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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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A portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven. Wearing classical drapery caught on the right shoulder, his hair swept backwards, incised eyes. This is one of five contemporary plaster copies made after the bust presented to the Philharmonic Society in London by Madame Fanny Linzbauer, 1871. The original bust was 'executed to the order of Beethoven's friend Carl Holz', and was presented to the Society in honour of the centenary of Beethoven's birth.

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H 71 x W 40 x D 23.5 cm;
Plinth: H 103.5 x W 36 x D 36.5 cm

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presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society, 1871

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