The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Antagelig 1828

I.e. Koop’s painting Moses Striking Water from the Rock from 1826, which Koop sent to Denmark in a failed attempt to have it accepted as a membership piece at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Today the work is in the National Gallery of Denmark, inv.nr. KMS122.
See the poet Carsten Hauch’s letter to Thorvaldsen dated 12.4.1828, in which the evaluation of Koop’s painting is mentioned, and in which Hauch writes that he has requested Jonas Collin to obtain a declaration from Thorvaldsen regarding Koop’s merits. It might well be this warm recommendation of Koop that was the result of this request.

Last updated 27.02.2017