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.

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

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NPG 5735 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Jelly D'Aranyi

NPG 7447 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Joseph Joachim

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Sir Michael Tippett

NPG D5451 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Nicolo Pagnini

NPG 1678 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Richard Cosway

NPG 4467 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Thomas Eliot

NPG D13753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Wolfgang Mozart


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