The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Thorvaldsen's Spoken and Written Language

See, e.g., the letter dated 20.3.1802 from Thorvaldsen to Nicolai Abildgaard, which was clearly written carefully and with great effort, but to which the sculptor nonetheless added a disclaimer, “In Haste,” to forestall dissatisfaction with errors that, for all his exertions, had found their way into the letter nonetheless.

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