Logo: Centre for Performance HistoryHeading: Virtual Exhibitions, 3 - Picturing Hayn & Mendelssohn
Logo: Royal College of Music
Home 
Haydn in 1791: Portrait by Thomas Hardy 
Haydn in 1791: Portrait by John Hoppner 
Haydn in 1791: Portrait by A.M. Ott 
Haydn in 1794: Portrait by George Dance 
Mendelssohn in 1821: Portrait by Carl Joseph Begas 
Mendelssohn in 1836: Portrait by F.-T. Hildebrandt 
Mendelssohn in 1845: Portrait by Eduard Magnus  
  
  
  
  
  
  
CPH Homepage 
RCM Homepage 
 

Mendelssohn in ?1836

The original engraving (here reproduced by lithographic transfer) was by Albert Henry Payne (1812–1902: he was born in London but became a German citizen) and W.C. Wrankmore; the head is described as ‘after Hildebrand’.

Ferdinand-Theodor Hildebrandt (1804–74) was a close friend of the composer (himself an accomplished amateur artist) and they undertook a sight-seeing trip together from Rome to Naples in 1831.

Hildebrandt's portrait was commissioned by Henrietta Voigt, a member of Robert Schumann’s circle and a fine amateur pianist, in the autumn of 1835.

 

 

 

Colour image of the engraving of Mendelssohn by A.H. Payne and W.C. Wrankmore

  
Back

Next

  
Copyright 2009, Royal College of Music
This page last updated: 25 October 2010