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Thorvaldsen’s studio in the garden of Nysø – “Wayland’s smithy” – is inaugurated in the presence of Oehlenschläger, Grundtvig, Hans Puggaard and many others.

Primary sources

  • Poem dated 24.7.1839 from Grundtvig to Thorvaldsen.
  • Article and poem after 24.7.1839 by Grundtvig.
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 27 & 34.

Other references

  • Thiele IV, p. 71 (also mentions that Thorvaldsen’s friend from his youth Peder Pavels was invited to the inauguration. Thiele’s dating of the inauguration is more doubtful; he thinks that it took place immediately after Thorvaldsen’s arrival at Nysø).
  • Related Article: Nysø

Last updated 28.12.2018