Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast
Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast

Beethoven life mask / life cast (Resin) Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast

Normaler Preis
$149.50
Sonderpreis
$99.00

Beethoven Life cast from the 19th Century Beethoven Life Mask by Franz Klein

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770 – died 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.

To create a sculpture of Beethoven (1770-1827) Austria sculptor, Franz Klein got approval to cast a negative of his face and obtained a life mask that way. The mask is considered the only lifelike reproduction of Beethoven since photography was not invented yet. Various casts were made out of the mold. They were all produced in the 19th century.  We have reproduced this cast for the 21st century.

Details

  • CREATOR
    Franz Kline (Artist)
  • PLACE OF ORIGIN Austria
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE
    Early 19th Century
  • PERIOD
    The original is from the Early 19th century.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
    Cast resin or plaster
  • CONDITION
    New.  We make this cast at the time it is ordered.
  • DIMENSIONS
    H 9.06 in. x W 7.09 in. x D 5.12 in.H 23 cm x W 18 cm x D 13 cm
  • Full life-size 

Made from a mask cast "from an original mold made in 1812 by Franz Klein, a sculptor who had been commissioned by Nannette and Andreas Streicher, Viennese piano makers and good friends of Beethoven."

Ludwig van Beethoven's Life Mask Cast German composer and pianist.  Available in white or gold.  Hollow Lightweight Resin or plaster.

There is also a death mask death cast of Beethoven. Currently, we are only offering the Lifecast

 This listing is for a resin cast.  Please search "Beethoven" in the search menu if you would like a plaster cast.