... young Mozart ...  (Click to enlarge)

MOZART SKETCH

1991

This is a sketch for a proposal to make a sculpture to commemorate Mozart's many visits to London in his very early years.

The musical family would invariably stay at a guest house in Ebury Street, from which they would 'conduct' a gruelling schedule of concerts, recitals and other bookings.

Not an easy life for anyone ... much less for a child of only five or six ... and what effect on the music?

The drawing was entered for a competition where they proscribed a standing position for the sculpture, but the sitting position - on the eternal travelling trunk - seemed to encapsulate the pathos of the young genius' life at that time.

Category:
Portrait
Proposal

Location: Indoor

Size: Medium

Dimensions: Approx 30cm x 45cm

Medium: Pastel on Paper

Edition size: UNIQUE

Collection: Private Collections

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