Explanation

  • The boy was born about 1810 as the son of an English colonel, but died already in 1817. So Thorvaldsen modelled the bust of the little boy on the basis of a death mask.

Motiv / Tema

Dimension

  • Height 56.2 cm
  • Thorvaldsen. Faciebat. Romae. MDCCCXVII. Thomson. Hen.Bonar/Ob.Romae. Vix.Ann. VII