Gallery of the Pooya Radbon Collection

 

Below there are some random photos of the pianos in the collection.

An 18th century Mozart portrait?!

 

This 18th century miniature portrait was purchased by Pooya Radbon

from an antique dealer and according to him, it came from Switzerland.
Its authenticity of being painted in the 18th century is proved by scholars but we do not know the provences of this miniature (gouach on ivory) therefore we can not trace and prove that this is a Mozart portrait but comparing all parts of this face to other world known Mozart portraits we have from Krafft, Stock, Posch a few anonymus painters and Lange this one shows significant similarities which amazes us!
There are several more doubtful Mozart portraits which even look less like the Mozart face we know from these known ones. 

 

Della Croche

Posch

Lange

By Leonard Posch

Barbara Krafft

Anon.

Italian square piano

Italian square piano

Stodart ca.1795

Stodart ca.1795

Italian harpsichord

Italian harpsichord

Southwell 1790

Southwell 1790

Erard 1805

Erard 1805

Erard 1784

Erard 1784

Weimes 1803

Weimes 1803

Seuffert 1850

Seuffert 1850

Astor

Astor

Johann Christian Bach signature

Johann Christian Bach signature

Müller

Müller

Weimes 1808

Weimes 1808

Carlo Arnoldi

Carlo Arnoldi

Sound hole of the virginal 1600

Sound hole of the virginal 1600

Rühl,Mields,Kobow (Weimes Fortepiano

Rühl,Mields,Kobow (Weimes Fortepiano

Longman & Broderip Harpsichord

Longman & Broderip Harpsichord

Cheeks were unfortunately cut many years ago by Dolmetsch!

Virginal 1600

Virginal 1600

Weimes

Weimes

Ca.1760s square piano

Ca.1760s square piano

Jan Kobow

Jan Kobow

Longman & Broderip description

Longman & Broderip description

Longman & Broderip square piano

Longman & Broderip square piano

Schanz ca.1822

Schanz ca.1822

Weimes

Weimes

Ca.1760s square piano

Ca.1760s square piano

Ca.1760s square piano

Ca.1760s square piano

Ca.1760s square piano

Ca.1760s square piano

Malleck

Malleck

Clavichord

Clavichord

Mercken

Mercken

Paul Pelz

Paul Pelz

Wieck square piano

Wieck square piano

Seuffert

Seuffert

Seuffert

Seuffert

Johann Fritz

Johann Fritz

Aloys Boch square piano

Aloys Boch square piano

Seuffert & Seidler

Seuffert & Seidler

Zumpe

Zumpe

Lautterer

Lautterer

Joseph Angst

Joseph Angst

Carl Hoelse's piano

Carl Hoelse's piano

Carl Hoelse's piano

Carl Hoelse's piano

Anon. Italian piano

Anon. Italian piano

Dörr in Wien

Dörr in Wien

Muzio Clementi ca.1805.JPG

Muzio Clementi ca.1805.JPG

Christoph Hammer - Pooya Radbon

Christoph Hammer - Pooya Radbon