Comment on 16.2.1807
These patriotic remarks are more than just the mandatory cant to be expected for the occasion.
At this point in Thorvaldsen’s career, he had obtained the permission of the Danish state to stay in Rome if he executed some commissions for Denmark.
See more about the relation between the sculptor’s personal freedom and his obligation to his native country in Thorvaldsen’s Continuance in Rome 1803-1804.
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