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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Composer

Sitter in 2 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 Waldmuller
line engraving, (1823)
NPG D13759


Ludwig van Beethoven

by Ford Madox Brown
pencil, 1882
NPG D180