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Spring 1807

Cupid Holding a Butterfly to Hurt it with an Arrow. Only known from Mori, op. cit..
Later reworked as Cupid Triumphant, A22.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 30.1.1807 from Thorvaldsen to Schubart (will be starting modelling Cupid).
  • Letter dated 4.7.1807 from C.F. Høyer to Abildgaard (Thorvaldsen has modelled “Cupid”).
  • Thiele II, p. 135.
  • Ferdinando Mori: Le statue e li bassirelievi inventati e scolpiti in marmo dal cavaliere Alberto Thorwaldsen scultore danese, Rome 1811, pl. 28.
  • Thiele II, p. 135.
  • A version carved in marble 1811.

Other references

Last updated 16.05.2019