Bertel Thorvaldsen, after
(b. Copenhagen 1770, d. s.p. 1844)
The Alexander Frieze, Alexander the Great's triumphal procession in Babylon, a work from 1812. Copied and manufacured by P. Ipsen's Enke (widow), Copenhagen 1891. Terracotta. The frieze made in 23 parts all marked by the factory. In full: H. 31 cm. L. approx. 11 m.
Literature: Kathrine Jørgensen and Bente Holst, Et keramisk Eventyr, Copenhagen 2001. p. 44 and 355.
P. Ipsens Enke had terracotta sales in several places in Copenhagen, including Bredgade 33, Priors Gård, where Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art is housed today.
Provenance: Danish private collection