Only Connect - Joseph Haydn <> Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Jefferson, probably by William Holl Sr, after  Bouch, 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Jefferson
probably by William Holl Sr, after Bouch
19th century
NPG D13763

The connection
After his arrival in Paris in 1784, future American President, Thomas Jefferson heard Franz Joseph Haydn’s music played at the Concerts Spirituels.

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NPG 2941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn <> Emma Hamilton

NPG 879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn <> Horatio Nelson

NPG D5451 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn <> Nicolo Paganini

NPG D35272 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn <> William Hamilton

NPG D13753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Haydn <> Wolfgang Mozart


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