Only Connect - Ludwig van Beethoven <> Richard Cosway

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

Richard Cosway, after Richard Cosway, (circa 1790) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway
after Richard Cosway
(circa 1790)
NPG 1678

The connection
The retinue of Richard Cosway’s patron, the Prince Regent, included the violinist, George Bridgetower. He was sent to Vienna, where he collaborated with Ludwig van Beethoven.

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