The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 20.3.1802

I.e. Thorvaldsen’s travelling scholarship from the Academy of Fine Arts. The payment was the last installment of the scholarship. Thorvaldsen had been informed of the payment in Abildgaard’s previous letter of 4.10.1801.
As appears below, 87 rix-dollars had been deducted from the scholarship, but it is not known why. Thiele I, p. 177-178 mentions the matter without any further explanation.
This deduction has clearly come as an unpleasant surprise to Thorvaldsen, not least because 87 rix-dollars out of the annual 400 of the scholarship amounted to a considerable sum of money.

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