The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1806

Summer 1806 - summer 1807

The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, A705, unfinished.

Primary sources

  • Draft letter dated 8.8.1806 from Thorvaldsen to Schubart (the marble carving is half way finished).
  • Letter dated 30.1.1807 from Thorvaldsen to Schubart (“The bas-relief with the Muses is half-finished”).
  • Thiele I, p. VIII-IX (the relief is discovered in 1844 in the basement below Casa Buti).

Last updated 13.01.2015