The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1833

Begun summer 1833 - completed 28.6.1834

The monument Johann Gutenberg, A114, is executed by H.W. Bissen under Thorvaldsen’s supervision.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 4.9.1833 from the Gutenberg Commission to Thorvaldsen.
  • Letter dated 28.6.1834 from Thorvaldsen to the Gutenberg Commission.
  • Letter dated 29.9.1833 og 28.6.1834 from H.W. Bissen to J.M. Thiele. Manuscript Department, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, NKS 1540 2°. (See: Haavard Rostrup, Billedhuggeren H.W. Bissen 1798-1868, Copenhagen 1945, Part 1, p. 129-133).
  • Letters of 27.7.1833 and 6.6.1834 from D.C. Blunck to J.L. Lund. Manuscript Department, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, NBD. (See: Haarvard Rostrup, Billedhuggeren H.W. Bissen 1798-1868 Copenhagen 1945, Part 1, p. 133-135).
  • Thiele III, p. 505-510.

Last updated 16.06.2014