The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 8.8.1806

Throughout his life, Thorvaldsen was very reluctant to write letters himself – probably because of his dyslexia – and he often had help from others, see more about this in Thorvaldsen’s Spoken and Written Language, or the subject heading Thorvaldsen’s Unwillingness to Write.
Schubart knew the problem all too well. E.g. he wrote in letter of 30.9.1805: “…I know that he would rather model two groups than write a letter”.

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