1848 - before 1986
Samuel Nystad Oude Kunst B. V., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986.
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Bust of Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (German, 1804 - 1861)
Germany (Place Created)
59.7 × 39.4 × 25.4 cm (23 1/2 × 15 1/2 × 10 in.)
Felix Mendelssohn, one of Germany's most gifted composers, died tragically at the age of thirty-eight. A year later, Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel made this memorial
Oppermann, Andreas. Ernst Rietschel (Leipzig: 1863), p. 405.
Bloch, Peter et al. Etnos und Pathos, die Berliner Bildhauerschule 1786-1914 (Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 1990), pp. 241-42, under no. 200, ill.