The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Jason and the Hope Commission

Louis Bobé writes in Frederikke Brun, op. cit., p. 184, that Keller “pointed” Jason, i.e., carved the statue into its basic form; but this should simply be understood as meaning that Keller worked on this task together with Finelli, but soon thereafter, as mentioned previously, had to withdraw. For more on Thorvaldsen’s studio practice, see the separate Related Article on the subject.

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