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The Life Of Thorvaldsen, Collated From The Danish Of J. M. Thiele, By Rev. M. R. Barnard, B.A., Author Of "Sport In Norway, And Where To Find It;" Late Chaplain To The British Consulate, Christiania, Norway. -

Just Matthias Thiele

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Uniform Title

[Thorvaldsens Biographi., English., Barnard.]


London:: Chapman And Hall, 193, Piccadilly., 1865.

Physical Description

xxxix, [1], 247, [1], 36 p.; 201 mm. (Duodecimo.)


[T.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents - List Of Thorvaldsen's Works, In Chronological Order - Introductory Remarks - [Text]; [colophon] - [Publishers' advertisement].

Responsibility Note

The printers are named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'London: Printed By Woodfall And Kinder, Milford Lane, Strand, W.C.'

The book is dedicated by Mordaunt R. Barnard to the Princess of Wales [afterwards Queen Alexandra].


Biographic studies of Thorvaldsen include B. Jørnæs, Billedhuggeren Bertel Thorvaldsens liv og værk (1993); R.W. Buchanan, Thorvaldsen and his English critics (1865?).

Summary Note

As the Preface states, the English text is a collation 'from the voluminous work of Herr Thiele' (i.e. Thorvaldsens biographi, 4 vols. 1851-6).

The text is followed by 'A Catalogue Of Books Published By Chapman And Hall, 193, Piccadilly. October, 1864.'

Copy Note

The rear pastedown carries the binder's ticket, which reads, 'Bound By Bone & Son. - 76, Fleet Street, London.'

Binding Note

19th-century red cloth, upper and lower covers decorated in blind; spine lettered 'The Life of Thorvaldsen - Barnard.' and 'London Chapman & Hall'.

Name as Subject


Artists - Artists, Danish - Sculptors - Sculpture - Danes - Italy - Rome - History - 18th century - 19th century - Neoclassicism
Biography - Art history - Denmark - 19th century
Biography - Art history - Translations into English - Translations from Danish - Great Britain - 19th century
Publishers' catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century