Franz Klein - Life Mask of Ludwig van Beethoven, after 1812

Copy after Franz Klein (Vienna, 1779 - 1840)

Life Mask of Ludwig van Beethoven, after 1812

Plaster, 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)


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Musicians Case


Possibly acquired by Isabella Stewart Gardner's husband, John L. Gardner, Jr. (1837–1898), from librarian and autograph collector Theodore F. Dwight (1846–1917), March 1893.


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 17.

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