Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin (XX, after Lehmann)


Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Unknown artist, copy of a pencil portrait by Charles-Henri Lehmann from 1847, [1937], 300 x 400.

Collection: Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw [M/16].


The portrait by C.-H. Lehmann was produced for Auguste Léo, a banker friend of Chopin’s, as mentioned by Fryderyk in a letter to his family of 8 June 1847: ‘Lehmann (about whom you must also know) has also done a small portrait of me for Leo’ [Sydow, ii, 206]. Chopin dedicated to Auguste Léo his Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53.