Only Connect - Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Felix Mendelssohn

How are these sitters connected?


Ludwig van Beethoven, by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after  Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, (1823) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig van Beethoven
by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
(1823)
NPG D13759

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, by Conrad Cook, published by  William Mackenzie, after  Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, mid 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
by Conrad Cook, published by William Mackenzie, after Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
mid 19th century
NPG D5248

The connection
Felix Mendelssohn visited Baroness Dorothea von Ertmann in 1831. He was seeking an echo of Beethoven, who had been in love with the Baroness.

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