photo of bronze-colored plaster cast sculpture bust of man, namely Beethoven, with neckerchief on light-colored background
photo of bronze-colored plaster cast sculpture bust of man, namely Beethoven, with neckerchief on pedestal with sky and trees in background
photo of bronze-colored plaster cast sculpture bust of man, namely Beethoven, with neckerchief with sky and trees in background
photo of bronze-colored plaster cast sculpture bust of man, namely Beethoven, with neckerchief on dark wood table with candlesticks and portrait painting behind
photo of bronze-colored plaster cast sculpture bust of man, namely Beethoven, with neckerchief on dark wood table with candlesticks
$ 440.00

Beethoven - Item #105

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

      

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

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17 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide x 10 Inches Deep

This life-size bust depicts Ludwig van Beethoven, the famed German composer who lived from 1770 to 1827. The sculptor, the German Hugo Hagen (1818-1871), based it off of a life mask that was taken in 1812 by Franz Klein (1779-1836) of the then 42-year-old Beethoven. There are copies of the sculpture at the château of Hradec nad Moravicí in the Czech Republic where Beethoven had been a guest of his patron, Karl Alois, 2nd Prince Lichnowsky.

 

Artist: Hugo Hagen

Museum/Location: Unknown

Time Period: Modern

1911 Catalog ID # - 5451 (fragment)

 

Sources:

"Hugo Hagen (C. 1818-71) - Victoria, Princess Royal, later Empress Friedrich III of Germany (1840-1901)." Royal Collection Trust, https://www.rct.uk/collection/35414/victoria-princess-royal-later-empress-friedrich-iii-of-germany-1840-1901.

Knapp, Raymond L., and Julian Medforth Budden. "Ludwig van Beethoven." Encyclopædia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Ludwig-van-Beethoven.

"Life mask of Ludwig van Beethoven." Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/collection/19753.

"Ludwig van Beethoven - studied from the death mask [i.e. life mask] - color film copy transparency." Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3g09589/.

Wiesnerová, Markéta. "Beethoven and the musical history of the Château of Hradec nad Moravicí." The Friends of Czech Heritage Newsletter, no. 11. Translated by Jana Sommerlad, Summer/Autumn 2014, https://www.czechfriends.net/newsletter.

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted.

We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

      

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

Additional Information

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted.

We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

      

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.