The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Ultimo 1797

Thorvaldsen’s bust of A.P. Bernstorff, Brahetrolleborg. On the basis of the mask, A724, of the bust from 1795, A856, Thorvaldsen had modelled a new bust of Bernsdorff 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, and Thorvaldsen was at this time carving the marble copy.
See Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, vol. I, p. 36-37, 40, 42-46, 48-49, 51-52; catalogue no. 27, vol. III, Copenhagen 1965, p. 62.

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