The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 2819 of 10207
Sender Date Recipient
Giovanni Battista Sommariva [+]

Sender’s Location

Milano

24.5.1821 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af bogen, hvori brevet er trykt.

Luigi Sommariva [+]

Recipient’s Location

Paris

Abstract

Sommariva writes that Christian (8.) Frederik and Caroline Amalie are going to present him with marble copies of their portrait busts, of which Thorvaldsen has already made very lifelike models, cf. A753 and A754.

[...] A proposito, anche i suddetti ospiti mi fecero sentire di avere incaricato il celebre Thorvaldsen di fare in marmo i loro busti, che ci destinano in regalo, avendo esso già fatto i modelli somigliantissimi. [...]

General Comment

Teksten er et uddrag af et længere brev publiceret i Lettere del Conte Gio. Battista Sommariva a suo figlio Luigi, dall’anno 1809, fino all’anno 1825, Paris 1842, p. 108-111 (Thorvaldsen-omtale p. 128). Her medtages kun den del, der har relevans for Thorvaldsen.

Thiele
Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.
Other references

Subjects
Commission for the Danish Royal Family · Portrait Busts, Contemporary Persons · Thorvaldsen as a portrait artist
Persons
Caroline Amalie · Christian 8. · Bertel Thorvaldsen
Works
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