Night - Item #504
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
9 Inches High x 9 Inches Wide
Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) created the pair of reliefs called Morning (or Day) and Night. They were widely reproduced during his lifetime in different sizes and materials, as cameos, and as decoration on other objects. The personification of Day and the boy with the torch bring light in the form of morning. Day sprinkles flowers and is full of energy, unlike the personification of Night, who floats quietly with two children (possibly Sleep and Death) in her arms. The three figures' eyes are closed and Night has poppies in her hair, which induce sleep. An owl flies nearby. The Giust Gallery offers both reliefs in several sizes.
Artist: Bertel Thorvaldsen
Museum: Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen
Time Period: Neoclassical, 1815
1911 Catalog ID # - 10036
"Explore the Collections" feature. Thorvaldsens Museum. Inventory numbers A901, A905, and A369. http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections.
Plon, Eugène. Thorvaldsen: His Life and Works. Boston, 1873. Pp. 54. Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/thorvaldsenhisl00thorgoog.