The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Thorvaldsen's Assistants

This list is under development and will be updated periodically.

Categories of employees and types of contracts

The table below presents an alphabetical list of workers of various kinds employed at Thorvaldsen’s workshops. These include modelers, stonecarvers, sculptors, plaster casters, and more; Thorvaldsen’s apprentice sculptors are also included. For more detailed information about the individuals listed, the reader is directed to their biography pages, which can be reached by clicking on the relevant individual’s name.

Beyond the employees named below, Thorvaldsen also engaged day-laborers on a more or less regular basis. These include stonecarvers and stonemasons (hired, for example, to perform rough carving of marble blocks), porters, the so-called servitori di Piazza [valets-de-place], whose precise function is presently unknown, and fe[r]rari [iron workers]. The last refers presumably to a type of blacksmith or dealer in iron tools, who furnished Thorvaldsen’s workshops with such items as hammers, chisels, tongs, files, and compasses—as well as, one may assume, the iron wires used for raising and stabilizing clay models).

In addition, a gardener was attached to the little atrium between the three smaller workshops at Piazza Barberini—sometimes monthly, but at other times on an hourly or daily basis.


Named employees

Name Period of activity Position Sample works Source(s)
Acciardi, Tommaso 1825, 1827-1828 Sculptor Monument to Pius 7, A142, A143, and A144 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1825 and 1827-1828, Tesan, op. cit., p. 162
Ahorn, Lucas 1820-1821 Sculptor Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, carved in colossal scale out of a cliff face near Lucerne 12.8.1821, the Related Article Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), Tesan, op. cit., p. 162
Albertoni, Giovanni 1840-presumably 1844 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 162
Albori (full name unknown) 1816 Presumably a stonecarver   9.11.1816
Altini (full name unknown) 1818-1831 Stonecarver or sculptor   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1818-1831
Almerini, Antonio 1826, possibly already an apprentice as early as 1818 Sculptor Marble version of Day, cf. A370 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1826, Tesan, op. cit., pp. 162-163
Amadeo (full name unknown) 1823-1826 Sculptor Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1823-1826
Angelis, Giovanni de 1821 Sculptor or stonecarver Among other works, an unidentified bust of a Dane; Cupid with his Bow, cf. A819 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1821: April to June 1821, May 1821 to August 1823, May 1821 to August 1823, June to November 1821, Tesan, op. cit., p. 163
Antonio, presumably identical to Antonio Ceci   Plaster caster   Tesan, op. cit., p. 163
Antonnicola 1830 Stonecarver Architectural portion of the monument to Pius 7, cf. A142, A143, and A144 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 5.6.-28.8.1830, Tesan, op. cit., p. 163
Babboni, Angelo 1819- Stonecarver and modeler Among other works, the seated figure of Pius 7, cf. A142 Tesan, op. cit., p. 164
Baccoco (full name unknown) 1819-1824 Stonecarver (segatore)   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1819-1824, Tesan, op. cit., p. 164
Bacocho (full name unknown) 1817-1818 Stonecarver (segatore)   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1817-1818
Baini, Felice No later than 1830 Apprentice sculptor   Letter of recommendation dated 19.6.1830. Tesan, op. cit., p. 164
Barba, Giuseppe From 1822 ? Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 164
Bardi (full name unknown) 1819-1834 Stonecarver Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1819-1834
Benaglia, Cesare From 1832 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 165, Meleo, op. cit., p. 132
Benaglia, Francesco From 1832; may previously have been an apprentice in 1823-1824 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 165-166, Meleo, op. cit., p. 132
Berges, Heinrich 1843 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 166
Betti, Antonio 1819, 1827-1835 Marble worker / sculptor   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 3.1.1819 and 1827-1835, Tesan, op. cit., p. 166
Bezzi, Angelo Presumably ca. 1838 Sculptor   Letter of recommendation dated 2.5.1838, Tesan, op. cit., p. 167
Bienaimé, Angelo Presumably 1828-1829 Sculptor   Letters dated 7.2.1828, 21.8.1828, and 29.3.1829, Tesan, op. cit., p. 167
Bienaimé, Francesco Presumably from 1819 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 167-168
Bienaimé, Luigi From 1819 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 168
Bienaimé, Pietro Antonio 1824-1833 Sculptor and marble seller   Tesan, op. cit., p. 169
Bisetti, Antonio Presumably from 1834 Apprentice sculptor   Letter of recommendation dated 25.1.1834, Tesan, op. cit., p. 169
Bissen, H.W. 1824-1834 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 169-170
Bitta, Antonio della Unknown, but presumably no earlier than 1825 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 170
Bogazzi, Ercole 1817-1823 Sculptor Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, Adrian John Hope, A826 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1817-1823, Tesan, op. cit., p. 170
Boggi (full name unknown) Circa 1823 Modeler   Tesan, op. cit., p. 170
Bogliani, Giuseppe 1823-ca. 1828 Apprentice sculptor   Documents pertinent to Bogliani; Tesan, op. cit., p. 170
Bologna (full name unknown) 1824-1827 Marble carver and/or sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 170
Bonanni (full name unknown) 1827 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 171
