The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 12.2.1827

Thorvaldsen had suggested to C.F. Hansen that sibyls and prophets of the Old Testament should replace the planned figures of the four evangelists at the portal of the church.
There exist two models for the sybils, the Erythraean Sybil, ca. 1820, A57, and the Cumaean Sybil, ca. 1820, A58, but the idea was not realized. Instead, it was H.W. Bissen’s, Moses, 1853, and J.A. Jerichau’s David, 1852-1858, placed to the right and to the left of the portal, respectively.

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