The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Thorvaldsen's Hair

Cf. Johanne Luise Heiberg, Et Liv, gjenoplevet i Erindringen [A Life, Reexperienced in Memory], Copenhagen 1944, vol. IV, p. 347: “It was part of the enthusiasm for Thorvaldsen to gather his beautiful white hair; the valet Wilckens and Baroness Stampe were especially eager. There are still many locks left. Jonas Collin cut many, when Thorvaldsen’s body was brought to Charlottenborg, and he was presumably the one who gave Mrs. Heiberg a lock for memory’s sake.”

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