Arkivet, Thorvaldsens Museum

 
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Afsender Dato Modtager
John Gibson [+]

Afsendersted

Rom

2.1.1836 [+]

Dateringsbegrundelse

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Edward Bulwer Lytton [+]

Modtagersted

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Resumé

Gibson undrer sig over, at John Lough hverken besøger andre billedhuggeres værksteder eller modtager besøg i sit eget. End ikke et tilbud om at møde “tidsalderens fremmeste billedhugger”, Thorvaldsen, har han takket ja til. Gibson modellerer aldrig et værk uden at konsultere Thorvaldsen m.fl. og profiterer meget af det.

[...] 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. [...]

Generel kommentar

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.

Arkivplacering
The Lytton Archive, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, DE/K/C3/114.
Emneord
Anbefaling eller introduktionsskrivelse, øvrige · Kunstnermiljøet i Rom · Thorvaldsen som mentor for andre kunstnere · Thorvaldsens værksteder, besøg i
Personer
Bertel Thorvaldsen
Sidst opdateret 03.08.2018 Print