Comment on 4.4.1800
At this time, life in Rome was very unsettled. During the last months of 1799, the Neapolitans and the French had taken turns at capturing Rome, see Thorvaldsen-Chronology. Thorvaldsen’s request to have his travelling funds paid so that they would be ready if a speedy departure became necessary was, in other words, quite reasonable.
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