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Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin (Sokolnicka, after G. Sand)

 

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

George Sand, pencil drawing [1844], 96 x 77, copy by Anna Sokolnicka made in 1987 from a reproduction in Leopold Binental, Chopin w 120–tą rocznicę urodzin. Dokumenty i pamiątki (Warsaw 1930).

Collection: Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw [A/80].

 

One of two likenesses of Chopin drawn by George Sand from nature at Nohant probably in 1844. George Sand offered it to Ludwika Jędrzejewicz during the latter’s visit to Nohant in September 1844. Held in Cracow at the Fundacja Książąt Czartoryskich attached to the Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie is a daguerreotype of this portrait, produced from the original c.1846, presumably commissioned by Duchess Marcelina Czartoryska. The duchess donated it to the Czartoryski collection in 1881. Chopin appreciated these small amateur portraits very much, numbering them among his best likenesses. The originals were lost with the collection of Laura Ciechomska in Warsaw in 1939.