Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), a native of Salzburg (now in Austria), was one of the most prolific and influential composers of the Classical era. A child prodigy, he began composing the first of 600 works at the age of five, traveled and performed before European royalty as a child, and had a profound influence on Western music following his death at the age of 35.
This unfinished 1782 portrait by his brother-in-law Joseph Lange is believed to be the most accurate surviving likeness of the musical genius. Mozart was 26 when it was painted. The painting is on display at the Mozart Museum in Salzburg, Austria.