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J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Photo credit: Royal College of Music

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Johann Sebastian Bach is undoubtedly one of the towering figures in the history of music. Famed in his lifetime as a virtuoso keyboard player, his compositional output marks the highest stage of development of most of the baroque compositional forms. This marble bust presents a traditional image of Bach, described by the artist as 'my own interpretation from a study of the old, authentic engravings, and of the works of the great master'.

Royal College of Music







H 79 x W 57 x D 33 cm;
Plinth: H 114 x W 40 x D 40 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from E. F. Searles, 1895

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Signature/marks description

engraved into the back of the bust, above the socle: T. BALL / 1894


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Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road, London, Greater London SW7 2BS England

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