The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Thorvaldsen's Spoken and Written Language

It should be borne in mind that this stylistically perfect German may be a product of Thiele’s reporting. That is, it may have been the biographer who adjusted the citation to correct German; but the content certainly may be regarded as unaltered, and so does indeed bear witness to Thorvaldsen’s linguistic abilities—in foreign languages as well as in Danish.

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