The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1844


N.L. Høyen delivers his famous lecture On the Conditions for the Development of a National Art in Scandinavia in the Scandinavian Society in Copenhagen. Thorvaldsen is mentioned as a particularly Nordic artist. A song by H.P. Holst is sung in the sculptor’s honour, and he is toasted in absentia.

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Last updated 17.02.2020