Only Connect - Joseph Haydn <> Nicolo Paganini

How are these sitters connected?


Joseph Haydn, by William Daniell, after  George Dance, published 1 July 1809 (20 March 1794) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn
by William Daniell, after George Dance
published 1 July 1809 (20 March 1794)
NPG D12137

Nicolo Paganini, by Richard James Lane, published 1831 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Nicolo Paganini
by Richard James Lane
published 1831
NPG D5451

The connection
Arriving in Vienna in 1828 Niccolò Paganini wrote a set of variations on Franz Joseph Haydn’s Gott Erhalte Kaiser Franz, to curry favour with the Emperor.

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