The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

No. 2911 of 10246
Sender Date Recipient
John Gibson [+]

Sender’s Location


27.10.1821 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Rose Lawrence [+]

Recipient’s Location

Antagelig Liverpool


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27th September 1821 Roma

[...] The group which the Marquis Canova is doing for the King has several spots on it, this is the third time which he has done it. The first and second he actually threw on one side being very much marked. Thorvaldsen’s Venus for the Duke of Devonshire is very badly spotted, he never changes a figure on account of spots in the marble. [...]

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
Ukendt arkivplacering, men en afskrift af brevet findes hos Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Register of Archives (1986) @A7.
Marble Carving · Spotless Marble
Antonio Canova · William Cavendish · Bertel Thorvaldsen
Last updated 27.03.2012 Print