Samuel Coleridge-Taylor(1875-1912), Musical composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was mixed-race English composer born in London to an English mother, Alice Hare Martin and a creole father from Sierra Leone, Dr Daniel Peter Hughes Taylor. Coleridge-Taylor began playing the violin at the age of five and joined the choir of a Presbyterian church in Croydon, where H.A. Walters guided his progress and arranged his admittance to the Royal College of Music in 1890. He enjoyed a considerable amount of success in the came to prominence in 1898 at the Gloucester Festival with his Ballade in A Minor, which was followed by his outstanding achievement, the trilogy for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (1898), The Death of Minnehaha (1899), and Hiawatha's Departure (1900).
after Samuel Begg
relief halftone, published 24 October 1908