The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

No. 8336 of 10225
Sender Date Recipient
John Gibson [+]

Sender’s Location


25.2.1840 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Margaret Sandbach [+]

Recipient’s Location

Antagelig Hafodunos, Llangernyw


Fragments of a letter which must have been written over several days because it first says that Frances Mackenzie is dying – and then that she died the day before. Mackenzies is referred to in extremely positive terms.

25th February 1840

[...] I am very sorry to say that the Honourable Miss Mackenzie is not expected to live. She is the most amiable generous person you can imagine and she has lived here the best part of twenty years. She was to have been married to Thorvaldsen. That is many years ago [...] Our friend Miss Mackenzie died yesterday, she was very talented and ever generous, it is only a few days ago we were at her party. These deaths make one feel very gloomy. [...]

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
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, MS 20566E-12.
Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.
Artistic Environment in Rome · Social Life in Italy · Thorvaldsen's Women
Frances Mackenzie · Bertel Thorvaldsen
Last updated 01.08.2016 Print