The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1818

Not later than 22.4.1818

Negotiations concerning the commission for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, are initiated by Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen.

Primary sources

  • Letter from Vincenz Rüttimann to Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen, who commissioned the work, quoted in: Finn T.B. Friis: ‘Schweizerløven i Luzern og dens forhistorie’, in: Meddelelser fra Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen 1947, p. 35-36 and Th. v. Liebenau: Oberst Carl Pfyffer von Altishofen und das Löwendenkmal in Luzern. Erinnerungsblätter zur Feier des siebenzigjährigen Bestandes der Kunstgesellschaft der Stadt Luzern, Luzern 1889, p. 23.
  • Thiele II, p. 423-425.

Other references

Last updated 16.06.2014