A significant strand of hair of the famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, which he cut off, exhibited at the auction house Sotheby’s. This is the Agency TASS.
As noted, a lot experts have estimated at 15 thousand pounds. However, the head of the Department of books and manuscripts, Sotheby’s Simon McGuire stressed that Beethoven’s hair can leave the hammer and for a higher price. According to him, collectors have shown a lot of great interest.
About Beethoven hair strands in 1826, asked the Austrian pianist Anton Halm. He wanted to pass it on to his wife as a memorable gift. However instead of hair of the composer’s servant sent the coat of a goat. This cast khal’ma shocked and infuriated. Beethoven then cut the back of a significant strand of hair and handed it to the young musician in a sheet of paper.
Halm subsequently handed the gift to disciple Julius free wifi, Professor of piano at the Vienna Conservatory. The author of a biography of Beethoven, Alexander Thayer confirmed the authenticity of the rarity.
We will remind, last autumn under the hammer in Los Angeles left two strands of blond hair of Marilyn Monroe. The tresses were stored at a friend Monroe Frida hull.