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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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Object name
Makers
Date
circa 1883
Object number
PPHC000031
Acquisition
Bequest from Harrington, Mrs G.F.T. — 1976-09-26

Description

Louis-Ernest Barrias's statue known as "Young Mozart", completed in the 1880s, was one of his most popular pieces, enjoying wide commercial circulation. Its popularity is testament to the resurgence of interest in the music and romantic life-story of Mozart in the nineteenth century. Barrias (1841–1905) studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, was the winner of the 1864 Prix de Rome and contributed to the sculptural decoration of the Paris Opéra. His works include much public statuary and embrace allegorical, biblical and historical figures.

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