The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1807

Not earlier than June 1807 - not later than 1808

Baptismal Font, A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 2.11.1804 from Herman Schubart to Thorvaldsen (the work is commissioned).
  • Letter dated 16.9.1805 from Herman Schubart to Thorvaldsen (the front is finished).
  • Letter dated 30.1.1807 from Thorvaldsen to Schubart (considers the subjects for the three other sides besides the front of Baptismal Font).
  • Letter dated 6.6.1807 from Thorvaldsen to Schubart (will start modelling the three other sides).
  • Letter dated 22.10.1808 from Thorvaldsen to Countess Charlotte Schimmelmann (the carving of the work is finished).

Other references

  • Thiele I, p. 255-260.
  • Thiele II, p. 13.

Last updated 12.12.2018