The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on History of the Archives

Thiele II, p. 430. According to Thorvaldsen’s valet C. F. Wilckens, Thorvaldsen himself had confirmed to Adam Oehlenschläger this rejection of duty in favour of his freedom, but in this version the rejection of marriage is far more conscious: “[…] you [Oehlenschläger] know me very well, and you know that in order to retain my freedom I have not wanted to marry. […]” C. F. Wilckens: Thorvaldsens sidste år 1838-1844, Copenhagen 1973, p. 139.

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