The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Ultimo 1797

It is a little unclear what Thorvaldsen means by “i vinter”. It could mean the time of the writing of the letter, i.e. the winter at the end of 1797, but as the French started packing artworks very soon after the Peace of Tolentino 19.2.1797, Thorvaldsen could also be referring to the previous winter at the beginning of 1797, see the discussion of the dating.

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