The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Medio april 1804

If the gratification from Fonden ad usus publicos made Thorvaldsen believe in a happy future, it was not least because the grant indirectly justified his continued stay abroad. The gratification was not just a matter of financial support, but it also had to be regarded as official approval for Thorvaldsen to remain in Rome instead of immediately returning to Denmark, as he was otherwise obliged to do as the recipient of a scholarship from the Academy of Fine Arts, cf. the related article Thorvaldsen’s Continuance in Rome.

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