The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1843

Presumably December 1843

An arm on the clay model for Aesculapius, cf. sketch model A20, falls of. The same model crashed entirely after the death of Thorvaldsen 26.6.1844.

Primary sources

  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 227 (documents that only an arm had fallen of as opposed to the later more serious accident).
  • Thiele IV, p. 231.
  • Carl Frederik Wilckens: Træk af Thorvaldsens Konstner- og omgangsliv, samlede til Familielæsning, Copenhagen 1874, p. 104.

Last updated 25.02.2020