The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 12.10.1799

The marble bust of A.P. Bernstorff (Brahetrolleborg), which Thorvaldsen carved in Rome ca. 1797-98. On the basis of the mask, A724, of the bust from 1795, A856, Thorvaldsen modelled a new bust of Bernstorff in 1797 in the classical style or à la romaine, i.e. without a whig and drapings. The original plaster model of this bust is in Thorvaldsens Museum, A208.
See Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, vol. III, p. 60 (no. 15) & 62 (no. 27).

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