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Princess Wilhelmine (1808-91) was the youngest daughter of Frederik VI. She has a medallion portrait of Prince Frederik (later Frederik VII) in a chain around her neck. They were married in 1828 and divorced in 1837 on account of disagreements. So an attempt was made on the part of the Court to persuade Thorvaldsen to modify the bust and remove the portrait, but he refused to do so. images%2f0fb5093ad0c410af5d5b4c4f5a78b89bdc2d499d
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Thorvaldsens Museum opened on 18 September 1848 and was the first public museum building in Denmark. The characteristic museum building was built to exhibit the extensive life’s work of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) and today still looks more or less as it did when it opened over 150 years ago. Thorvaldsens Museum also contains Thorvaldsen's drawings and sketches for sculptures and reliefs. In addition Thorvaldsen was a passionate collector, so the museum also exhibits his extensive collections of paintings from his own time and collections of artworks and objects from Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquity. The museum also shows changing exhibitions that go into greater depth with aspects of the permanent collections, including contemporary art.


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