Only Connect - Ludwig van Beethoven <> Wolfgang Mozart

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

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after  Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt, early 19th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

(Johann Chrysostom) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
by Friedrich Theodor Müller, after Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt
early 19th century
NPG D13753

The connection
On his first visit to Vienna in 1787, the 16-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven sought advice from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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

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NPG D5248 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Felix Mendelssohn

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


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