The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 17.1.1804

It is not known who had informed Abildgaard of Thorvaldsen’s activities. He may have read about him in magazines and newspapers that already in 1803 had written about Thorvaldsen’s success with Jason with the Golden Fleece, A52, see e.g. Carl Ludwig Fernow: ‘Kunstnachrichten und neueste Literatur von Rom.’, in: Der Neue Teutsche Merkur, vol. II, 8. Stuck, August 1803, p. 312-319.
Abildgaard had probably also received news about Thorvaldsen from other Danes in Rome, e.g. Georg Zoëga.

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