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Thorvaldsen visits Thorvaldsen’s Museum for the first time. The museum is decorated with garlands and members of the students’ choral society sing H.P. Holst’s Mellem disse mure (Between these high walls).

Primary sources

  • Song dated 25.10.1842 by H.P. Holst.
  • Report dated 25.10.1842 in the newspaper Dagen.
  • Chr. Bruun & L.P. Fenger: Thorvaldsens Musæums Historie, Copehagen 1892, p. 103.
  • Thiele IV, p. 199.
  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 211-212. Stampe does not mention the exact date.
  • Carl Frederik Wilckens: Træk af Thorvaldsens Konstner- og omgangsliv, samlede til Familielæsning, Copenhagen 1874, p. 83.

Last updated 09.04.2015