The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 30.6.1798

In the summer of 1798 Thorvaldsen sent a crate to Copenhagen via Leghorn. For various reasons the shipment was slow, and the professors of the Academy did not see Bacchus and Ariadne, A1, until 30.9.1799, while Nicolai Abildgaard kept the portrait bust of Tyge Rothe, A225, in his private residence, see his letter of 3.12.1799.
See also the article Transportation of Thorvaldsen’s Artworks to Copenhagen 1798 and 1802.

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