photographs and Other Portraits" at OJ 72/24, No. 1. It is entirely undated, except for the implication of "Merry Christmas!" The photocopy is annotated (possibly in the hand of Oswald Jonas) "undated [1913?]." Schenker's diary for December 24, 1913 states: "Christmas presents received only from Mrs. Deutsch, I[rene] M[ayerhofer], Weisse, Brünauer, Floriz and Fanny [Violin]," followed on December 26 by "Letters of thanks to Mrs. Deutsch and Weisse." In the surrounding years, the diary for December 24, 1912 reads: "Weisse brings a present in the morning, and cancels for the afternoon," and for December 24, 1914 reads: "Weisse, with an exuberant letter of gratitude, presents me with photographs [of the autograph manuscript] of the Brahms intermezzos ." Either of these alternative years, or others, could be the year of this postcard.