The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Thorvaldsen's Cohabitants in Casa Buti

  • Redaktørerne ved Arkivet, arkivet.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk, 2016
  • Translation by David Possen
  • A list of those lodged at Casa Buti, Via Sistina 46-51, Rome, during the first half of the nineteenth century. Casa Buti served as a long-term residence for Bertel Thorvaldsen and other artists, particularly those from Germany and Denmark. The Danish poet B. S. Ingemann called Via Sistina “Lykkens Gade”, attesting to the heartwarming depth of fellow-feeling among the artists living there.

    This list is updated at regular intervals.

H. C. Andersen, Thorvaldsen's House in the Via Sistina, Rome, October 19, 1833, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Odense City Museums
H. C. Andersen, Thorvaldsen’s House in the Via Sistina, Rome, October 19, 1833,
Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Odense City Museums.

Person No. Arrival Departure
Bertel Thorvaldsen 46 May 1804 1.10.1842 (24.3.1844)
C. F. F. Stanley 9.1.1805 18.11.1805
Christian Daniel Rauch 48-51 No earlier than 20.1.1805 No later than 3.2.1811
C. F. Høyer 50 Mid-November 1805 Mid-September 1811
Ferdinand Jagemann 51 No earlier than 1807 August 1810
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres 1810 1813
Wilhelm Schadow 51 No earlier than 31.1.1811 20.6.1819
Rudolf Schadow 51 No earlier than 31.1.1811 31.1.1822
Peder Malling 48 No earlier than Summer 1811 Fall 1815
Lauritz Kruse No earlier than 1812 No later than 1817
C.W. Eckersberg 48 Spring 1814 13.5.1816
Ludwig Sigismund Ruhl (1794-1887) 51 1815 1818
Adolf Senff 48 No earlier than 1816 No later than 11.7.1848
Luigi Canina No earlier than 1818 No later than 1856
Julius Eugen Ruhl (1796-1871) 51 1817 February 1819
Heinrich Lengerich (1790-1865) 51 No earlier than 1817
9.11.1822
No later than 1821
June 1825
Karl Wilhelm Wach 48 31.5.1817 June 1819
Hermann Ernst Freund 46 * No earlier than 3.5.1818 21.12.1827
Jørgen Koch 51 27.5.1818 No later than 1821
Julius Schoppe (1795-1868) 51 April 1819 February 1821
Ludwig Wilhelm Wichmann 51 Summer 1819 1820
Christian Molbech 46 Summer 1820 Summer 1820
Franz Lauska (1764-1825) 51 1821 1822
Paul Mila (1798-1848) 1822 1825
Karl Joseph Begas 48 1822 1823
Emil Wolff 51 9.11.1822 No later than 1879
Jacques-Ignace Hittorff 48 28.1.1823 15.7.1823
Ludwig Zanth (1796-1857) 48 28.1.1823 15.7.1823
Carsten Hauch Summer 1826 Spring 1827
Antagelig Frederik Ferdinand Friis No earlier than 1828 No later than 1830
Johann Michael Wittmer 48-51 No earlier than 1828 No later than 1880
Antagelig N. P. Holbech No earlier than 1830 No later than 1834
Franz Woltreck 46 No earlier than 1832 No later than 1836
Julius Troschel 51 May 1834 Presumably in 1838, but no later than 1863
Pietro Galli 46 Mid-August 1838 Presumably in February 1842
C. F. Holbech 46 Presumably in February 1842 Presumably ca. 1844
The residence was operated by Camillo and Anna Maria Buti.

* In Thorvaldsen’s guest room.

References

  • Documents associated with the topic Casa Buti.
  • Documents associated with the topic Rent.
  • Friedrich Noack: ‘Casa Buti in Rom’, in: Westermanns illustrierte Deutsche Monatshefte für das gesamte geistige Leben der Gegenwart, vol. 45, Braunschweig 1901, p. 788-795.

Last updated 31.07.2017