The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1838

22.11.1838

Kunstforeningen af 1825 (The Art Society of Copenhagen) arranges a competition for a painting with the subject: “Thorvaldsen’s Arrival and Reception at the Copenhagen Custom House”. The winner is Fritz Westphal’s Thorvaldsen’s Reception at the Custom House on September 17, 1838, B453.

Primary sources

  • Notice dated 5.12.1838 in the newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

Other references

  • Frederik Barfod: Thorvaldsensk Album, Copenhagen 1844, p. 271.
  • Bjarne Jørnæs and Anders Kold: Thorvaldsen på Københavns Toldbod. Historien om et genfundet maleri, Thorvaldsens Museum 1988.

Last updated 09.05.2017