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The city council of Stuttgart gives a party in Thorvaldsen’s honour at the resort of Silberburg. He receives the freedom of the city, cf. N37. A song for the sculptor is sung.
He is escorted back to his hotel by a torchlight procession.

Primary sources

  • Diploma dated 9.7.1841 from the Stadtrat (city council) Stuttgart to Thorvaldsen.
  • Letter dated 9.7.1841 from the Stadtrat Stuttgart to Thorvaldsen.
  • Song dated 9.7.1841 from Stuttgarter Liederkranz.
  • Report dated 31.8.1841 in Kunst-Blatt gebildete Stände.
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 131.

Other references

Last updated 17.02.2020