The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 13.2.1797

The camp hospital on the island of Manoel in the harbour of Valletta. People in quarantine against the plague were placed here, and this was where the Danes on board the Thetis were allowed to go ashore during the quarantine. See Pavels’ diary, the National Library, Oslo; published in English in Sørensen & Schirò, op.cit., p. 32-33.
Thorvaldsen, then, is trying to explain why he did not choose to stay on Malta when he arrived there the first time.

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