Stylish and attractive antique chromo lithograph depicting 4 famous works by the Danish artist Bertel Thorwaldsen.
Size: 9 ¾ x 6 ½ inces. Good condition. It loos very attractive when matted and famed and makes a unique gift.
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770 – 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.
Antique Chromolithograph with Works by Thorwaldsen 1898