Thorwaldson's Boy

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1825-1874

GUSN

GUSN-69519

Description

Male child seated on ground; plays harp; curly hair; rectangular base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

statues
sculpture (visual work)
tortoise shell
wax
Sculpture
Wax
Shell
Sculpture

Label

From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: An entry in Codman's account book for October 1833 records the purchase of "Thorwaldson's Boy" for $75. The statue, attributed to the great Danish sculptor, stood at the foot of the staircase leading to the second floor of Codman's Boston house where most of his paintings were displayed. The damage to the foot and the harp may have occurred while the statue was stored, along with other furnishings, in the stable behind the house after Codman's death in 1852.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Attributed to Thorwaldsen, Albert Bertel, 1770-1844 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Italy

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.1620