The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Thorvaldsen's Hair

This reference in Corsaren may refer, for example to the fact that on 25.3.1844, the day after Thorvaldsen’s death, the newspaper Fædrelandet appeared with a black mourning border around the entire front page, and the headline: “Thorvaldsen is dead! The high priest of beauty is no more!” This line is repeated in boldface twice more on the front page, as the refrain in an elegy. In the end it is replaced with this variant: “Thorvaldsen is dead! But he lives on in his works and in his people!”
See also the related article Worshipping Thorvaldsen.

Last updated 29.11.2015