Thorvaldsen's Christus Religious Statue
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Directly cast from the 1821 original by Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Full of reverence and majesty, this amazingly detailed sculpt is cast in high-quality fiberglass resin and hand-painted in an antique stone finish to capture every detail, from Christ s benevolent hands to his pious expression. Due to an unprecedented agreement with an Italian company that specializes in antique religious statues, this monumental sculpt was replicated to lend a mesmerizing and contemplative presence to any collection, while being an inventive and touching devotional work of art.
19"Wx13"Dx36"H.
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$499.00
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   Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)




Bertel Thorvaldsen was the first critically acclaimed Danish artist and an outstanding example of the neoclassical style of sculpture. Thorvaldsen studied at the Copenhagen Academy and won a traveling scholarship to Rome, where he was to live most of his life. In Italy, the prevailing enthusiasm for classical sculpture ignited his imagination so much that he later celebrated the date of his arrival in 1797 as his Roman Birthday.

The success of Thorvaldsen's model for a statue of Jason and the Golden Fleece attracted the attention of the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova and launched Thorvaldsen on one of the most successful careers of the 19th century. Thorvaldsen created numerous sculptural works inspired by Greek mythology. He also sculpted portraits of important contemporary personalities and historic figures.

Per his final wishes, much of Bertel Thorvaldsen's fortune was donated to the endowment of a neoclassical museum in Copenhagen. Housed in the museum are his art collections and the models for all his sculptures. Thorvaldsen also expressed to be buried in the museum and his body was laid to rest.

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This item is crafted of durable resin and may be displayed outdoors with the following care:
  • Painted items will benefit from a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to slow fading from sun exposure.
  • Avoid direct exposure to freezing winter weather.

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