The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion)

See also the letters dated 16.5.1818 and presumably 23.5.1818 or 28.5.1818. Felder recounts a tale in circulation to the effect that, in an attempt to take advantage of Thorvaldsen’s weakness for women, Rüttimann sent a young Dutchwoman to ask him to take on the job himself, and for a price estimate; but it has not been possible to find corroborating sources for this story.

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