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Thread #172240   Message #4168410
Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Mar-23 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Beethoven's death - DNA project
Subject: RE: Beethoven's death - DNA project
There's an etching made in 1814 by a chap called Blasius Hoefel, based on a drawing by one Louis Letronne, that shows Beethoven with a rather dark complexion. To me, it doesn't chime with any other portraits of him made during his life. An odd thing about a lot of Beethoven images is that they generally don't look much like one another. Speculation is fine but the music is great.