Thorwaldsen and His Works; Containing 365 Engravings, with Explanatory Text Volume 2

Thorwaldsen and His Works; Containing 365 Engravings, with Explanatory Text Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...is thrown fastened below his breast by the strap of the sword. At his right foot lies the helmet, at the left stands a cuirass adorned with the Polish eagle. His attitude is manly and free, the head raised sidewise with a proud and intrepid look betraying the commanding warrior. When THoRWALDSI-'..' had modeled the sketch of this beautiful figure, and his student, TENERANI, had approximately shaped the model, he himself, with extraordinary exertion, completed this statue, which for more than a month occupied his time from morning to night. This work, which, according to the wish of the surviving widow was executed in marble, belongs undeniably to one of THoRWALDsEs's finest portrait-statues. He has, however, been blamed for using the Greek costume, as the Polish national garb might here have been employed to advantage. This statue was completed in marble in l830, . and sent to Cracow. But what especially makes this year an epoch in TrioRWALDSEr's artistic career, is a great number of sketches, after which he in the following years sculptured several of his most splendid works. The sketch of the Statue of C'hrz'st was one of the first, but it did not satisfy him. After several repetitions and alterations he felt at length to have found the right and. extensive composition, John the Baptist in the wilderness, all of which were for the Metropolitan Church of Copenhagen. proper motive. He made likewise several sketches of the Apostles, and of the Besides the sketches of the monuments over Copernicus and Prince Carl Philqi of Schwarzenherg were completed this year. This hero, who was born in Vienna, 1771, and died in Leipsic, 1820, was an Austrian field-marshal. He was present at the battle of Wagram. After the peace of Vienna...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954815
  • 9781236954817