"All men will be brothers"
Robert Toth sculptor
BEETHOVEN - Price: $7,000.00 + shipping
Artist Robert R. Toth diligently researched the lives, philosophies and moods of the composers and immersed himself in their music while creating these heroic sculptures on display at Lincoln Center.
A prolific composer, Beethoven produced numerous symphonies, concertos, sonatas, and quartets. Beethoven's work crowned the classical period and initiated the romantic era in music.
The bronze goes through ten or more stages before completion of the painstaking lost wax process, all under strict quality control of the sculptor.
The nature of these specialty items is that they take time. They are not mass produced. Each is hand finished. Please be prepared to wait 12 or more weeks for foundry cast bronze.
You asked, Anne Rice answered
"I am the antique dealer that sold you the bronze bust of Beethoven...I have always wondered if you were pleased with your purchase...I have been in the antique business for over 40 years and every once in a while you sell a piece that you have a special connection to...the Beethoven bust was one of those pieces." -- Roy Elmer from St. Albans
Anne Rice answered:
"Roy, the bust is sitting right on my desk! It's only inches from my computer, and I make sure that Beethoven stares right into my face, telling me at every minute to do my best and offer my very highest efforts to God. I want to be a heroic artist in the model of Beethoven. I couldn't be happier with that bust! Please tell me if you have a bust like that of Mozart, because Mozart is my other guardian angel, and though Mozart died young, and was much less serious than Beethoven, he was, as we know, gifted with an ethereal genius, and he wrote in his own truly heroic style, as well as Beethoven. So, let me know,...bring on more busts!"