The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 25.2.1804

The busts of Homer, A751 and Raphael, A752. The bust of Homer had apparently also been made “on speculation”, as Thorvaldsen made the bust on his own initiative, see letter of 12.10.1799 to the Academy of Fine Arts. However, when Abildgaard, in letter of 3.12.1799 expressed a wish for a marble copy of the bust of Homer, Thorvaldsen presented him with it in gratitude for his help, see letter of 28.7.1805.

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