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Spring - Item #496

$ 30.00

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5 Inches High x 5 Inches Wide

Also known as Childhood, this piece is part of the Four Seasons 5 inch diameter set. Eugène Plon described the scene as follows: "A young girl, nude, half seated upon a bank, takes flowers from a boy and weaves them into a garland. On her left, a tambourine leans against a basket covered with wreaths. A little child, entirely naked, stretches out his hand to offer a bouquet."

 

Artist: Bertel Thorvaldsen

Museum: Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen

Time Period: Neoclassical, 1836

 

Sources:

"Explore the Collections" feature. Thorvaldsens Museum. Inventory numbers A638, A642, and A910. http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections

Plon, Eugène. Thorvaldsen: His Life and Works. Boston, 1873. Pp. 301. Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/thorvaldsenhisl00thorgoog.