The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 21.7.1800

This is probably the fee that Georg Zoëga received for his regular reports to the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen on the Arts in Rome. He had sent reports back to Denmark since 1790. The reports 1790-1798 were printed in the periodical Minerva, 1798-99.
In a letter dated 10.10.1799 from Zoëga to Friedrich Münter, it appears that there had been a break in the reports, but later they were resumed for a short time. These last reports after 1798 are not known, see K. Friis Johansen: ‘Georg Zoega i Rom’, in: Louis Bobé (ed.): Rom og Danmark gennem Tiderne, Copenhagen 1935, vol. I, p. 240-241.
See also the letter dated 3.12.1799 from Abildgaard.

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