The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Antagelig marts 1797

The two Danish letter drafts in Thorvaldsens’s own hand in section 1 and 2 of the text are probably drafts of the same letter.
One corner of the paper in section 2 has been torn off so that the first six lines of one text fragment are incomplete.
The draft in this section is reproduced in Thiele I, p. 106 with the missing parts filled in.
As the recipient of the letter is addressed with the familiar form of Du, the text is addressed to a close friend, who also knew Thorvaldsen’s parents, probably Jørgen West. See also the related article On Familiar Terms with Thorvaldsen.
It seems reasonable to assume that the draft dates from around 20.3.1797, see the discussion about the date in the general comment.

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