The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 7.2.1827

Here Thorvaldsen comments teasingly on C.F. Hansen’s letter dated 24.11.1826, in which Hansen repeatedly complains about his failing health and imminent death. Apparently the object of his complaints was to appeal to Thorvaldsen’s conscience because he had not progressed in his work on the decorations for the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen and Christiansborg, as C.F. Hansen had hoped; he would like to see his buildings completely finished before his death. (C.F. Hansen died in 1845).

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