Borup, G. 1838ff. Sculptor Jupiter, Minerva and Nemesis, cf. A316; also assisted with larger works and produced miniature versions of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures, including Christ, cf. A82, and Baptismal Angel Kneeling, cf. A112 Tesan, op. cit., p. 171
Brandenburg, Karl No later than 1833 Sculptor From 1836, a licensed reproducer of Thorvaldsen’s works Letter of recommendation from Thorvaldsen dated 1.10.1833, contract dated 3.11.1836, Tesan, op. cit., p. 172
Braun, Johann Wilhelm 1820-1824 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 172
Brumidi, Costantino Presumably during the 1820s Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 172
Bruneri, Angelo Circa 1825 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 172
Byström, Johan Niklas From 1810 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 172-173
Calí, Antonio From 1818/1819-1821 Apprentice sculptor   Letter of recommendation and supporting letter dated 22.6.1816, Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1819-1821, Tesan, op. cit., p. 173
Calí, Gennaro From 1818/1819-1821 Apprentice sculptor   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1819-1821, Tesan, op. cit., p. 173
Campbell, Thomas 1818-1830 Sculptor, presumably an apprentice   Tesan, op. cit., p. 174
Carlesi 1822-1835 Sculptor and modeler   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1822-1835, Tesan, op. cit., pp. 174-175
Carluccio, Martino? 1805-1833 Sculptor Marble copy of a classical bust of Socrates 30.8.1805
Castelli (full name unknown) 1805 and October-December 1816 Sculptor Herman Schubart, A219.
Jacoba Elisabeth Schubart, A220.
Castelli may also have carved a marble copy of Jupiter Otricoli in the Pius-Clementine Museum, Vatican City, cf. L99
30.8.1805. See also Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from October to December 1816
Ceci, Antonio 1810-1834 Plaster caster Cast clay models into plaster models (i.e., original models) Not mentioned in Tesan, op. cit.
Ceptowski, Karol 1831-1832 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 175-176
Cervelli (full name unknown) 1830 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 176
Chialli, Giuseppe Ca. 1828 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 176
Cicala, G. 1842-1844 Sculptor Cupid and Hymen, presumably the marble exemplar A451 Tesan, op. cit., p. 176
Christen, Raphael 1831-1833/1834 Sculptor Busts of Karl Viktor von Bonstetten (Christen’s own work, but carved under Thorvaldsen’s supervision) Letter dated after 19.5. and presumably before 3.7.1831, along with Doris and Peter Walser-Wilhelm, op. cit., p. 675 and pp. 794-795
Clésinger, Auguste 1832 Apprentice sculptor   Letter from Clésinger to Thorvaldsen dated 9.6.1833, Tesan, op. cit., pp. 176-177
Cocchi (full name unknown) The years leading up to 1819 Sculptor Fine carving of hair on Thorvaldsen’s portrait busts, particularly his busts of women. Ganymede and Hebe, though it is currently unknown whether these works are marble versions of Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, cf. A44, Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, A733, Hebe, A870, or Hebe, A37 Th. v. Liebenau, op. cit., p. 38
Crawford, Thomas 1835-1836 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 177
Dante, Ercole 1825-1833 Stonecarver and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 177-178
Drake, Friedrich 1837 Apprentice sculptor?   Tesan, op. cit., p. 178
Engelhard, Friedrich Wilhelm 1839 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 179
Felice (full name unknown, though possibly identical to Baini) 1830 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 179
Ferenczy, István 1819-1823 Sculptor Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A505, to Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Nicolaus Esterházy, cf. A293 Tesan, op. cit., p. 179
Ferrari, Gioacchino 1828-1841 Stonecarver or sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 180
Fioretti, Giuliano Before 1836 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 180
Fontana, Ferdinando 1824-1825 Sculptor, abozzatore   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 180-181
Fraccaroli, Innocenzo Presumably 1829-1834 Sculptor Cupid and Ganymede, cf. A395 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1833, Tesan, op. cit., p. 181
Franceschi, Bernardo Presumably 1822-1827 Stonecarver, marble merchant   Tesan, op. cit., p. 181, THM journal no. 2014-0147108
Franceschi, Francesco Presumably 1822-1823 Modeler   Tesan, op. cit., p. 181
Freitag, Rudolf 1825-no later than 1830 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 182-183
Freund, Hermann Ernst 1819-1827 Sculptor, courier   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 183-184
Frezza (full name unknown) Circa 1830 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 184
Friedrich, André 1824-1826 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 184
Funk, Friedrich 1832 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 184
Fusero, Domenico 1826-1827 Stonecarver Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822 Tesan, op. cit., p. 184
Gabbati, Giuseppe 1843 Stonecarver Christ at Emmaus, cf. A563 Tesan, op. cit., p. 184
Gaeti (full name unknown) 1818-1824 Stonecarver and pointer   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from May 1818 to March 1824
Gaiassi, Vincenzo Circa 1834 Graphic artist and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 184-185
Galletti, Carlo 1824-1833 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 185
Galli, Antonio 1838-1841 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 185
Galli, Odoardo Circa 1834 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 185-186
Galli, Pietro Presumably 1821-1842 Sculptor and modeler; modeled miniature copies, among others Christian 8’s Table Decoration
Andrew, 1.3.1842, original model, A108
Tesan, op. cit., p. 186-187
