The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 18.6.1806

Thorvaldsen’s statue of Hebe, A37, in the first version of the figure with half-covered torso.
The figure, however, had not been completed when the letter was written. Hebe had only just been commissioned by the Danish naval officer Johan Christian August Bielke, see contract of 26.5.1806.

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