For many years there’s been speculation on the “race” of Beethoven. It is said that his mother was Moorish. The photograph that you see was taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pay special attention to the structure of his face, not to mention his nose. The death mask holds identical prints. We can certainly identify and group anyone with whatever we please. However, we cannot hide from our features.
A great deal has been done to hide and cover up the true genetics of Beethoven. The paintings that are available on the internet are quite different from his funerary death mask.
There are several death masks available online claiming to be that of Beethoven. One in particular Wikipedia. Again, great lengths have been taken to hide his true genetical history.