The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Winter 1818 - 1819

François Gabriel de Bray commissions his bust, cf. A300, and the plaster cast A721, together with Night, cf. A369 and Day, cf. A370,

Primary sources

  • Franziska Caspers’ diary dated 8.1.1819: “Ich ass zu Mittag bei der Gräfin Bray in Gesellschaft von Thorwaldsen, Henriette Herz un des Grafen Antonelli [...] ” (reproduced in Sass, op. cit.), cf. chronology dated 8.1.1819.
  • Dinner invitation probably dated 5.1.1819 from Katherine Sophie de Bray to Thorvaldsen.
  • Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts dated 17.7.1819-28.7.1821.
  • Letter from François Gabriel de Bray to Thorvaldsen dated18.8.1823.

Other references

  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, vol. I, pp. 490-494.

Last updated 19.12.2018