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28.6.1841

Celebration with artists from Frankfurt, hosted by Charlotte Gontard, and arranged by Eduard Schmidt von der Launitz. A poem and a speech by Friedrich Hessemer are recited in Thorvaldsen’s honour.

Primary sources

  • Poem dated 28.6.1841 from Friedrich Hessemer to Thorvaldsen.
  • Speech dated 28.6.1841 from Friedrich Hessemer to Thorvaldsen.
  • Report dated 31.8.1841 in Kunst-Blatt gebildete Stände.
  • Thiele IV, p. 160.
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 127.

Other references

  • Isolde Schmidt: Eduard Schmidt von der Launitz 1797-1869. Ein Beitrag zur Skulptur des 19. Jahrhunderts in Frankfurt am Main (Studien zur Frankfurter Geschichte 29), Frankfurt am Main 1992, p. 30-31 (the party was arrangered by Launitz).
  • Related Article: The Journey to Rome, May-September 1841

Last updated 14.07.2019