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2.3.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik proposes other work for Hermann Ernst Freund as compensation for the lost commission for the Apostles. Thorvaldsen promises to set to work at once on Christ, cf. A82, and the twelve Apostles for the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, cf. A86, A87, A89, A91, A93, A96, A98, A99, A101, A103, A105, A108.
Not earlier than 19.3.1821 Matthew, A88, preparatory work for A87.
End of 1821 Matthew, A87, is modelled by Luigi Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A88.
Not earlier than April 1828 - not later than December 1828 Plaster casts of Christ, cf. A82, and the twelve apostles, cf. Peter, A86, Matthew, A87, John, A89, James the Younger, A91, Philip, A93, Thomas, A96, James the Elder, A98, Bartholomew, A99, Simon the Zealot, A101, Paul, A103, Judas Thaddaeus, A105 and Andrew, A108, are placed in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen.
It turns out that the statues of the apostles are too big for the intended niches.
Presumably 1831 - 1832 Dissatisfied with not having received a commission for the 12 apostles for the Church of Our Lady in marble, Thorvaldsen decides to let them carve at his own expense, cf. A86, A87, A89, A91, A93, A96, A98, A99, A101, A103, A105, A108.