Comment on 27.10.1804
I.e. the German diplomat and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt.
He was on holiday at this time until 20.11.1804 at Marino on Lake Albano south of Rome. Thorvaldsen may have visited him there like Georg Zoëga and Baron Brown, cf. Anna von Sydow (ed.): Wilhelm und Caroline von Humboldt in ihren Briefen, Berlin 1907, vol. II, p. 267 and passim. Thorvaldsen, however, may also have been informed by letter.
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