The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1797

Presumably 15.2. - 5.3.1797

Climbs Mount Vesuvius in the company of the chemist Christoph Heinrich Pfaff.

Primary sources

  • Christoph Heinrich Pfaff (posthum): Lebenserinnerungen von Christoph Heinrich Pfaff, Doctor der Chemie und Medicin…, Kiel 1854, p. 95.
  • The climbing of Mount Vesuvius is not mentioned in Thorvaldsen’s diary, which covers his stay in Naples until 14.2.1797 even though he did not leave the town until 6.3.1797. Therefore it probably took place during the missing period.

Other references

Last updated 29.05.2018