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Morning Angel Roundel Wall Sculpture
Circa 1815 angel plaques by artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), in The Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen
Expected back in stock: November 17
The angel of the Morning sweetly accompanies a figure called the Genius of Light in this well-known roundel by Danish artist Thorvaldsen. Sculpted in bas-relief to relay the powerful warrior with wings who faithfully ushers in the light to each new day, our replica roundel is cast in quality designer resin with a two-tone antique stone and powder blue finish exclusively for Design Toscano. See the companion piece, EU-31512 "Night Angel" for a perfect pair!
- Includes 2 keyhole slot(s) for hanging. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
- Please note these instructions are meant for common drywall walls. If other conditions are present check with your local hardware store for recommendations on hardware and hanging methods.
About The Artist
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Bertel Thorvaldsen was the first critically acclaimed Danish artist and an outstanding example of the Neoclassical style of sculpture. The son of an Icelandic wood-carver who settled in Denmark 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 such as Hebe the Goddess of Youth and Eros and Dionysus. 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 that began construction in 1939. 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 as he so desired.
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Weights & Dimensions
- 12"Wx1"Dx12"H. 3 lbs.