Explanation

  • The Dutch Jacqueline Elisabeth Wieling married Herman Schubart (Danish baron and diplomat) in 1789. Tradition has it that she was a deeply religious person, musical and gifted, creating a good balance to her pleasure-loving husband. Thorvaldsen was on friendly terms with the Schubart family from 1804 and on several occasions he visited them at their country seat of Montanero outside Livorno. It was there that this bust was modelled.

Motiv / Tema

Dimension

  • Height 69.6 cm
    • Herman Schubart
  • Corvette Galathea, Livorno-Copenhagen, 8.8.1833 - 20.9.1833
  • 58