The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1838

Not earlier than 10.7.1838 - not later than 4.8.1838

At the request of Angelo Maria Ricci, among others, Thorvaldsen models a portrait medallion of Lucrezia Ripanti.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 10.7.1838 from Ricci to Thorvaldsen.
  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portr√¶tbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, Vol. II, p. 312-315. It was Sass, who first became aware of Thorvaldsen’s posthumous excution of Countess Rapanti’s portrait medallion. Today neither the original model nor its possible execution in marble is known.

Last updated 16.06.2014