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Herman Schubart’s birthday is celebrated in Thorvaldsen’s apartment in Rome, but without Schubart’s presence. The party is arranged by J.L. Lund.

Primary sources

  • Letter probably dated 16.1.1808 from J.L. Lund to Carl Anton Graff, quoted in Andreas Andresen: “Deutscher Künstler-Nekrolog 1867, XI. Johann Ludwig Lund”, in: Archiv für die zeichnenden Künste, 13. Jahrgang, Leipzig 1867, p. 346 (mentons, that the party was held at Thorvaldsen’s).
  • Letter dated 18.1.1808 from Schubart to Thorvaldsen.
  • Songs and sonnets for the occasion preserved among J.L. Lund’s papers, Manuscript Department, the Royal Library, NKS 2055f I, 4º.

Last updated 30.03.2019