Collection mainly consists of works by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) – images of his sculptures, drawings and sketches for sculptures as well as reliefs.
In addition to this, collection features other artists works that Thorvaldsen collected during his lifetime: paintings, drawings, prints, images of Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiques.
Among those artists, there are paintings by Johan Christian Dahl, Franz Ludwig Catel, Ditlev Blunck, Emil Andersen and many others, mostly created in the 19th century.
Collection features drawings with scenes from Greek and Roman mythology, architecture, bridges, horses, biblical scenes, paintings with Italian and Scandinavian landscapes, portraits, still life compositions.
Not all digital scans in this collection are under an open licence. Open licence is applied only to those digital scans where the original work is believed to be in the public domain in Denmark (and most of European countries). Where digital scan is under an open licence, it is available to be downloaded in high resolution.
How to find them? [NEW]
Use a filter:
1. Go to the main page with all collection items (see section ‘How to find images?’)
2. Click on Photos for free download
Check each image individually:
1. Go to the image page
2. See if there is a ‘CC0’ mark
More information by the provider:
Most of the original works in this collection, which are under an open licence and available to download in high resolution, are in the public domain in the European countries.
Thorvaldsens Museum is in Denmark. and guided by Denmark’s copyright law. It applies open licence to digital scans where original works are believed to be in the public domain in Denmark.
How to be more secure?
There is no filter to find images by date of creation/publishing.
You need to each image individually:
1. Go to the image page
2. Identify all the authors and contributors
3. Find the death date of the last living author (dates are available – activate author’s name to reveal this information)
If the last living author has passed away more than 70 years ago, most likely, his/her works are in the public domain in most of the European countries.
However, if you intend to use images for commercial purposes you might want to do additional checks to assess any risk.
Please note, it is always your personal responsibility to make sure the original work is out of copyright in all countries where you distribute your new creative works. The supplier of the digital scan cannot guarantee this.
Go to the main page with all collection items (see section ‘How to find images?’).
Above the collection there are filters for themes where you can also modify how you want images to be sorted.
Click on an image to see more information about it (there will be no separate image page opened).
Now click on ‘enlarge image’ to zoom it in and out.
Click on an image to see more information about it (there will be no separate image paged opened).
You will find information about the author and medium. If you click on the author, you will find more information about him/her.
1. Click on an image to see more information about it (there will be no separate image page opened).
2. Now click ‘Download’.
Artist name, Title, Date. Thorvaldsens Museum. Open licence (e.g. CC0 ) + a link
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