The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Shifting of Attributes - a Fundamental Feature in Thorvaldsen

In his later years, Thorvaldsen also referred to the Phrygian cap as “the freedom hat,” and connected it with a certain tempered, antiroyalist position; see, e.g., Wilckens, op. cit., p. 93.
I am indebted to Kira Kofoed for calling my attention to this reference.

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