Gaspero, M. Circa 1830 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 187
Gianfredi, Francesco 1819-1840 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 187
Gibson, John From 1822 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 187-188
Govachino 1817-1818 Sculptor or stonecarver   Workshop accounts from October 1817 until March 1818
Greenough, Horatio 1825 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 189
Guidi, Giuseppe 1831 (apprentice) 1833-1834 (assistant) Apprentice sculptor and marble carver Modeled the colossal clay model of Maximilian 1’s horse, cf. Maximilian 1, A128 Tesan, op. cit., p. 190
Hegel, Konstanty Soon after 1823 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 190-191
Hermann, Joseph Ca. 1819-1829 Apprentice sculptor and marble carver Modeled Andrew, A95, among other works Letter of recommendation from Thorvaldsen dated 4.11.1826, Tesan, op. cit., pp. 191-192
Hofer, Ludwig von 1823-1826, with some part-time employment until 1838 Plaster caster and Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 192
Holbech, C.F. 1841-1844 Sculptor and workshop supervisor in Thorvaldsen’s absence   Tesan, op. cit., p. 193
Imhof, Heinrich Maximilian 1824 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 194-195
Jahn, Adolph Moritz 1830-1834 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 196
Jéhotte, Louis 1827-1828 Apprentice sculptor   Letter to Thorvaldsen dated 7.3.1838. Tesan, op. cit., p. 196
Jerichau, J.A. From 1838 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 196
Kaehler, Heinrich 1826 (apprentice), 1832-1833 (assistant) Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 197
Kauffmann, Ludwig 1822 Sculptor   Letter from Peter Kauffmann dated 15.7.1822, Tesan, op. cit., pp. 197-198
Kauffmann, Peter From 1804 Sculptor Homer, cf. A751, presumably for Theodor von der Ropp 10.3.1801, 6.8.1804, 11.8.1804, 30.8.1805
Keller, Heinrich 1803 Sculptor Rough carving of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822 No earlier than 23.3.1803, no later than summer 1803. Tesan, op. cit., p. 199
Kessels, Mathieu 1816-1820 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 199
Kümmel, Heinrich August 1833-1836 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 199-200
Laboureur, Alessandro Massimiliano From 1825 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 200-201
Landini, Camillo Ca. 1804-1809; again in spring 1822 Sculptor Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke, cf. A212, Bacchus, cf. A2, Venus, cf. A12, and Caritas, cf. A598 (marble version set on the alms box in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen) Letters dated 30.8.1805 and 6.8.1804, and Thiele III, p. 146
Leeb, Johann From 1817 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 201-202
Launitz, Alexander Schmidt von der 1827-1828 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 221
Launitz, Eduard Schmidt von der 1817-1831 and 1838-1839 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 221-222
Launitz, Robert Schmidt von der 1826-1827 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 222
Leverotti (full name unknown) From 1824 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 202
Lispi (full name unknown) 1830 stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 202
Livi (full name unknown) 1818-1822 Marble worker and/or sculptor   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1818-1822, Tesan, op. cit., p. 202
Lotsch, Johann Christian 1830 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 202-203
Maliński, Paweł 1820-presumably 1822 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 203-204
Marchetti, Nicolò 1821-1835 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 204
Marescalchi, Michelangelo Presumably 1829-1831 Stonecarver, intagliatore Pius 7, cf. A142 Tesan, op. cit., p. 204
Mariani (full name unknown) 1830 Stonecarver Architecture surrounding the monument to Pius 7, cf. A142 12.6.1830, 14.12.1830, Tesan, op. cit., p. 204
Marini (full name unknown) 1829-1841 Marble worker and/or sculptor   16.1.1829, 6.8.1838-30.9.1841, Tesan, op. cit., p. 205
Matthäi, Ernst Gottlob Presumably starting in 1805 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 205
Matthiä, Wilhelm From 1829 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 205-206
Mayer, Ernst 1821-1825 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 206
Meli, Giosuè Unknown, but presumably no earlier than ca. 1825 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 206
Michelangelo (full name unknown) 1818-1820 Sculptor or stonecarver   Mentioned in Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1818-1820, 16.1.1820
Michelsen, Hans 1820-25 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 207
Moccia, Antonio 1829-1830 Sculptor Under Thorvaldsen’s supervision, produced a clay model and marble statue of the Blessed Margaret of Savoy for the city of Turin Letters of recommendation dated 4.10.1829 and November 1830
Moglia, Antonio 1811 and evidently again in 1816-1817 Sculptor   15.9.1811, Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts mentioning Antonio Moglia
Moglia, Lorenzo From 1816 until his death between 1838 and 1841 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 207
Moglia, Luigi From 1819 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 207
Moisè (full name unknown) 1824-1829 Sculptor and intagliatore   Tesan, op. cit., p. 207
Monti, Carlo From 1814 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 207-208
Morani, Domenico Presumably no earlier than the mid-1830s Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 208
Moreau, Nicola 1828 Marble worker and intagliatore Work on the throne in the monument to Pius 7, jf. A142 July-October 1828, Tesan, op. cit., p. 208
Morescalchi, Pietro Presumably 1819-1831 Marble worker specialised in ornaments   Recommandation dated Presumably after 1831, and several workshop accounts
