The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Jason and the Hope Commission

This letter is reproduced in Ludwig Geiger (ed.), Goethes Briefwechsel mit Wilhelm und Alexander v. Humboldt, op. cit., p. 168, and excerpted in Jürgen Wittstock, op. cit., p. 296. It was accompanied by a drawing of the original model, which—in contradistinction to the model’s current appearance, A52—includes a covered tree-stump, just as in the final marble version. The complete letter can be read in register form on the website of the Goethe-Schiller-Archiv, by entering the name of the sender, register number 4/698, or other information.

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