The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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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