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  • The Oath of the French Soldiers at Montenesino (Monte Legino) E779 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    the French Soldiers at Montenesino Monte Legino 1797 After Jean Baptiste Joseph Wicar s etching Etching 380 375 x 677 679 mm Inventory number E779 Works relating to this work Jean Baptiste Joseph Wicar The Oath of the French Soldiars at Montenesino 1796 drawing Musée de l Armée Paris Enlarge photo Download War and conflicts are commonly portrayed in visual art as battle scenes Joseph Anton Koch s etching based on an etching by Jean Baptiste Joseph Wicar 1762 1834 on the other hand depicts the taking of an oath On 11 April 1796 the French fought the combined forces of Piedmont and Austria in the battle of Monte Legino A catastrophic hesitation on the part of the French forces was overcome when the officer in charge Antoine Guillaume Rampon 1759 1842 seen holding the banner in the etching demanded that all should swear an oath This was the oath seen in the text on the banner The Republic of France Victory or Death They won This etching contains a moral when large numbers are gathered to achieve the same purpose victory is possible even over superior forces The motif agrees with Kock s conviction he was a representative of

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  • The Nuptial Feast of Cupid and Psyche E828 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    The Archives The Nuptial Feast of Cupid and Psyche After John Gibson s relief Engraving Inscription in pencil 283 x 970 mm Inventory number E828 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives John Gibson 1790 1866 was to the British what Thorvaldsen was to the Danes He was the most important British sculptor of the time and like Thorvaldsen he lived in Rome from his early productive years Gibson told how the artists in Rome s international art milieu would visit each other in their studios And how on these occasions they would provide each other with constructive criticism of work in progress He never modelled a work without consulting Thorvaldsen and other artists and he always derived great benefit from this habit Gibson greatly admired his teachers first Antonio Canova 1757 1822 and then Thorvaldsen Like his teachers Gibson was also inspired by ancient Greek art This has made its mark on the way in which he portrays the human body also in the relief The Nupital Feast of Cupid and Psyche which Domenico Marchetti took as the model for his copperplate engraving Also among Thorvaldsen s Danish pupils the question of what was referred to as

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  • The Last Supper E845 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Works relating to this work Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper 1495 98 fresco Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie Milan Italy Enlarge photo Download During the feast of the Passover Jesus said one of you shall betray me Matthew 26 21 Leonardo da Vinci s 1452 1519 The Last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan shows Jesus sitting in the middle with six disciples on either side With their body language hand movements and facial expressions all twelve express their reaction to what has just been said Judas who was soon to betray Jesus is seen as number three on the left of Jesus Leaning across the table he is clutching his purse and in horror he has overturned the saltcellar on the table From left to right we see Bartholomew standing at the end of the table Then come James the Less Andrew Peter Judas and John Jesus is at the centre After this we have Thomas James the Elder Philip Matthew Judas Thaddeus and finally Simon sitting at the end of the table In a letter to Thorvaldsen dated 10 7 1811 the Danish painter C G Kratzenstein Stub 1783 1816 wrote about the poor

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  • Lady Emma Hamilton as Thalia E872 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    in The Archives Lady Emma Hamilton as Thalia 1797 After painting by Angelica Kauffman Engraving 440 x 320 mm Inventory number E872 Works relating to this work Angelica Kauffman Lady Hamilton as Thalia 1791 oil on canvas Private collection Enlarge photo Download As though for a brief moment Lady Emma Hamilton 1761 1803 removes the comedian s mask from her face to reveal who she is Her biographer Walter Sichel describes how she was painted modelled and interpreted in virtually every conceivable material Her husband was the British diplomat in Naples Sir William Hamilton 1770 1803 In their home in the Palazzo Sessa he had furnished a room in which she appeared in a range of different roles In this print based on Angelica Kauffman s painting from 1791 Lady Hamilton is seen in the part of the muse of comedy Thalia Lady Hamilton s repertoire covered a wide range of roles everything from the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra 69 30 BC to the Greek mythological goddess Hebe and the personification of Nature In point of fact it was Sir William s famous collection of ancient artefacts that attracted visitors Artists from near and far were frequent visitors to the palace

