Comment on 5.1.1798
According to Friedrich Noack: Das Deutschtum in Rom seit dem Ausgang des Mittelalters, Leipzig 1927, p. 594, Thorvaldsen’s exact address was Via Babuina 119, see the related article about Thorvaldsen’s Residences.
The workshop mentioned had, according to Thiele I, p. 108 formerly been used by the English sculptor John Flaxman.
When Thorvaldsen writes “for the present”, it may be because he knew that he would have to move before long. At any rate, the census paper from March 1798 shows that he had moved to Via Felice/Sistina 25, 3rd floor (during the 1800s the name of the street was changed to Via Sistina) just opposite the Uhden family (see Friedrich Noack: ‘Thorvaldsens Geliebte’, in: Deutsche Revue, December 1900, vol. 25, p. 311).
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