The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 21.2.1807

For the pediment Hansen had asked for “an appropriate allegorical bas-relief”, cf. 31.12.1806. The pediment is empty today, but Thorvaldsen did make the sketch Jupiter, Minerva and Nemesis, which in 1822 probably became A316. Instead, this sketch was used for the pediment on the façade of Christiansborg, see more about this in the Commission for Christiansborg Palace and the Commission for the Copenhagen Town Hall and Courthouse.

Last updated 14.09.2015