Oechslin, Johann Jakob 1824 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 208
Orlovsky, Boris 1823-1829 Sculptor Colossal bust of Alexander 1 (while the current location of this colossal bust is unknown, a plaster model in a smaller size, A715, as well as a marble exemplar made by Thorvaldsen himself, A883, are found today at Thorvaldsens Museum) Letters dated 12.12.1822, 13.12.1822, and presumably from winter 1828, along with Else Kai Sass, op. cit., vol. III, pp. 86-87 (no. 119). Tesan, op. cit., p. 209
Pacetti, Giuseppe 1821-1824 Sculptor and modeler Jude Thaddaeus, A94 July 1819-November 1821. Tesan, op. cit., pp. 209-210
Park, Patric 1831-1833 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 210
Pettrich, Ferdinand 1819-1835 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 210-211
Pettrich, Franz 1803-1804 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 211-212
Pietro, M. 1830 Burnisher (lustratore) The architecture surrounding the monument to Pius 7, cf. A142 5.6.1830. Tesan, op. cit., p. 212
Pistrucci, Camillo Ca. 1825 and 1831 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 213
Pollet, Joseph Michel Ange The early 1830s Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 213
Puttinati, Alessandro From late 1827 or 1828 until 1830 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor Shepherd Boy, A895, Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A503. 12.11.1827. Tesan, op. cit., p. 214
Raggi, Giovanni Battista Ca. 1819-1825 Stonecarver Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822 10.8.1825. Thiele III, p. 108
Raufer, Aloys Presumably 1819-1821 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 215
Restaldi (full name unknown) 1819 Ironsmith? Fashioning of iron hinges in connection to repairwork on Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, and Shepherd Boy, cf. 177 Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1819-1823: Marts 1821 – december 1822 1831: 22.10.1831
Ritchie, Alexander Presumably 1826-1830 Apprentice sculptor   20.7.1826, 17.2.1827, Tesan, op. cit., pp. 217-218
Runge, Otto Sigismund 1827-1829 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 218
Salpini, Domenico 1829 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 218
Salvatierra, Valeriano Circa 1813 Sculptor   24.8.1813, 23.9.1813, and Tesan, op. cit., p. 218
Salvatori, Carlo Circa 1829 Marble carver and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 219
Santarelli, Emilio 1825-1827 Apprentice sculptor   13.8.1825, 28.12.1826, 2.11.1828, and Tesan, op. cit., p. 219
Santi 1821-1823, perhaps longer Burnisher (lustratore)   Tesan, op. cit., p. 219
Sarrocchi, Gaetano 1824 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 219
Sassi 1824 Marble carver and/or sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 219-220
Saulini, Luigi 1831 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 220
Schneider, Bernhard Ca. 1817-1823 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 222
Schöpe, Peter 1832-1835 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 222-223
Scholl, Johann 1835-1840 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 223
Scholl, Joseph Franz 1829-1830 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 223-224
Schwanthaler, Ludwig von 1826-1827 and 1832-1834 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 224-225
Scifoni, Pietro 1831 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 225
Solari, Angelo 1826 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 226-227
Sorbi 1828 Stonecarver or sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 227
Stocchi, Achille No later than 1830 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 228-229
Tacca, Bernardo 1818-1822 Sculptor Dancing Girl, cf. A178 Workshop accounts from October 1818 to April 1822, Tesan, op. cit., p. 229, Thiele III, p. 161
Tanzi, Giuseppe Antonio 1830 Stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 229
Tatarkiewicz, Jakúb 1823-1828 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 229-231
Tenerani, Giuseppe From 1821 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 231-232
Tenerani, Pietro 1815-1829 Apprentice sculptor, sculptor, and temporary partner   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 232-237
Theed, William No earlier than 1826 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 238
Trabalza, Leopoldo 1827-1829 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 238
Trentanove, Michele No earlier than 1825-1826 Sculptor or stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 239
Vacca, Giuseppe From 1819, and again in 1831 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 240
Vaini, Mariano 1832-1835 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 240
Vannelli 1825-1826 Sculptor or stonecarver   Tesan, op. cit., p. 240
Vergè. Possibly identical to Lorenzo Vergè 1816-1819 Sculptor   Thorvaldsen’s workshop accounts from 1816-1819
Wagner, Theodor 1823-1826 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 242
Weitbrecht, Georg Conrad 1828-1830 Apprentice sculptor and sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 242-243
Widnmann, Maximilian von 1836-1839 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 243-244
Wolff, Emil From 1823 until no later than 1828 Apprentice sculptor and modeler   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 244-246
Wredow, August From 1827 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 247
Wyatt, Richard James Ca. 1822-1823 Apprentice sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., pp. 247-248
Zanzi 1830 Stonecarver, presumably The architectural portion of the monument to Pius 7, cf. A142, A143, and A144 Tesan, op. cit., p. 248
Zwerger, Johann Nepomuk 1823-1825 Sculptor   Tesan, op. cit., p. 248


