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Not later than 22.8.1801

Thorvaldsen destroys the first clay model of Jason with the Golden Fleece, executed 1800-1801. The model is unknown today (however, see A52).

Primary sources

  • Georg Zoëga’s art report of 22.8.1801 to Hereditary Prince Frederik (Thanks to Karen Ascani M.A., who is in charge of the coming edition of Georg Zoëga’s letters, for this important reference).
  • Thiele I, p. 172 (writes that the destruction did not take place until the spring of 1802, but according to Zoëga’ letter, this cannot be true).

Other references

Last updated 16.06.2014