The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 24.10.1800

Here Thorvaldsen is probably alluding to his having come to Rome at a time when the repercussions of the French Revolution and the Revolutionary Wars affected the city several times. Conditions for studying and producing art were not the best; and one of the recurrent themes in Thorvaldsen’s reports to the Academy of Fine Arts from his earliest years in Rome is his difficulties as an artist.

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