The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Juni-primo juli 1804

Thorvaldsen’s mentor and good friend the archaeologist Georg Zoëga’s wife, Maria Zoëga. The letter mentioned might be Thorvaldsen’s answer to Maria Zoëga’s letter of 20.4.1804, in which Thorvaldsen was roundly criticized for not having written. Perhaps Thorvaldsen sent a letter to Mrs. Zoëga with his final letter to Lund though this is not mentioned in the draft of 6.8.1804, but Thorvaldsen’s letter to his lover Anna Maria Uhden, which was certainly sent off with the letter to Lund, is not mentioned either, so this cannot be excluded. Another letter from Zoëga af unknown date between 1804 and 1806 with similar contents indicates that Thorvaldsen has disappointed her once again.

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