The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 31.1.1805

It does not seem quite correct that Abildgaard paid all of the funeral expenses. In his letter dated 20.10.1805, Gotskalk Thorvaldsen writes: Abildgaard “gave me 10 rix-dollars to help pay for your mother’s funeral. For that honour, I gave her such a decent funeral that it cost me 53 rix-dollars, to pay for which I have since had to work.”

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