The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 17.1.1804

Thorvaldsen’s inability to find sufficiently qualified marble carvers in Copenhagen became one of the arguments of the Danish Government to permit Thorvaldsen to remain in Rome although, as a recipient of a scholarship from the Academy of Fine Arts, he was really obliged to return and enter the service of the State/King. See more about this in the related article about Thorvaldsen’s Continuance in Rome.

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