The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

No. 6967 of 10246
Sender Date Recipient
Benjamin Gibson [+]

Sender’s Location


14.12.1836 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

John Crouchley [+]

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The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

14th December 1836 Roma

[...] I intended to write you an epistle on the flat style in bassorilievo and altorilievo but for want of room I must defer it since I have said in my letter to Mr Anstall that I can now obtain a complete victory whether I can convince you or not as I can now place my hands on examples of the finest specimens of antique altorilievo executed that manner, so far I will say this that the monument of Mr Hammerton was modelled under the eyes of the Cavaliere Thorvaldsen and the first artist in Europe. [...]

General Comment

Af brevet citeres kun de dele, som vedrører/omhandler Thorvaldsen. Brevet er afskrevet med enkelte ortografiske rettelser og venligt stillet til rådighed af Eric Forster.

Archival Reference
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, MS 4914D-40.
Artistic Environment in Rome · Thorvaldsen as Mentor for Other Artists
Bertel Thorvaldsen
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