Only Connect - Richard Cosway <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

How are these sitters connected?


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

Richard Cosway
after Richard Cosway
(circa 1790)
NPG 1678

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

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.

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

Explore other Cosway connections

NPG 2941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Emma Hamilton

NPG 879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Horatio Nelson

NPG D13727 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Maria Cosway

NPG D13763 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Cosway <> Thomas Jefferson


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