The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 2265 of 10219
Sender Date Recipient
Clemens Metternich [+]

Sender’s Location

Perugia

17.6.1819 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af Sass, op. cit.

Eleonore von Kaunitz [+]

Recipient’s Location

Wien

Abstract

Thorvaldsen has modelled Metternich’s bust, cf. A234. The artist will pass through Vienna before long, carrying a letter to his wife, who is going to like him because he is both modest and talented.

[...]

Thorvaldsen a fait mon Buste. Il sera parfait. Cet artiste va aller vous voir incessament; il passera quinze jours à Vienne en se rendant à Varsovie, où il est chargé d’ériger un monument pour Poniatowski. Je lui ai donné une letter pour vous; vous en serez très-contente, car il est aussi modeste qu’habile. Cet qualities vont toujours des pairs.

[...]

General Comment

Af brevet citeres kun de dele, der har med Thorvaldsen at gøre. Teksten citeres fra Sass, op. cit.

Thiele
Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.
Other references

  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, København 1963-65, vol. I, p. 516.

Subjects
Characterizations of Thorvaldsen · Portrait Busts, Contemporary Persons · Journey to Denmark, July-October 1819 · Equestrian Statue of Józef Poniatowski · Thorvaldsen as a portrait artist · Thorvaldsen's Modesty
Persons
Bertel Thorvaldsen
Works
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