The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Thorvaldsen's Spoken and Written Language

As mentioned above, however, Gotskalk Thorvaldsen cannot have been entirely uneducated: he was the son of a priest, and his letters attest to not inconsiderable abilities. With this claim Johansen seems to have made out Thorvaldsen’s origins to be lowlier than they must have been in fact, presumably as a foil for presenting Thorvaldsen’s career as all the more glorious.

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