Little is known about the origins of this sculpture though it is widely believed that it was created for anatomical reference at The Academy in Copenhagen, the sitter actually being a pupil of the school.
The most known reference to the sculpture is through its inclusion in "Scene from the Academy in Copenhagen", a painting by Knud Baade between 1827-1827 (Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo). The bust is juxtaposed against the Borghese Gladiator but only holds slight physical similarities.
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