The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 31.1.1805

I.e. French en carré, a square block of marble. Apparently, Thorvaldsen fulfilled Abildgaard’s wish at once. In his answer dated 28.7.1805, Thorvaldsen wrote that he had sent Abildgaard’s order to Carrara, but that it would not be shipped from there until some time during the autumn. He would then see to its further transportation to Copenhagen. Nothing was heard of the block of marble after that, and it is uncertain if it reached Copenhagen.

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