The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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End of 1839

Makes a draft for his coat of arms, which depicts the God Thor with his hammer, C559b, to be hung in Frederiksborg Castle. The device is Freedom and Love for the Fatherland. Cf. N152 and E2286.

Primary sources

  • Thiele IV, p. 104-105.
  • Carl Frederik Wilckens: Træk af Thorvaldsens Konstner- og omgangsliv, samlede til Familielæsning, Copenhagen 1874, p. 66-67 (Oehlenschläger suggested adding the word Freedom to the device).

Last updated 16.06.2014