The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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8.8.1818

Thorvaldsen delivers a drawing (unidentified today) of Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, to Vincenz Rüttimann as an initial sketch of the monument.

Primary sources

  • Th. v. Liebenau: Oberst Carl Pfyffer von Altishofen und das Löwendenkmal in Luzern. Erinnerungsblätter zur Feier des siebenzigjährigen Bestandes der Kunstgesellschaft der Stadt Luzern, Luzern 1889, p. 26, in which a letter from Rüttiman to Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen, who commissioned the work, is quoted.

Other references

Last updated 16.06.2014