The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 6.6.1807

In other words, Thorvaldsen had not finished modelling the other three sides of the Baptismal Font at this time even though the front had already been carved in marble.
In his letter of 30.1.1807, he had written to Schubart that he was going to decorate the other sides of the Baptismal Font. The result was Mary with Jesus and John, cf. A555,2, Three Hovering Angels, cf. A555,3, and Christ Blessing the Children, cf. A555,4.
This passage documents that the other three reliefs and the original plaster cast of the whole Baptismal Font were not made until after this time.
See more about the process in the Baptismal Font for Brahetrolleborg Church.

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