The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1839

Presumably 1839 - 1841

Doctor Joachim Lund Drejer (1792-1853) has Thorvaldsen make a plaster cast of the sculptor’s juvenile work, A864, Ernst Heinrich Løffler, A630.

Primary sources

  • Carl Frederik Wilckens: Træk af Thorvaldsens Konstner- og omgangsliv, samlede til Familielæsning, Copenhagen 1874, p. 45. Wilckens assumes incorrectly that Drejer, who was Løffler’s son-in-law, gave Thorvaldsen the medallion.
  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, Copenhagen 1963, Vol. I, p. 26-31. The original model, A864, was donated to the museum in 1926 by the sculptor, Professor E. Utzon-Frank.

Last updated 16.06.2014