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Not earlier than 8.8.1832 Thorvaldsen requests and receives study material on Johann Gutenberg for the execution of the Gutenberg monument, cf. A114, A115, A116.
Autumn 1833 Sketch of The Invention of the Printing Press, A118 (preparatory work for A116, executed by H.W. Bissen). Part of the Gutenberg Monument, A114.
Autumn 1833 - 28.6.1834 The Invention of the Printing Press, A116 is executed by H.W. Bissen under Thorvaldsen’s supervision. Part of the Gutenberg Monument, A114.
1836 The Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114, A115, A116 cast in bronze by Charles Crozatier (1795-1855) in Paris.
13.8.1837 - 16.8.1837 The Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114, A115, A116 is unveiled in Mainz at a four-day celebration. Thorvaldsen is not present.