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Autumn 1805

Caroline von Humboldt, marble bust, Schloss Tegel, Berlin until 1945, now at the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 30.8.1805 from Landini to Thorvaldsen (the carving in marble is slightly postponed).
  • Letter dated 7.9.1805 from Stanley to Thorvaldsen (the carving in marble has begun).
  • Letter dated 18.9.1810 from Rauch to Thorvaldsen (the bust has been paid for).
  • Thiele II, p. 40.

Other references

  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portr√¶tbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, Vol. I, p. 115-116.

Last updated 01.06.2018