Unnamed, unidentified workers

Name Period of activity Position Sample works Source(s)
“… formatore …,” unidentified Ca. 1805 A plaster caster, who may have supplied Thorvaldsen with plaster casts   30.8.1805
“… questo scultore …,” unidentified Ca. 1805 Sculptor This sculptor was to produce, on Thorvaldsen’s recommendation, a marble copy in “colossal size” of Jupiter Otricoli in the Pius-Clementine Museum, Vatican City, cf. L99 30.8.1805
“… quello scultore …,” an unidentified sculptor living below Georg Zoëga’s residence in Palazzo Tomati Ca. 1805 Sculptor   30.8.1805
“… lo sposino …,” unidentified Ca. 1805 Supplier of plaster casts to Thorvaldsen   30.8.1805

References

  • Documents associated with the topic: Thorvaldsen’s Assistants
  • Documents associated with the topic: Thorvaldsen’s Atrium in Rome
  • Documents associated with the topic: Thorvaldsens Workshop Practice
  • Documents associated with the topic: Workshop Accounts

  • Kira Kofoed: Glossary of Terms in Thorvaldsen’s Workshop, The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives.
  • Kira Kofoed: Thorvaldsen’s Atrium in Rome, The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives.
  • Th. v. Liebenau: Oberst Carl Pfyffer von Altishofen und das Löwendenkmal in Luzern. Erinnerungsblätter zur Feier des siebenzigjährigen Bestandes der Kunstgesellschaft der Stadt Luzern, Lucerne 1889, p. 38.
  • Mascia Meleo: “Francesco Benaglia (1787-1846). La biografia artistica di uno scultore neoclassico,” in: Annali (Associazione Nomentana), 2005, p. 128-141.
  • Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, vol. I-III.
  • Harald Tesan: Thorvaldsen und seine Bildhauerschule in Rom, Cologne, Weimar, and Vienna 1998.
  • Thiele III, p. 125-126.
  • THM journal no. 2014-0147108 (on Bernardo Franceschi).
  • Doris and Peter Walser-Wilhelm (eds.): Bonstetteiana. Historisch-kritische Aufgabe der Briefkorrespondanzen Karl Viktor von Bonstettens und seine Kreises 1753-1832, Göttingen 2011, vol. XIV/2, p. 675 and 794-95.

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