The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 31.1.1805

In his latest letter dated 6.8.1804, Thorvaldsen asked Abildgaard to permit him to withdraw a sum of money, on Abildgaard’s behalf, in order to pay for Consul J.C. Ulrich’s expenses in connection with the transportation of the crates with works which Thorvaldsen had sent from Leghorn to Copenhagen in 1802. Regarding this matter, see Transportation of Thorvaldsen’s Artworks 1798 and 1802.
Thorvaldsen, however, did not withdraw the money for Ulrich, as it appears from the letter dated 18.11.1805 from Ulrich to Thorvaldsen that Ulrich had tried to get the money directly from Abildgaard, but that Abildgaard refused to pay Ulrich’s demand for “200 Marks Bco. de Hambourg”.

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