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Beethoven - Item #105

$ 440.00

beethoven-flat-white

 

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.