The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 4.5.1829

In 1820, Horneman wrote an entry in Thorvaldsen’s album from which it appears that the two had just met. He wrote: “After I had wished so for a long time, I was at last granted the pleasure of making your acquaintance.“ However, in this letter it seems as if they knew each other when they were young at the Academy of Fine Arts “about 40 years ago”. They may have met before Horneman went abroad in 1788, cf. Horneman’s biography, but only got to know each other well during Thorvaldsen’s sojourn in Denmark “1819-20”:/kronologi/vis/896.

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