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File:Martini bologna mozart 1777.jpg


Artist Unknown
Title Portrait of Mozart (1756-1791)
English: The so-called "Bologna Mozart" was copied 1777 in Salzburg (Austria) by a now unknown painter from a lost original for Padre Martini in Bologna (Italy), who had ordered it for his gallery of composers. Today it is displayed in the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica in Bologna in Italy. Leopold Mozart, W. A. Mozart’s father, wrote about this portrait:

„It has little value as a piece of art, but as to the issue of resemblance, I can assure you that it is perfect.” (Original text: „Malerisch hat es wenig wert, aber was die Ähnlichkeit anbetrifft, so versichere ich Ihnen, daß es ihm ganz und gar ähnlich sieht.“)

Reference: Letter of Leopold Mozart to Padre Martini in Bologna from Dec 22, 1777 (MBA II, pp. 204f, No. 396).
Français : Ce portrait connu sous le nom de «Mozart de Bologne» est une copie exécutée en 1777 à Salzbourg par un peintre inconnu d'une toile originale perdue qui avait elle-même été peinte pour le père Martini à Bologne pour sa galerie de compositeurs. L'oeuvre est aujourd'hui exposée au Musée civique bibliographique et musical de Bologne. Leopold Mozart, le père de W. A. Mozart, écrivit au sujet de ce protrait : «il a peu de valeur comme oeuvre d'art mais en ce qui concerne la ressemblance, je peux vopus assurer qu'il est parfait». (texte original: „Malerisch hat es wenig wert, aber was die Ähnlichkeit anbetrifft, so versichere ich Ihnen, daß es ihm ganz und gar ähnlich sieht.“ Lettre de Leopold Mozart au Padre Martini de Bologne fdu 22 décembre 1777 (MBA II, pp. 204f, No. 396).
Date 1777
Source/Photographer Unknown


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