The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1840


From Nysø to Copenhagen on the occasion of Frederik 6.’s funeral. However, Thorvaldsen does not attend due to a bad foot.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 31.12.1839 from Thorvaldsen to Det Kongelige Overhoffmarchalat.
  • Christian 8.’s diary dated 13.1.1840.
  • News dated 21.1.1840 in Aarhus Stiftstidende (documents, that the day of arrival was Saturday, i.e. 11.1.1840).
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 55 (claims that the arrival took place 12.1.1840).

Last updated 12.12.2018