The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1819

Completed April 1819

Completes the original model of Cupid and the Graces, A29.

Primary sources

  • Peder Brønnum Scavenius’ diary dated 31.3.1819 (Thorvaldsen is in the process of modelling), 13.4.1819 and 16.4.1819.
  • Letter dated 1.5.1819 from Rud Bay.
  • Letter dated 28.5.1819 from P.O. Brøndsted.
  • Thiele II, p. 425-426.
  • Work begun 1817.

Other references

  • Mario Krohn: ‘Thorvaldsens Gratier og Amor med Lyren’, in: Kunstmuseets Aarsskrift II, Copenhagen 1915, p. 63-82 (here the sculpture is incorrectly dated 1818).

Last updated 27.03.2017