The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 4.4.1800

In letter of 3.12.1799 the Academy of Fine Arts had given Thorvaldsen the possibility to choose how the last year’s scholarship, intended for the return journey, was to be paid.
As seen below, Thorvaldsen asked for the whole amount to be transferred to his Roman banker, Domenico Lavaggi, since it might be necessary for him to leave Rome quickly because of the war.
However, the Academy did not immediately do as Thorvaldsen asked. The scholarship for the last year was not paid until the autumn of 1801, see letter of 4.10.1801 from Abildgaard to Thorvaldsen.

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