The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 3.1.1799

In the summer of 1798 Thorvaldsen sent a crate to Denmark with, among other things, Bacchus and Ariadne, A1, and the portrait bust of Tyge Rothe, A225.
At this time, the crate had actually arrived in Copenhagen but remained unopened at the custom house. The works were not shown to the professors at the Academy until 30.9.1799, cf. Transportation of Thorvaldsen’s Artworks to Copenhagen 1798 and 1802.

Last updated 30.04.2015