The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 2918 of 10181
Sender Date Recipient
Solomon Gibson [+]

Sender’s Location

?

Presumably 1822 [+]

Dating based on

Brevet er ikke dateret, men de i brevet omtalte gibsafstøbninger er antagelig af græske skulpturer fra Aphaia templet på den græske ø Ægina doneret til The Royal Institution i Liverpool i 1822 formidlet af John Foster. Foster var blandt dem, der fandt og eksporterede disse græske skulpturer.

John Foster the younger [+]

Recipient’s Location

Antagelig Liverpool

Abstract

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Dear Sir
Three weeks will be as long as I can well spare the man now working on the restoration of the casts which you have presented to the Institution. To enable him to complete them in that time I ought to send others to assist him and I shall feel great pleasure in calling twice a day to direct the work. My own services will be gratuitous to the Institution but wages should be paid weekly to the workman by the keeper of the Institution. Sir, I have the honour to be yours S Gibson

General Comment

Af brevet citeres kun de dele, som vedrører/omhandler Thorvaldsen. Brevet er afskrevet med enkelte ortografiske rettelser og venligt stillet til rådighed af Eric Forster.

Archival Reference
The Liverpool Royal Institution Archive: LRI-1/3/1 (1813-1930) 51-34, University of Liverpool.
Other references

  • C.P. Darcy: The Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Lancashire, 1760-1860, 1976, p. 45 (for mere om gibsafstøbningerne i The Liverpool Royal Institutions samling).

Subjects
Plaster Casts, Other
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