The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1836


Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday is celebrated by the Society of Danish Romans at Christianshavns Borgerdydsskole without the sculptor’s presence. Prologue by Jørgen Jørgensen, a song by H.C. Andersen and another one about Rome and Thorvaldsen by Henrik Hertz are sung.

Primary sources

  • Song dated 8.3.1836 from Henrik Hertz to Thorvaldsen.
  • Song dated 8.3.1836 by H.C. Andersen.
  • The Danish Romans’ songbook dated 1839, in which Jørgensen’s prologue is reproduced.
  • Report dated middle of June 1844.

Other references

Last updated 02.01.2019