The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 22.4.1801

There was no shipping opportunity until almost a year later, see the related article Transportation of Crates. Thorvaldsen’s comment on the difficulties of shipping is partly owing to information he had received from the Danish consul at Leghorn, J.C. Ulrich, i. e. in letter of 16.3.1801.
The difficulties of having the crates sent off on board a Danish ship had increased in the spring of 1801 because of the state of war between England and Denmark, which was precisely about free transport of goods by sea.

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