Last year, the best-known portrait of J.S. Bach was returned to Leipzig, the city where Bach spent many of his most productive later years.
According to The Guardian, “The portrait of the composer, aged around 60, by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, had been in the private collection of American philanthropist William H. Scheide for over 60 years – it hung in his living room – but, on his death, he bequeathed it to the Bach Archive.”
And, there’s more to the story. Just what is that in Bach’s right hand?
Read the complete story in The Guardian here.