Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie(1847-1935), Composer and conductor
Sitter in 18 portraits
The son of an eminent violinist, he studied music in Germany at the Royal Academy before he established himself as a violinist in Edinburgh. In 1879, Mackenzie left Edinburgh for Florence, where he concentrated on composing. He wrote several operas and choral works, including the cantata The Bride, the cantata Jason, the opera Colomba and the oratorio The Rose of Sharon. These works established his reputation as one of Britain's leading composers. In 1888, Mackenzie was appointed as Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, a post he held until he retired in 1924. From 1892 to 1899, he also conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts.
by Bailey's Studio
bromide postcard print, 20 April 1922
by Elsie Gordon
snapshot print, 1923
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 14 January 1904
after Samuel Begg
relief halftone, published 24 October 1908
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