Mozart Portrait Research & Controversy

The Core presents an article by Daniel J. Wakin on the debated topic of Mozart portrait authenticity. The International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, have announced their intriguing findings. A sample of the article:

“It’s an emotional question,” Ms. Ramsauer said. “Mozart is such a universal genius. Everybody knows him. Everybody takes part of his life.”… One portrait long thought to be of Mozart turned out to be someone else. A suspect image was confirmed to be of him. And a third portrait, deemed incomplete, was actually found to consist of a finished piece grafted onto a larger canvas.

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