The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 29.4.1823

Freund hoped in vain that these models would be commissioned in large size for the niches by the front stairs of Christiansborg Palace. He had been promised commissions for several works for the palace as replacement for the apostles, already begun, for the Church of Our Lady that had been assigned to Thorvaldsen. In the end he only executed his Ragnarok Frieze (1826-1840), completed after Freund’s death by H.W. Bissen in 1841, and one apostle (Luke, cf. note above), which C.F. Hansen neglected to place in the Palace Chapel. See the related article on the Commission for the Church of Our Lady for more about this.

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