The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1839

Not earlier than 3.12.1839 - beginning of January 1840

Frederik 6., A141.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 5.12.1839 from Thiele to Thorvaldsen (urges Thorvaldsen to execute the work). *letter dated 3.1.1840 from N.L. Høyen til J.F. Schouw. Manuscript Department, the Royal Library, NKS 1529 2° (See Haavard Rostrup, Billedhuggeren H.W. Bissen 1798-1868, Copenhagen, Part 1, 1945, p. 192).
  • Albert Repholtz: Thorvaldsen og Nysø, Copenhagen 1911, p. 40 (claims that the sketch was made at the beginning of January 1840).
  • Thiele IV, p. 106-107 (gives no excact date).
  • Carl Frederik Wilckens: Træk af Thorvaldsens Konstner- og omgangsliv, samlede til Familielæsning, Copenhagen 1874, p. 23-24 (dates the sketch “some days after the death of Frederik VI” (3.12.1839)).

Last updated 16.06.2014