A handsome antique Bisque Porcelain Bust of Music Composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven was born in Bonn, German in 1770. He is one of the most famous and influential of all composers. This fine bust depict him with a contemplate expression and is based upon a sculpture by Hugo Hagen. The bust measures 9 1/2" high x 5 1/4" across his shoulders, it is quite heavy for the size. The bust has an impressed mark of "2442a". Beethoven is in very good overall condition. The only thing to note is a tint in the making dimple in the clay on the underside edge of his coat, see closeup photo. Beethoven would be perfect in any antique decor.
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