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End of October 1818

The King of the Two Sicilies, Ferdinand 1. visits Thorvaldsen in his workshop.

Primary sources

  • Newspaper notice dated 11.11.1818 in Oesterreichischer Beobachter (states that the King arrived in Rome 24.10.1818 and then visited Thorvaldsen’s workshops).
  • N.C.L. Abrahams: Meddelelser af mit Liv, Copenhagen 1876, p. 327 (claims that the King commissioned an equestrian statue of himself. Instead, Antonio Canova got the commission).

Other references

  • Thiele II, p. 385.

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