The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

No. 8312 of 10246
Sender Date Recipient
George Scharf [+]

Sender’s Location


25.1.1840 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af dagbogen.


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Jan 25th 1840 [...] visited the studio of Thorwaldsen by far the greatest modern sculptor (poetic) I have ever seen – his works are grand and possess the advantage of perfect study of the antiques, his group for a pediment of St John preaching is magnificent and his colossal Christ and Apostles for Copenhagen beyond my powers of expression, also his frieze of the triumph of Alexander much delighted me. [...]

General Comment

Af dagbogen 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
Department of Manuscripts, British Library, Add 36488 A, f. 130.
Criticism of Thorvaldsen's Works, Positive · Thorvaldsen's Workshops
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