Sketch of the Day: Ganymede and Jupiter’s Eagle

The story goes: Jupiter abducted the shepherd Ganymede and put him to work as cup-bearer for his pet eagle. Makes sense. Bertel Thorvaldsen, Denmark's great sculptor of the 19th century, turned the motif into an evocative marble sculpture. It's displayed in the Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen, next door to the Castle.
The story goes like this: Jupiter abducted the handsome shepherd boy Ganymede and put him to work as cup-bearer for his pet eagle. Denmark’s great sculptor of the 19th century, Bertel Thorvaldsen, turned the myth into marble and titled it, “Ganymedes med ørman” which means “Ganymede with eagle”. Pencil in Moleskine 8″ x 5″ sketchbook.

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