Arrives in Rome. The date was later known as “Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday”.
Passport dated 28.2.1797 from Fabrizio Ruffo to Thorvaldsen.
Letter dated 11.3.1797 from Carl Ludwig Fernow to Johann Pohrt, see Carl Ludwig Fernow: Römische Briefe an Johann Pohrt 1793-1798, Berlin 1944, p. 214 [Fernow claims erroneously that Thorvaldsen arrived by sea from Naples].
Attestation dated 7.1.1801 from Georg Zoëga to Thorvaldsen.
Christoph Heinrich Pfaff: Lebenserinnerungen von Christoph Heinrich Pfaff, Doctor der Chemie und Medicin…, Kiel 1854, p. 95 [Pfaff writes that Thorvaldsen rode with him in his carriage from Naples to Rome].