Night - Item #504
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
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.