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Celebration party in the evening at the painter Friedrich Matthäi. At 10 o’clock he is cheered by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts with music, torchlight procession, and a speech.

Primary sources

  • Speech dated 10.9.1820 from Carl Koopmann to Thorvaldsen.
  • Report dated 5.10.1820 in Beilage zur Allgemeine Zeitung.
  • Article dated 14.10.1820 in Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn (describes the event).
  • Report dated 14.10.1820 in the newspaper Dagen (describes the event).

Other references

Last updated 06.04.2018