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Life Mask of Beethoven (1770-1827): M.7 & A-1920

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Titles

Life Mask of Beethoven (1770-1827)

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Production)

Description

Plaster, cast., suspended In wood and glass box.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Herbert Thompson, Bart

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920-12-11) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1827 : The mask may be a replica cast made later than the year of Beethoven's death.

Note

Beethoven was buried in Vienna, it therefore seems likely that this death mask was made there

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Box: composed of wood glass Depth 17.5 cm Height 29.5 cm Width 24.6 cm
Plaster: Height 20.2 cm

Materials used in production

Plaster

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7 & A-1920
Primary reference Number: 29516
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 September 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 8 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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