The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Not earlier than April 1800 - not later than October 1800

Begins the first clay model of Jason with the Golden Fleece, cf. A52.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 4.4.1800 from Thorvaldsen to Abildgaard.
  • Letter dated 24.10.1800 from Thorvaldsen to the Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Thiele I, p. 158-159, writes that the model is begun in October 1800, but besides the above-mentioned letter dated 24.10.1800, in which the model is said to be in progress, the basis of this very precise statement is not known.

Other references

Last updated 16.06.2014