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Only Connect - Wolfgang Mozart <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

How are these sitters connected?

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

Ludwig van Beethoven
by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
(1823)
NPG D13759

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 Mozart connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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