The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1840

Completed not later than 26.8.1840

Conrad Hinrich Donner, A242.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 27.8.1840 from F.C. Olsen to Thorvaldsen (the bust is mentioned as finished).
  • Carl Frederik Wilckens: Træk af Thorvaldsens Konstner- og omgangsliv, samlede til Familielæsning, Copenhagen 1874, p. 54-55. Wilckens writes that it took Thorvaldsen three hours to model the bust.

Other references

  • Thiele IV, p. 123.
  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens portrætbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, Vol. II, p. 338-341 (refers to Thiele who erroneously dates the bust November 1840).

Last updated 31.08.2015