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The city of Mainz gives a dinner in Thorvaldsen’s honour at the city hall. Receives the freedom of the city (diploma, N35). Gala performance at the Stadttheater. Cheered from the balcony of the theatre by a large crowd in Gutenbergplatz. Both the square and the Gutenberg-statue are lit by torches. Songs and poems are performed.

Primary sources

  • Newspaper article dated 7.7.1841 in Altonaer Mercur, No. 157.
  • Playbill of 1.7.1841 from the Stadttheater Mainz.
  • Thiele IV, p. 161 (Thiele gives the date 1.7.1841, quoting the above).
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 129 (gives no precise date).

Other references

Last updated 17.02.2020