Only Connect - Ludwig van Beethoven <> Thomas Eliot

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

T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron, 1949 - NPG  - © The estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS, 2013<br />

T.S. Eliot
by Patrick Heron
1949
NPG 4467

The connection
T. S. Eliot based his most musical of poems, the ‘Four Quartets’, on Beethoven’s ground-breaking late quartets.

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