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- Object: Leopold 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; after a drawing by Carmontelle from 1764.
Lithograph on chine collé
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Height: 565 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 380 millimetres (sheet)
- 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
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