The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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The relief frieze The Life of Christ is commissioned in plaster by Crown Prince Ludwig 1. of Bavaria. The relief frieze, which was later commissioned in marble, is unknown today. The drawings C190, C191r, C191v, C193 and C194 may be drafts of the frieze.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 14.1.1817 from Leo von Klenze to Thorvaldsen.
  • Letter dated 13.6.1818 from Jørgen Koch to Jonas Collin.

Other references

Last updated 16.06.2014