The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 20.5.1829

In connection with C.F. Hansen’s renovation, a number of sculptures were provided with new, rotating pedestals.

See rotating pedestals in the paintings: Read about rotating pedestals in the article:
  • Christian M. Geyer: ‘Bewegliche Sockel für antike Statuen und deren Abgüsse’, in: Charlotte Schreiter (Hg.): Gipsabgüsse und antike Skulpturen, Berlin 2012, pp. 95-114.
  • Nicholas Penny: “The Evolution of the Plinth, Pedestal, and Socle”, in: Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt (eds.) Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe, Washington  2008, pp. 461-481.
  • Kristina Herrmann Fiore: “Sulle virtù dinamiche di statue e colossi del Canova.”, in: Elisa Debenedetti (ed.): Sculture romane del Settecento, II. La professione dello scultore, vol. 18, Rome, 2002, pp. 269–286.

Last updated 05.12.2017