The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1807

Not later than 14.1.1807

Bacchus Offering Cupid a Drink, C715, is executed for Herman Schubarts birthday.

Primary sources

  • Fortegnelse over Hans Kongelige Höihed Prinds Christian Frederiks Malerie Samling. Første Deel. Arbeider af danske Kunstnere og Kunst Academies Elever samt af Fremmede som have lært eller øvet Kunsten i Danmark (Ms. in the Royal Library, Ny kgl. Samling 1811 Fol.), p. 181, nr. 303: “Thorwaldsen Drawing Bacchus Offering Cupid a Drink. Amalienborg. Presented by Baron Schubart. Pencil. Height 16 1/4 Width 11 1/2” (= 40,25×30 cm). Acquired from there for THM 1904, cf. the unpublished catalogue of drawings for details on the provenance.
  • Letter dated 16.1.1807 from Herman Schubart to Thorvaldsen (thanking him for the letter with “your very charming Bacchus offering Cupid a sweet drink”).
  • Letter dated 30.1.1807 from Thorvaldsen to Schubart.

Other references

Last updated 01.03.2016