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Bust of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): M.1-1871

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Titles

Bust of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Maker(s)

Schaller, F. (Sculptor)

Description

Plaster, cast. The sitter's head is turned, front looking up and to the left. His head is bare, with thick wavy hair. His throat is bare. He wears classical drape over his shoulder, fastened on the right shoulder with a circular brooch. On circular pedestal. Inscribed on the black in ink 'Cast from the original bust of Beethoven in possession of the Philharmonic Society of London. G.F. Anderson Hon. Treasurer/illegible/Fredk Bowen-Jewson/Joseph Williams.'

Legal notes

Given by the Directors of the Philharmonic Society

Measurements and weight

Depth: 28.0 cm
Height: 69.0 cm
Width: 40.0 cm

Relative size of this object

40 cm69 cm28 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Vienna ⪼ Austria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1871) by Directors of the Philharmonic Society

Dating

Third quarter of 19th century
Circa 1870 CE - 1871 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Plaster

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cast from the original bust of Beethoven in possession of the Philharmonic Society of London. G.F. Anderson Hon. Treasurer/illegible/Fredk Bowen-Jewson/Joseph Williams.
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: In ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1871
Primary reference Number: 29207
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1871
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 5 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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