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There are some portraits and drawings of Berlioz whose authenticity had not had been questioned in the past, but modern research has throws serious doubts about them being that of Berlioz. This page presents four of these portraits. For further information about the Berlioz portraits of doubtful authenticity see New Berlioz Edition, volume 26, The Portraits of Hector Berlioz, edited by Gunther Braam in collaboration with Richard Macnutt and John Warrack (December 2003). This volume has a supplement section in which 11 such portraits and drawings are discussed in detail.
A reproduction of this portrait was first published in the
programme booklet of the Berlioz Festival of 1994.
A reproduction of this drawing was first published in Jacques
Barzun, Berlioz and the Romantic Century (Boston, 1950;
vol.2, facing page 278).
© New Berlioz Edition
A colour reproduction of this portrait was first published
in Edward Neill, Nocolò Paganini (Genoa, 1978). It has been
reproduced here from page 331 of the NBE, vol. 26.
Painting by Claude-Marie Dubufe
This portrait was acquired by the Paris Conservatoire in the
early 20th Century and featured in the first of two articles entitled
“Le premier portrait de Berlioz” by Julien Tiersot published on 3 and 10
April 1909. It was also published, among others, on the cover page of a
small information booklet of the Hector Berlioz Museum (Édition SAEP,
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