The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 23.9.1806

This socially conscious comment from Thorvaldsen’s side was included in the final letter but in C.F Høyer’s somewhat rewritten version, where the statement lost the pith of Thorvaldsen’s wording.
The statement is a good example of the sculptor’s ability to make epigrams, see the related article about Thorvaldsen’s Spoken and Written Language.

Last updated 26.08.2015