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Only Connect - Thomas Jefferson <> Joseph Haydn

How are these sitters connected?

Thomas Jefferson
probably by William Holl Sr, after Bouch
19th century
NPG D13763

Joseph Haydn
by William Daniell, after George Dance
published 1 July 1809 (20 March 1794)
NPG D12137

The connection
After his arrival in Paris in 1784, future American President, Thomas Jefferson heard Franz Joseph Haydn’s music played at the Concerts Spirituels.

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