The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 6300 of 10185
Sender Date Recipient
Andrew Jameson [+]

Sender’s Location

Rom

Januar 1834 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Andrew Jameson [+]

Recipient’s Location

Rom

Abstract

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[...] I confess that I thought himself the most interesting object and I had more curiosity to see the master than the gallery. He was walking about the room when we entered and received us with great politeness. He is a man of about 6 feet considerably advanced in years, of a calm benevolent aspect and a fine high brow. He wore a fur cap below which streamed a quantity of lank grey hair. His appearance was altogether peculiar but perfectly unaffected. [...]

General Comment

Dette uddrag stammer fra Jamesons dagbog, som også omtaler hans besøg i Thorvaldsens værksted og antagelig også en beskrivelse af Thorvaldsens lejlighed og Thorvaldsens arbejde med portrætbusten af den britiske forfatter Walter Scott.
Uddraget er afskrevet af den skotske historiker Douglas Gourlay og venligt stillet til rådighed af J.N. St C. Jameson.

Archival Reference
The Jameson Archive, Dunbar, East Lothian.
Subjects
Characterizations of Thorvaldsen
Last updated 18.10.2011 Print