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Presumably not later than 1808 A Genio Lumen (The Genius of Art and Light), A517, probably preparatory work for A518.
1808 A Genio Lumen (The Genius of Art and Light), A518.
1808 Adonis, A53.
1808 Wilhelm von Humboldt, A237.
1808 Udarbejder i samarbejde med billedhuggeren Christian Daniel Rauch tegninger til et gravmæle over briten William Sidney Bowles. Gravmælet findes stadig på den protestantiske kirkegård [Cimitero Acattolico], Rom, parte antica, sten 16.
Not earlier than 1808 A Genio Lumen (The Genius of Art and Light), A828.
Not earlier than 1808 Adonis, A789.
Completed January 1808 The plaster model of Mars Bringing Peace is completed, cf. Ferdinando Mori’s drawing D174. This figure of Mars later formed part of the group Mars and Cupid, A7.
Not later than 14.1.1808 The drawing The Virgin with Jesus and John is executed for Herman Schubart’s birthday, private collection, Sanderumgaard, Funen.
14.1.1808 Herman Schubart’s birthday is celebrated in Thorvaldsen’s apartment in Rome, but without Schubart’s presence. The party is arranged by J.L. Lund.
6.3.1808 Elected member and professor at the Accademia di S. Luca in Rome.
Autumn 1808 Ludwig (1.) commissions Adonis, cf. A53, in marble, today at the Neue Pinakothek, München. The statue is not completed until October 1831.
Autumn 1808 Statuette of Vesta is executed for Herman Schubart’s birthday 14.1.1809, location unknown.
Middle of September 1808 Jacqueline and Herman Schubart visit Rome and Thorvaldsen for a couple of months.
Presumably November 1808 Hercules and Hebe, A317.
Presumably November 1808 Hygieia and Aesculapius, A318.
Middle of November 1808 Jacqueline and Herman Schubart leave Rome after two months’ stay.