Comment on 17.1.1804
Thorvaldsen’s father did, on some occasions, receive financial support from Abildgaard. In his letter dated 20.10.1805, the father wrote “When your mother was ill, Abelg: twice gave me 5 rd which I spent on her care.” And: Abildgaard “…gave me 10 rd to help pay for your mother’s funeral.”
As Abildgaard promises below, he also proved generous to Gotskalk Thorvaldsen later: When the latter was admitted to Vartov, he received 15 rix-dollars for bedding from the sculptor’s old teacher, see again the letter dated 20.10.1805.
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