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  • Medal obverse: Pius 7. Medal reverse: The Laokoon-group F103 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    reverse The Laokoon group 1818 The Laokoon group after the antique sculpture Gold 42 mm diameter Inventory number F103 Works relating to this work The Laokoon group 1st cent BC marble Museo Pio Clementino Vatican Museum Inv no 1059 1064 1067 Enlarge photo Download Obverse Portrait of Pope Pius 7 Reverse The Laocoon Group Tommaso Mercandetti was a medallist and die cutter who throughout his life lived in Rome and worked for the Papal Mint This medal was made in homage to Pope Pius 7 The reverse shows a reproduction of one of the most famous of ancient sculptural groups the Laocoon Group which was discovered in 1506 and immediately exhibited in the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican The courtyard later became the centre of the Vatican Museum The sculpture was stolen by Napoleon s troops when Rome was taken at the beginning of the 19th century and it was subsequently transferred to Paris However during the papacy of Pius 7 the sculpture was returned to its old place in the museum and it is this event the medal is intended to commemorate So for that reason it bears the inscription on its reverse MONUMENTORUM VETERUM RESTITUTORI that is to

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  • The Thorvaldsen Medal obverse: Portrait of Thorvaldsen. The medal reverse: Denmark presented with Thorvaldsen's Cupid with the Lyre by Galathea F14 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    no A786 Silver 61 mm diameter Inventory number F14 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives Obverse Portrait of Thorvaldsen in profile Around his head a border representing Thorvaldsen s Alexander Frieze Reverse Symbolical presentation of the arrival in Denmark of Thorvaldsen s works The medal continues to be awarded as the highest mark of distinction conferred by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art during its anniversary celebrations on the birthday of Frederik V on the 31st of March The medal was instituted by King Christian VIII in 1837 and it was the intention that Thorvaldsen should be awarded the first in 1838 However problems arose in connection with the dies that were to be used for striking the medal and it was not until 1842 that the medal was finished This medal is in homage of Thorvaldsen who is portrayed along with one of his most famous works the long relief frieze Alexander the Great s Entry into Babylon and an expression of gratitude for Thorvaldsen s having donated his collections and the original models of his works to Denmark This is expressed on the reverse of the medal through a portrait of the woman Dania

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  • The Major Gold Medal obverse: King Frederik 5 of Denmark. The medal reverse: Justice Sent Round to three Genii F35 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Genii Gold 42 mm diameter Inventory number F35 Enlarge photo Download Obverse Portrait of King Frederik V Reverse Justice a woman holding scales guided by Minerva symbolising wisdom who is presenting the wreath of honour to the three arts sculpture architecture and painting symbolised respectively by a portrait bust a drawing and a painter s palette and brushes being held out by three children The Major Gold Medal was the greatest distinction that could be achieved while training in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art A competition was organised each year with a predetermined motif for respectively painters sculptors and architects and if an artist was awarded the Major Gold Medal he was entitled to apply for a three year scholarship for further training abroad However no more than two artists were allowed to travel abroad at the same time and although Thorvaldsen was awarded the Major Gold Medal in 1793 he was not able to embark on his great journey abroad until the autumn of 1796 This was a journey that led to his spending more than 40 years in Rome The obverse of the medal is decorated with a portrait of Frederik V because it was he

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  • Medal obverse: Portrait of Thorvaldsen. Medal reverse: The Genius of Sculpture kneels with Thorvaldsen's The Graces and Cupid held out F5 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Goetze Other names Gottlieb Götze Died before 1880 Nationality tysk Read about the artist in The Archives Medal obverse Portrait of Thorvaldsen Medal reverse The Genius of Sculpture kneels with Thorvaldsen s The Graces and Cupid held out 1828 Cupid and the Graces after Thorvaldsens sculpture Inv no A29 Bronze 44 mm diameter Inventory number F5 Enlarge photo Download Obverse Portrait of Thorvaldsen in profile Reverse The Genius of Sculpture Set in a Laurel Wreath The genius the guardian spirit of sculpture on the reverse of the medal is holding the model for Thorvaldsen s group sculpture Cupid and the Graces which can be seen in Gallery 3 in the Museum Inv No A894 and in his left hand he holds the sculptor s tools a hammer and chisel And set in a general symbol of homage the laurel wreath it is naturally an expression for the medal having been made in honour of Thorvaldsen Gottlieb Goetze spent the 1820s in Rome and was in 1827 admitted to the San Luca Academy where Thorvaldsen was professor From 1830 Goetze was a medallist in the Royal Mint in Berlin and in 1840 he retired to his native town of Suhl in

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  • Andre kunstneres skulpturer - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    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 Andre kunstneres skulpturer 1 40 of 82 in total G2 G119 G297 G7 G121 G132 G133 G122 G125 G353 G120

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  • Friederike Brun G247 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Archives Crosscuts Thorvaldsen s works worldwide The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project CC0 Luk Johann Jürgen Busch Born 1758 Died 02 12 1820 Read about the artist in The Archives Friederike Brun 1796 Plaster 60 7 cm Inventory number G247 Works relating to this work Johan Jürgen Busch Friederike Brun 1796 marble private collection Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives Busch was one of the German artists with whom Thorvaldsen had links during his first years in Rome However he never achieved great fame and is best known for his copies of ancient sculptures In 1796 he modelled a bust of Friederike Brun who spent lengthy periods in Italy Germany and Switzerland where she established contacts with a large number of the leading artists and cultural figures in Europe She was one of the first to write an extensive analysis of Thorvaldsen s oeuvre and at the country house of Sophienholm in Bagsværd she arranged literary and musical salons in the European style some of them with her daughter Ida portrait by Thorvaldsen inv no A810 at the centre The bust is deposited at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle Til top Opening

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  • Bertel Thorvaldsen G260 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    and the German sculptor Christian Daniel Rauch lived door by door in Rome for long periods during the years 1805 1819 After a visit to Carrara in 1816 Rauch modelled Thorvaldsen ad vivum i e with him sitting as a live model And the result was indeed a particularly vivid interpretation of Thorvaldsen of his inspiring glance his splendid hair and his characteristic profile Rauch often emphasised Thorvaldsen s crucial

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  • Henry Philip Hope G271 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Collections The Archives Crosscuts Thorvaldsen s works worldwide The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project Luk John Flaxman Born 1755 Died 1826 Nationality britisk Read about the artist in The Archives Henry Philip Hope Marble 54 2 cm Inventory number G271 Enlarge photo This bust represents the wealthy English art collector Thomas Hope s brother Henry Philip Hope 1774 1839 It stood on the mantelpiece in Thomas Hope s dining room in London between two antique horses heads In Greek Philip means one who is fond of horses Like his brother Henry Philip Hope was a connoisseur and collector of art mainly antiquities For his bust of Henry Philip Hope the artist John Flaxman chose the form of a herma with the head carved frontally that is to say a distinctly archaic portrait form This was a form also occasionally chosen by Thorvaldsen for instance in his Self Portrait Bust 1810 inv no A223 Thomas Hope s collection was auctioned in 1917 and the Museum acquired this bust along with Thorvaldsen s statue of Jason inv no A822 his statue of Psyche inv no A821 and four busts of members of the Hope family Til top Opening Hours Tuesday

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