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- Object: Léopold Mozart, Pere de Marianne Mozart, Virtuose âgée de onze ans et de J. G. Wolfgang Mozart, Compositeur et Maitre de Musique âgé de sept ans (Leopold Mozart, father of Maria Anna Mozart, virtuoso, aged eleven, and of J.-G Wolfgang Mozart, composer and master aged seven)
Portrait of the Mozart family: Leopold playing violin, Wolfgang Amadeus playing harpsichord and Maria Anna singing, with landscape in the background. 1764
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Height: 282 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 202 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- After a drawing by Carmontelle. Several drawn versions of the composition are know; the prime version is in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (France); a replica dated 1777 is in the BM (see 1994,0514.48).
The correspondence of Leopold Mozart records that he purchased a number of impressions of the print to use as gifts on the family's tour of Europe (see Emily Anderson (ed), 'The letters of Mozart and his family', London 1938, I pp.63,83: reference from Alec Hyatt King). The absence of any publication line suggests that it may have been a private plate, commissioned by Leopold.
The Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin has a framed three-dimensional version of this print, in the form of a coloured paper cut-out, decorated with a collage of textile cuttings, thought to have been made in Vienna c.1770 (inv. AK 97/222).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1991/2 Aug-Jan, London, British Library, Mozart
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- Prints and Drawings
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