Only Connect - Charles Burney <> Wolfgang Mozart

How are these sitters connected?


Charles Burney, by George Dance, 1794 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Burney
by George Dance
1794
NPG 1140

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after  Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt, early 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt
early 19th century
NPG D13753

The connection
In 1770, the musicologist Charles Burney met Mozart in Bologna. He wrote: ‘The little man is grown a good deal but still a little man.’

Find out more about Burney connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Explore other Burney connections

NPG 2634 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Burney <> Fanny Burney

NPG D12755 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Burney <> William Hamilton


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