John Gibson

Sender’s Location



Margaret Sandbach

Recipient’s Location

Antagelig Hafodunos, Llangernyw

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.


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7th May 1842 Rome

[...] Thorvaldsen has rebelled against his BaronessI, thrown away the carpets, you never saw such disorder, some ladies whom I presented to him yesterday were surprised at his dirty appearance, he has declared that he will not go back with her to Copenhagen. This conduct altogether threw her ill, she would not see anyone for days, but now she goes about with him as before and he told me he will go and come back to Rome. The fact is that he is an old fool. He has modelled two apostles (Thaddaeus and Andrew) since his returnII, large as those you saw and works every day with great vigour. [...]

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-28.




A108 Andreas, 01.03.1842, inv.nr. A108
A105 Judas Thaddæus, 10.04.1842, inv.nr. A105


  1. Den danske baronesse Christine Stampe.

  2. Apostlene Judas Thaddæus, jf. A105 og Andreas, jf. A108 til Vor Frue Kirke i København, se mere i referenceartiklen om bestillingen til Vor Frue Kirke.

Last updated 04.03.2011