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Bust of Beethoven

German
about 1862
Artist Wilhelm Matthiä (German, about 1807–1888)


Dimensions

Overall for (b): 144.1 x 99.1 x 45.7 cm (56 3/4 x 39 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

79.325a

Medium or Technique

Stone; marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Colossal white marble bust, with inscription “Beethoven” on front and “W. Matthiae” on the side. Bracket = 79.325b

Signed

W. Matthiä

Provenance

1879, gift of Mrs. William A. Tappan (Caroline Sturgis Tappan) (b.1819-d.1888), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 1, 1879)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William A. Tappan