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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Composer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Prolific German composer whose symphonies, concertos, piano and choral music dominated the Romantic age. Beethoven studied under Joseph Haydn in Vienna before making his public debut as a virtuoso piano player in 1795. Despite the onset of deafness from 1801 Beethoven continued to compose until his death, producing some of his greatest work in his final years.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
line engraving, (1823)
NPG D13759


Sheet music cover for 'Glover's transcriptions of classical gems'

by M. Watson, published by Ransford & Son
lithograph, circa 1869-1876
NPG D42832


Ludwig van Beethoven

by Ford Madox Brown
pencil, 1882
NPG D180