Comment on 17.1.-14.2.1797
This seems to be a new, undated entry in the diary rather than a continuation of the above, as Thorvaldsen starts his last entries “today”.
However, these last lines in the diary have probably been written down some days later; Thorvaldsen has even skipped some days; and the entries are becoming shorter and shorter. All this is an indication that Thorvaldsen has gradually yielded to the difficulties he had writing at all and thus abandoned the diary in the middle of his stay in Naples, which he did not leave until 6.3.1797.
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