The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 20.3.1802

The Danish consul in Leghorn, J.C. Ulrich, who helped Thorvaldsen to get the crates sent off.
However, Abildgaard did not pay the money immediately to Ulrich, who blamed Thorvaldsen for this when the two of them met in 1804, cf. Thiele I, p. 225. The account was not settled until another two years later, see letter of 28.7.1806 from Ulrich to Thorvaldsen.
Even though Thorvaldsen, in the present letter, writes that Abildgaard will recover his expenses, there was some uncertainty as to who was liable to pay for the transportation, see the related article about Transportation of Crates.

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