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24.12.1841

Portrayed by Henri Lehmann in Rome (pencil, 18,4×13,2 cm, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt).

Primary sources

  • The drawing is signed and dated: “Heinrich Lehmann. 24 Dec 1841 / Rom.” Further signed: “Albert Thorvaldsen” (autograph).
  • Letter dated 23.12.1841 from Antolka Hiller to Thorvaldsen (Hiller asks Thorvaldsen to pose for Lehmann).

Other references

  • Marie-Madeleine Aubrun: Henri Lehmann 1814-1882, catalogue raisonné de l’Oeuvre, Nantes 1984, kat.nr. D 1111, p. 256 (Lehmann’s note book, the so-called Livres de raison states that the drawing was made December 1841).
  • Ursula Peters (ed. inter al.): Künstlerleben in Rom, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Der dänische Bildhauer und seine deutschen Freunde, Nürnberg 1991, p. 520, 522 (reads the date on the drawing erroneously as 24 Oct 1841).

Last updated 10.11.2016