Learn: Wikipedia entry for Franz Liszt
Learn: Notes on mask from “Talks in a Library…”:
FRANZ LISZT.–We may assume that Liszt’s significance is generally realized. As a youthful prodigy of twelve he won Beethoven’s recognition, and afterwards spent an active and creative life as virtuoso, composer, and impassioned partisan of Richard Wagner. It may be noted that on April 25, 1865, he was ordained in Rome as a priest. Liszt was born on October 22, 1811, at Raiding in Hungary, and died at Bayreuth on July 31, 1886. The mask was taken by the moulder Weissbrod of Bayreuth on the morning after the master’s death. Our reproduction was taken from a specimen in the Landesbibliothek at Weimar. Photograph by Berger, Weimar.
Black & White Photos and quotations from: Benkard, Ernst, & Green, Margaret (1927). Undying Faces, A Collection of Death Masks. New York, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.