The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 5.9.1806

This sentence fragment in Thorvaldsen’s hand must be his own attempt at beginning the draft. He must have stopped and then got help to write the draft from the Danish painter C.F. Høyer, who, like Thorvaldsen, lived in Casa Buti.
All his life, Thorvaldsen had difficulties writing letters, see Thorvaldsen’s Spoken and Written Language.

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