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Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)

"Bertel Thorvaldsen (Danish: [pæɐ̯tl̩ ˈtˢɒːvælˀsn̩]; 19 November 1770 – 24 March 1844) was a Danish sculptor of international fame and medallist, who spent most of his life (1797–1838) in Italy. Thorvaldsen was born in Copenhagen into a Danish/Icelandic family of humble means, and was accepted to the Royal Danish Academy of Art when he was eleven years old. Working part-time with his father, who was a wood carver, Thorvaldsen won many honors and medals at the academy. He was awarded a stipend to travel to Rome and continue his education.

In Rome, Thorvaldsen made a name for himself as a sculptor. Maintaining a large workshop in the city, he worked in a heroic neo-classicist style. His patrons resided all over Europe." - (en.wikipedia.org 22.10.2019)

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Relief vom Gutenberg-DenkmalPorträtbüste Ludwig I., König von Bayern, 1821
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[Relation to person or institution] Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Drawn / [Relation to person or institution] Ludwig Lindenschmit the Elder (1809-1893)
[Relation to person or institution] Johannes Gutenberg (1400-1468)
[Relation to person or institution] Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786-1868)

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