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The floor in one of Thorvaldsen’s studios in Rome collapses. The original model of Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, cf. A45, is smashed, and marble versions of Shepherd Boy, cf. A177 and Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, are damaged.

Primary sources

Other references

  • Thiele III, p. 88-91.
  • Frederik Barfod: Thorvaldsensk Album, København 1844, p. 53.

Last updated 02.02.2018