Comment on 17.1.-14.2.1797
Thorvaldsen arrived in Malta 2.12.1796 on board the frigate Thetis, on which he had obtained a passage on his way from Copenhagen to Rome. The crew of the Thetis was quarantined by the Maltese authorities until 18.12.1796, when Thorvaldsen was able to go ashore.
So he had been in Malta for almost a month when he started his diary, presumably because the Thetis left him “17.1.1797”:/kronologi/vis/1226 on the island, from where he was to proceed to Rome on his own.
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