The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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18.1.1840

Christian 8. commissions a statue of Christian 4., cf. A152, for Roskilde Cathedral.

Primary sources

  • Christian 8.’s diary dated 18.1.1840.
  • Letter dated 19.2.1840 from Christian 8. to Thorvaldsen (the official commission).
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 62.

Other references

  • Thiele IV, p. 109 (mentions that the commission was conveyed orally the day after the funeral of Frederik 6., 16.1.1840).
  • Carl Frederik Wilckens: Træk af Thorvaldsens Konstner- og omgangsliv, samlede til Familielæsning, Copenhagen 1874, p. 100-101.

Last updated 19.12.2018