Dr Tom Tolley, Wolfgang and ‘The Little Chimney Sweep’: Leopold Mozart’s Pictures of Working Children


  • 5.15pm

  • Hunter Building, Hunter Lecture Theatre (017)
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Mozart wrote his first symphony aged eight, already acknowledged as a fully-formed musician. This paper examines a set of printed images depicting working children owned by Mozart’s father Leopold. It argues that Leopold acquired these pictures as part of a strategy to develop his young son’s unquestioned musicality by providing him with visual stimulation, part of a programme of education extending the child’s range of experience.

Dr Tom Tolley is Senior Lecturer in the School of History of Art at the University of Edinburgh.

The talk is free and open to all. Drinks are served afterwards in the John Higgitt Gallery.

The talk is free and open to all. Drinks are served afterwards in the John Higgitt Gallery.

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