The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 1486 of 10046
Sender Date Recipient
Edward Pellew [+]

Sender’s Location

Uvist.

31.5.1816 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Recipient’s Location

Rom

Information on recipient

Ingen udskrift.

Abstract

Pellew requests that his portrait bust in marble, cf. Edward Pellew, A260, be sent immediately to Civitavecchia, from where it will be possible to send it to England.

See Original

Lord Exmouth begs M.r Torveohson will pack up his Bust for Lady William (if ready) immediately he receives this Letter and send it down to Cevitta Vecchia to the care of M.r Dennis the English Consul for conveyance to England. – The Abundance Storeship will remain some time at Cevitta Vecchia to receive some Statuary and some other things for the Prince Regent by which Conveyance the Bust may be sent to England.

31 May 1816

General Comment

Formentlig er brevskriveren Edward Pellew, der var admiral og Viscount af Exmouth. Der kan dog lige så vel være tale om en mellemmand, jf. også Sass, op. cit.


Den omtalte marmorbuste af Edward Pellew, jf. originalmodel A260, findes i to marmorudgaver på Canonteign, Devon. Den ene er meget veludført og signeret med Thorvaldsens monogram på bagsiden (se evt. eksempel på Thorvaldsens monogram i oversigten over Thorvaldsens værker). Det andet marmoreksemplar er usigneret og lidt ringere udført, jf. Sass, op. cit. p. 216-217.

Archival Reference
m4 1816, nr. 18
Thiele
Thiele II, p. 298, anfører, at busten blev bestilt i sommeren 1816. Enten er der tale om en fejl, eller også gælder det den anden udgave af busten, jf. den generelle kommentar.
Other references

  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, København 1963-65, vol. I, p. 212-218.

Subjects
Portrait Busts, Contemporary Persons · Thorvaldsen's Works, Transportation · Thorvaldsen's Works, not at Thorvaldsens Museum
Persons
Mary Bentinck
Works
Last updated 19.08.2014 Print