The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on History of the Archives

See Thorvaldsen’s draft of the 22. of february 1844 to C.F. Holbech in whichs he states, that he is leaving Denmark in April or May.
See also H.C. Andersen: Mit livs eventyr, Copenhagen 1951, Vol. I, p. 265, where Andersen tells about the evening Thorvaldsen died : “Thorvaldsen [...] talte om den Reise han i Sommeren vilde gjøre til Italien [...]”. (i.e. in English: “Thorvaldsen [...] talked about the journey he would do in the summer to Italy [...]” .
H.C. Andersen’s autobiography was originally published in Copenhagen 1855.
Also Christine Stampe mentioned the trip to Italy, cf. Stampe op. cit. p. 248.

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