The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 8.11.1822

It is not known which of Koop’s paintings Thorvaldsen has seen. It may have been Koop’s oil sketch for the painting Vola Appears before Thor, which was Koop’s contribution to a competition arranged in Copenhagen in 1821 in order to promote the themes of Norse mythology. Koop won second prize for his sketch, cf. H. R. Baumann: Hermann Ernst Freunds Levned ved Victor Freund, Copenhagen 1883, p. 82. The painting was executed in large format in 1823 and today is found in Akademiraadet. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, inv.nr. KS 104.

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