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Thorvaldsen is shot accidentally by the young Cesare Buti and wounded in the side and a finger.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 29.4.1823 from Thorvaldsen to Christian (8.) Frederik.
  • Note dated 1.4.1825 by Ludvig Bødtcher.
  • Sophus Bauditz: “Fra Ludvig Bødtchers ‘Romerske Dage’”, in: Nær og Fjern, 1878, no 306, p. 6-7.

Other references

  • Thiele III, p. 169.

Last updated 31.01.2016