Mozart looked like this

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what Mozart looked like. But a portrait of Mozart has recently surfaced that may be the best representation of Mozart’s physicial appearance that we are ever likely to have.

Does it add to our knowledge of Mozart in any meaningful way? No. But curiosity defines humanity in a way that no other trait does.

In other news, Bach’s head has been reconstructed by a forensic scientist, and he looks very German indeed. Too bad they couldn’t manage the brain part.


One Response to “Mozart looked like this”

  1. Jason Heath Says:

    Hi Robert – I’m enjoying the blog very much. I wonder if you might consider a reciprocal link with my blog at This blog was recently featured in the ‘upbeat’ section of the February 2008 International Musician. I’ll happily reciprocate this over on both and

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