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Attends a “musical celebration” at 1 o’clock p.m., arranged by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, followed by dinner at the Hôtel de Saxe in Leipzig.

Primary sources

  • Autograph dated 22.6.1841 from Thorvaldsen to NN (proves that Thorvaldsen was in Leipzig that day).
  • Dedication dated 22.6.1841 from Wilhelm Crusius to Thorvaldsen (proves that Thorvaldsen was in Leipzig that day).
  • Poem dated 22.6.1841 by Wilhelm Gerhard.
  • Notice dated 9.7.1841 in Bornholms Avertissements-Tidende.
  • Notice dated 27.7.1841 in Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände / Kunstblatt, (documents the date and the hotel).
  • Hans Schulz & Adolf Weigel: Thorwaldsen in Dresden und Leipzig 1841, Leipzig 1916, p. 10, note 1 (mentions the name of the hotel).
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 125.
  • Thiele IV, p. 160 (mentions the name of the hotel).

Other references

Last updated 26.11.2018