The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 21.2.1807

Hansen’s suggestion to save money by not choosing marble was most likely the reason why Thorvaldsen never executed the two statues, see more about this in the Commission for the Copenhagen Town Hall and Courthouse.
Thorvaldsen’s use of the expression ordinary marble refers to different qualities of marble. The finest marble from Carrara was as white and immaculate as possible. Other less fine qualities of marble must have been available on the market. See more about this in Thorvaldsen’s Workshop Practice.

Last updated 14.09.2015