The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 22.4.1801

According to the instructions to Thorvaldsen from the Academy of Fine Arts of 23.8.1796, he was to “… send samples of his progress … each year of his stay abroad …”
In the spring of 1800 Thorvaldsen sent two crates to Leghorn as he mentions below. They contained, among other things, four works: two plaster copies of the head and the whole figure of Pollux, A54, one of the so-called Dioscuri; also two marble busts, one of Homer, A751, and the other of A.P. Bernstorff (Brahetrolleborg, original model, A208).
See the related article about Transportation of Crates.

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