The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1796


The quarantine of the frigate Thetis against the plague is raised, and Thorvaldsen goes ashore in Valletta.

Primary sources

  • Peder Pavels: Reisejournal 1796-1797, Ms.8º 709, Manuscript Department, National Library, Oslo (copy in Thorvaldsens Museum); parts of the diary published in English in ‘The Malta Diary of Peder Pavels’, in: Sven Sørensen and Joseph Schirò (ed.): Malta 1796-1797, Thorvaldsen’s Visit, Malta 1996, p. 31-74.
  • Thorvaldsen’s copy of Pavel’s diary of 18.12.1796.

Other references

Last updated 29.05.2018