The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 7.12.1804

This sketch is not known, but the two pencil sketches on this sheet under the draft of 30.11.1804 must give some idea of the sketch for Baptismal Font which was sent to Schubart 7.12.1804.
The two pencil sketches can be seen in the general comment below.
As can be seen, these early sketches for the baptismal font look very much like the finished work. Basically, there is also here a square pedestal with reliefs on the sides. In one pencil sketch we see the Baptism of Christ, which is very close to the finished relief, cf. A736. The only major difference between these pencil sketches and the finished baptismal font is the bowl on the top of the pedestal in the sketch.

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