Autograph letter signed to Baron von Gleichenstein

Autograph letter signed "Beethowen" to Baron Ignaz von Gleichenstein, no place or date (likely Vienna, between 1807-1810), asking about cashing a bank draft written to repay a debt to Beethoven's brother Nikilaus Johann. 1 page (approx. 19.5 x 6 cm) cut from a larger leaf.

Item Information
Material Type: 
Letter from Beethoven
Record Number: 
Lf97
Previous Owners: 
Anna von Gleichenstein, Siegfried Ochs, Anna Ochs
Provenance: 
Sold at Sotheby's December 12, 1979, lot 213, from the collection of Nina Ochs; formerly owned by Siegfried Ochs; Anna von Gleichenstein; Ignaz von Gleichenstein
Catalog Concordance: 
BG no. 312; Anderson L158
Auction Information
Auction House: 
Sotheby's (London)
Lot Number: 
221
Bibliographical Reference: 

Sotheby's (London), Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts, May 28, 2015, Sale L15402 (with facsimile); Beethoven Journal v. 30, no. 2 (Winter 2015), p. 82 (with facsimile from Sotheby's catalog)

Date of Sale: 
05/28/2017
Sender: 
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Recipients: 
Gleichenstein, Ignaz von
Pricing Information
Treasures Tracking: 
Manuscript
Estimate Price: 
£10000-12000
Sale Price: 
£35000
Sale Price in U.S Currency: 
$53820