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The pediment group for the facade of the cathedral of Copenhagen, John the Baptist Preaching, A59-A70, is unveiled. Installed by H.E. Freund.

Primary sources

  • Notice dated 26.10.1838 in Aarhus Stiftstidende (Thorvaldsen worked on the scaffold 23.10.1838).
  • Notice dated 19.11.1838 in Berlingske Tidende (the group is unveiled).
  • Frederik Barfod: Thorvaldsensk Album, København 1844, p. 258-259 (the installation was begun at 1.10.1838).
  • Thiele IV, p. 45.

Other references

Last updated 07.05.2017