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The quarantine of the frigate Thetis against the plague is raised, and Thorvaldsen and the crew goes ashore in Valletta.

Primary sources

  • Peder Pavels: Reisejournal 1796-1797, Ms.8º 709, Manuscript Department, the National Library, Oslo – copy in Thorvaldsens Museum, p. 40.
  • Thorvaldsen’s copy of Pavel’s diary of 18.12.1796.

Other references

  • Peder Pavels: Reisejournal 1796-1797; parts of the diary published in English in ‘The Malta Diary of Peder Pavels’, in: Sven Sørensen and Joseph Schirò (ed.): Malta 1796-1797, Thorvaldsen’s Visit, Malta 1996, p. 31-74.
  • Thiele I, p. 71.
  • Related Article: The Journey to Italy 1796-1797

Last updated 17.05.2020