The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives
Thorvaldsen Year by Year
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831
Cupid Collecting Shells
The relief is based on the sixth stanza of
Angelo Maria Ricci’s
poem, which suggested a cycle of reliefs with Cupid as the subject; see also the letter dated
from Angelo Maria Ricci to Thorvaldsen.
Thiele III, p. 442.
Last updated 16.06.2014