The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 4.2.1809

The baptismal font in marble, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, did not come to Denmark until 1815. It was consecrated 2.11.1817 in Brahetrolleborg Church in Funen, for which it had been commissioned, i.e. the consecration took place exactly 13 years after the commission (in letter of 2.11.1804 from Schubart to Thorvaldsen). Regarding the consecration of the font, see letter of 13.12.1817 from Count Ditlev Reventlow. See also the related article about the Baptismal Font for a comprehensive account of the matter.

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