Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) died of tuberculosis at the age of just 40, whilst staying in London. The success of his operatic works, as well as his regular appearances as a conductor and pianist, brought him international celebrity and secured his place as one of the most important figures in the development of German opera. His instrumental works, often themselves operatic in nature, demonstrate the same bold and atmospheric sonorities that characterise his operas, which typically explore magical and dramatic themes.
Josephus Kendrick (1791–1832) attended the RA schools in 1808 and exhibited at the RA 1813–1829. Creator of many funerary pieces, his works can also be seen in Chichester Cathedral, Waltham Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.