The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 12.10.1799

The crate containing, among other things, Bacchus and Ariadne, A1 and the bust of Tyge Rothe, A225. In a letter of 30.6.1798, Thorvaldsen informed the Academy of Fine Arts that the crate had been sent, but for various reasons the matter was not dealt with until 30.9.1799, see the related article about Transportation of Crates.
In the margin of the letter Thorvaldsen has written the mark (MIC / #J) which had been put on the crate as was the custom when forwarding goods. The J may stand for the shipping business of Jaume & Schwarz in Leghorn, which Thorvaldsen used in 1800 when he sent more crates to Denmark.

Last updated 30.04.2015