The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Thorvaldsen, Christian Georg Hansen and Peder Pavels go ashore in Tripoli.
The same night the frigate Thetis has to weigh anchor due to stormy weather.

Primary sources

  • Peder Pavels: Reisejournal 1796-1797, Ms.8º 709, Manuscript Department, the National Library, Oslo – copy in Thorvaldsens Museum, p. 30-34.
  • Ship’s secretary H.A. Schmidt: Diary Kept at the Journey to Algier and other Places with the Frigate Thetis, the physical archive at Thorvaldsens Museum, p. 74-80 (Schmidt did not join the others for the visit to Tripoli).

Other references

  • Peder Pavels’ diary, in: Sven Sørensen and Joseph Schirò (ed.): Malta 1796-1797, Thorvaldsen’s Visit, Malta 1996, p. 38-39.
  • Thiele I, p. 65.
  • Related Article: The Journey to Italy 1796-1797

Last updated 17.05.2020