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  • Monument to Clement 13. E873 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Stefano Tofanelli s drawing after Antonio Canova s monument Engraving 750 x 477 mm Inventory number E873 Works relating to this work Antonio Canova Monument to Clement 13 1792 marble Saint Peter s Rome Enlarge photo Download Religion is represented by the female figure holding the cross in Canova s papal monument reproduced in this print Religion is of central importance in a papal context And Religion also attracts a great deal of attention in the monument the figure is relatively large she is placed well to the front of the deep monument and she is even taking a step forward In addition however Religion is distinctive by virtue of the tall slender cross and Canova s solution to the problem of how to create a halo on a figure standing alone So it is easy to recognise Canova s Religion in Thorvaldsen s drawing inv no C219r from 1820 And the interest thus shown by Thorvaldsen for this element in Canova s monument derives partly from the fact that the architect of Christiansborg Palace Chapel C F Hansen 1756 1845 had asked Thorvaldsen to model a figure for the Palace Chapel a figure that was similarly to represent religion

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  • Un sacrilego salito sulla scala. (A Blasphemer Breaks his Leg while Climbing Over the Walls for the Vatican 6 July 1809) E937 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    italiensk Read about the artist in The Archives Un sacrilego salito sulla scala A Blasphemer Breaks his Leg while Climbing Over the Walls for the Vatican 6 July 1809 Etching 287 x 235 mm Inventory number E937 Enlarge photo Download Equipped with ropes ladders axes and a bribed former papal servant to show the way General Étienne Radet 1762 1825 and his men took the Vatican during the night of the 5th July 1809 They were acting on the orders of Napoleon I 1769 1821 with the aim of arresting Cardinal Bartolommeo Pacca 1756 1844 but they also kidnapped Pope Pius VII 1740 1823 The man in the middle of the print who has broken his leg has probably fallen When Radet and his men forced the walls of the Vatican some of their ladders collapsed making a loud noise Thus the surprise element in the action was completely ruined And so neither was the Pope literally caught in bed He was nevertheless arrested though in the more dignified surroundings of his state apartment The motif is typical of Bartolomeo Pinelli He was fond of portraying both important and unimportant everyday scenes in Rome And here he has been able

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  • Medaljesamlingen - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    worldwide The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project All collections Thorvaldsen s sculptures Collection of paintings Thorvaldsen s drawings Drawings by other artists Graphic works by other artists Collection of medals Sculptures by other artists Ancient artefacts Ancient gems Ancient coins Cast Collection Thorvaldseniana Deposits The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Sort by Artist Title Inv no or clear Medaljesamlingen 1 40 of 147 in total 1 2 3 4

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  • Medal obverse: Portrait of Thorvaldsen. Medal reverse: A Genio Lumen (The Genius of Art and Light) F1 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Thorvaldsen Medal reverse A Genio Lumen The Genius of Art and Light 1817 A Genio Lumen after Thorvaldsen s relief inv nr A517 Silver 38 mm diameter Inventory number F1 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives Obverse Portrait of Thorvaldsen in profile with the inscription A Thorvaldsen Danus Sculptor To the Danish Sculptor Thorvaldsen Reverse A Genio Lumen Thorvaldsen s relief Art and the Lightbringing Genius Henri François Brandt was a Swiss sculptor who spent the years 1813 1817 in Rome The inscription beneath Thorvaldsen s portrait BRANDT NOVIC F 1817 means that Brandt from Novic astris i e Neuchâtel made f ecit the medal in 1817 That year Brandt was appointed principal medallist at the Royal Mint in Berlin and in June he left Rome where the medal was made In Rome Brandt was a member of the circle around Thorvaldsen who made a portrait bust of Brandt Inv No A241 on show in Gallery 12 in the Museum Thorvaldsen s relief A Genio Lumen which is reproduced on the medal was first made in 1808 and it is presumably the piece that ensured his membership of the San Luca Academy in Rome This relief Inv

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