Arkivet, Thorvaldsens Museum

No. 6677 af 9962
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John Gibson [+]



2.1.1836 [+]


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Edward Bulwer Lytton [+]




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[...] Mr [John] Lough has also his own peculiar notions on this subject and has been here a year or so working with great rapidity without having seen a single studio nor will he allow any artist to enter his place so that he goes on entirely alone. A gentleman here to whom he had brought a letter of introduction too, told me that he offered to make him known to Thorvaldsen, thinking that Mr L might wish to consult the first sculptor of the age on his profession. Lough said, No Sir I never invited …. to my studio – now this is so contrary to the custom at Rome – some of the artists of different nations here visit each other’s studio – consult with one another there on what they do. I never model a work without consulting Thorvaldsen and others and have always found great benefit from this practice – it is combining together to advance art – where art is a mere trade this is not the practice. [...]

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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.

The Lytton Archive, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, DE/K/C3/114.
Kunstnermiljøet i Rom · Thorvaldsen som kunstkender
Bertel Thorvaldsen
Sidst opdateret 10.02.2011 Print