Bertel Thorvaldsen - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Bertel Thorvaldsen

Place: Copenhagen

Born: 1770

Death: 1844

Nationality: Denmark


Bertel Thorvaldsen (Danish: [bæɐ̯dl̩ ˈtɒːvalˀsn̩] 19 November 1770 – 24 March 1844) was a Danish sculptor of international fame, 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...

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