The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 10.5.1802

Thorvaldsen was not told by Berger whether the bust had been removed from the crate and delivered to Bourke, or whether the bust was left in a Spanish or Italian port on the ship’s return to Denmark. See the sculptor’s letter of
25.2.1804 o Abildgaard: “I do not know whether Captain Berger after my letter to him has removed the latter from the crate, if he has not, I ask you to be so good as to attend to its being sent to him at a safe opportunity.”

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