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Beethoven - Item #105

$ 440.00



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)



"Hugo Hagen (C. 1818-71) - Victoria, Princess Royal, later Empress Friedrich III of Germany (1840-1901)." Royal Collection Trust,

Knapp, Raymond L., and Julian Medforth Budden. "Ludwig van Beethoven." Encyclopædia Britannica

"Life mask of Ludwig van Beethoven." Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,

"Ludwig van Beethoven - studied from the death mask [i.e. life mask] - color film copy transparency." Library of Congress,

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,