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Winter - Item #499

$ 30.00

winter-flat-white

 

5 Inches High x 5 Inches Wide

Also known as Old Age, this piece is part of the Four Seasons 5 inch diameter set. Eugène Plon described the scene as follows: "An old man wrapped in his cloak sits bending, with hands outspread, over a chafing-dish. His aged wife has risen to light a candle at the lamp which stands on the table. The cat is warming herself by the fire, and wet clothing is hung up to dry."

 

Artist: Bertel Thorvaldsen

Museum: Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen

Time Period: Neoclassical, 1836

 

Sources:

"Explore the Collections" feature. Thorvaldsens Museum. Inventory numbers A641 and A645. http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections. 

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