The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 21.7.1800

Thorvaldsen’s marble busts of A.P. Bernstorff (Brahetrolleborg, original plaster A208), and Homer, A751, which Thorvaldsen had asked Abildgaard to try to sell in his previous letter dated 4.4.1800.
The busts, however, did not reach Denmark until the end of 1802, and Abildgaard did not get them until about a year later, at the beginning of 1804, cf. the related article Transportation of Thorvaldsen’s Artworks to Copenhagen 1798 and 1800.

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