The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on The country bumpkin and the donkey-rider in the service of art and freedom

Precisely when these grottos were discovered by artist-travellers has not been determined with certainty. On this see also Cornelia Reiter, “Nature as Ideal: Drawings by Joseph Anton Koch and Johann Christian Reinhart,” in Metropolitan Museum Journal, vol. 49, no. 1 (January 2014), New York 2014, p. 208.

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