A.B. Thorvaldsen

1770-1844. Danish sculptor. Living and working in Rome from 1797 to 1838, he was more attracted in his classicism by the deities of Greek mythology than by biblical figures. Nevertheless his most famous works are the biblical sculptures he made on request for the decoration of the cathedral of Copenhagen: the Christ figure, the twelve apostles, the kneeling angel with the font of baptism in his hands, and, on the frontal frieze of the cathedral, a more complex composition that represents John the Baptist preaching.