The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on The country bumpkin and the donkey-rider in the service of art and freedom

For examples of this, see Ernst Jonas Bencard’s notes on Johanna Steinheim’s account of Thorvaldsen insisting on shaking hands with everyone, regardless of rank or position, in her letter to Raphael Hanno dated October 29, 1842, along with Frederikke Wallick’s October 1842 description of the same behavior.

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