- Thorvaldsen is here seen in a Roman hostelry, seated at the end of a well-laid table. On his right are the painters Ernst Meyer, Blunck himself in profile and Jørgen Sonne wearing a grey top hat. Just coming in through the door is Constantin Hansen, and at the other long side of the table, Gottlieb Bindesbøll – the architect of Thorvaldsens Museum – is turning to say something to the waiter. Wilhlem Marstrand is poking his head forward just behind Bindesbøll, and the artist drawing the scene on the left is Albert Küchler.
All the painters in the picture are represented with works in Thorvaldsen’s collection of paintings.
- Height 74.5 cm
- Width 99.4 cm
- D.C.Blunck Roma 1837
- Canova | Thorvaldsen. La nascita della scultura moderna, Gallerie d’Italia, October 24, 2019 - June 28, 2020
- Fortegnelse over de ved det Kongelige Akademie for de skjönne Kunstner offentligen udstillede Kunstværker, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, March 31, 1843 - May 17, 1843, cat. no. 94
- Bertel Thorvaldsen and Ludwig I. The Danish sculptor at Work for Bavaria, Glyptothek München, March 24, 2021 - September 12, 2021