The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Januar 1797

The last four lines are an unused draft of the diary. The text is abruptly broken off because the paper has been torn off.
The four lines describe an excursion on 26.12.1796 to, among other places, Mdina in the middle of Malta. The excursion is described in detail by Peder Pavels in his diary (the printed version, p. 50-55). Pavels mentions the same participants as Thorvaldsen.
Thorvaldsen may have planned to start his diary already in December 1796, when the Thesis arrived on Malta, but this obviously did not happen.


Thiele I, p. 74 reproduces the four lines with a few deviations.

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