The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Departure af 2.30 p.m. from Copenhagen for Italy in the company of Simon Christian Pontoppidan.
A group of friends follows along to Roskilde Kro at Vridløselille.

Primary sources

  • Letter dated 10.8.1820 from Thorvaldsen (documents the day of departure the day after).
  • Passport dated 10.8.1820 from the police director of Copenhagen to Thorvaldsen.
  • Newspaper note dated 15.8.1820 (documents the day and the hour).
  • Letter dated 17.11.1820 from Jørgen Koch to J.G. Adler.
  • Thiele’s notes c. 1850 most probably from the travel diary of Simon Christian Pontoppidan 1820.

Other references

Last updated 30.05.2020