The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on From Genii to Angels and Back

Cf. Dalhoff, op. cit., vol. II, p. 237. This statement should be taken with a grain of salt, as it was published posthumously—and Dalhoff was not personally present when Thorvaldsen reportedly made it. None of this, however, changes the fact that Thorvaldsen does clearly seem to have represented music-making angels in this relief.

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