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brought up by constanze Mozart. she was very adept at keeping alive the memory of her deceased husband. she also took care of his estate. her portrait by hans hansen dating from 1802 shows her with a folder containing Mozart’s works. the large golden frame contains one of the most famous portraits of Mozart. the silverpoint pen drawing by dorothea stock is probably the truest resemblance of Mozart. he was 33 years old at the time and he is not made to look more handsome than he was. the thick hair and the protruding eyes are particularly noticeable. the silverpoint pen drawing technique is extremely sensitive and so only a facsimile is on display here. other Mozart portraits from the last decade of his life can be seen in the display case: an ivory relief, the famous boxwood relief (1789) by leonard posch, and a Mozart miniature on a tobacco tin from 1783. it was not until 2013 that this miniature was able to be identified indubitably as an authentic Mozart portrait. What is remarkable is that Mozart is shown from a frontal view. until then only profile views from the last decade of Mozart’s life were known.

You are now leaving the Mozart apartment. Via the arcade you reach the exhibition area at the back of the house which deals with the time Mozart spent in Vienna and what occurred after his death.

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Pocket Guide Mozart's Birthplace  

Mozart's Birthplace belongs to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and is one of the most important attractions in Salzburg.

Pocket Guide Mozart's Birthplace  

Mozart's Birthplace belongs to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and is one of the most important attractions in Salzburg.

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