The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

No. 9085 of 10243
Sender Date Recipient
John Gibson [+]

Sender’s Location


26.7.1842 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Margaret Sandbach [+]

Recipient’s Location

Antagelig Hafodunos, Llangernyw


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

26th July 1842 Innsbruck

[...] We were much delighted with the lake of Como and we turned our boat to the Villa Sommariva which contains many works of modern artists, painters and sculptors. The Triumph of Alexander in marble by Thorvaldsen is here but lost for a want of light. Sculpture loses all its form and expression when there is a want of good light. [...]

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 20566E-30.
Criticism of Thorvaldsen's Works, Positive
Bertel Thorvaldsen
Last updated 14.12.2012 Print