The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Sulpiz Boisserée commissions a relief frieze for a monument to Goethe. The frieze, however, which was to depict Goethe’s poem Hermann and Dorothea, is never executed.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 18.6.1820 from Sulpiz Boisserée to Thorvaldsen.
  • Thiele III, p. 65-66.

Last updated 19.10.2016