The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Not later than 1796 Bernt Anker?, A782.
Not later than 1796 Cecilia Kirstine Monrad, A745 og A747.
Not later than 1796 Peter Johan Monrad, A744 og A746.
Not later than 1796 Thomas Thaarup, drawing, the Theatre Museum, drawing for the engraving E2298.
Presumably 1796 Unknown, A888.
1796 A.P. Bernstorff, A743.
1796 A.P. Bernstorff, A817.
Not later than January 1796 Ole Johan Samsøe, C755.
Spring 1796 With the help of A.P. Bernstorff and encouraged by Peder Horrebow Haste, among others, Thorvaldsen obtains the permission of the Admiralty to travel to Italy with the frigate Thetis on her expedition to the Mediterranean.
6.3.1796 Is godfather to Henriette Johanne and Peder Friis’ daughter, Petrine Christine Engelbrechtine Friis (1796-1820).
9.3.1796 Takes part in the wedding celebration of Frederike Dorothea and Peter Hanning Hammer.
Not later than middle of March 1796 Frederike Dorothea Hammer, C746.
Not later than middle of March 1796 Peter Hanning Hammer, portrait drawing, private collection.
Not later than middle of March 1796 Peter Hanning Hammer, portrait medallion, location unknown.
Not later than 27.3.1796 Ernst Heinrich Løffler, A864 og A630.
31.3.1796 A.P. Bernstorff, A856, is shown to Hereditary Prince Frederik at the Academy of Fine Arts.
20.5.1796 - 30.8.1796 Charlotte Amalie Fisker, portrait drawing, location unknown.
Presumably June 1796 Commemorative pamphlet for Ole Johan Samsøe, drawing for engraved vignette in the magazine Thalia.
Summer 1796 F.C. Willerup, bust, probably plaster, location unknown.
1.7.1796 Thorvaldsen’s travel grant takes effect officially.
Not later than August 1796 Hans Christopher Sonnin, portrait drawing, private collection.
Not later than August 1796 Jens Ulstrup, portrait drawing, private collection.
Not later than August 1796 Johanne Ulstrup, portrait drawing, private collection.
Middle of August 1796 Farewell party for Thorvaldsen at the Royal Shooting Range. A song by Peder Horrebow Haste is sung.
23.8.1796 Receives Instructions from the Academy of Fine Arts concerning his journey.
29.8.1796 Thorvaldsen goes on board the frigate Thetis.
30.8.1796 Thorvaldsen leaves Copenhagen on board the frigate Thetis.
6.9. - 8.9.1796 The frigate Thetis exchanges shots with English ships in the North Sea.
10.9. - 19.9.1796 The frigate Thetis sails through the English Channel.
15.9.1796 The frigate Thetis lies off the isle of Portland in the English Channel.
21.9. - 6.10.1796 Gerhard Sievers Bille, C750.
29.9.1796 Johan Christian Gustav Hohlenberg, C756.
October or December 1796 G.F. Rørbye, C751.
October or December 1796 Laurits Jensen Grove, portrait drawing, location unknown.
2.10.1796 The frigate Thetis exchanges shots with two Portuguese frigates in the Bay of Biscay.
4.10.1796 The frigate Thetis passes Cape St. Vincent.
7.10.1796 The frigate Thetis passes Gibraltar.
8.10.1796 Thorvaldsen and others go ashore in Malaga. He calls on the Danish consul. Visits churches and goes to the theatre, etc.
9.10.1796 The frigate Thetis waits for favourable wind. Thorvaldsen and Peder Pavels go ashore in Malaga, visit a hospital, some churches, and a coffee house.
11.10.1796 The frigate Thetis weighs anchor and leaves Malaga, heading for Algiers.
16.10.1796 The frigate Thetis reaches Algiers and leaves its companion, the “present ship”, there.
17.10. - 22.10.1796 The frigate Thetis sails towards Malta in stormy weather.
24.10.1796 The frigate Thetis reaches Malta and is quarantined against the plague.
26.10. - 6.11.1796 Lorens Henrich Fisker, portrait drawing, Frederiksborg, Hillerød.
26.10. - 6.11.1796 Lorens Henrich Fisker, portrait drawing, location unknown.
Beginning of November 1796 Charlotte Amalie Fisker, portrait drawing, Frederiksborg, Hillerød.
7.11.1796 The frigate Thetis leaves Malta and heads for Tripoli.
13.11.1796 The frigate Thetis anchors in the harbour of Tripoli.
15.11.1796 Thorvaldsen goes ashore in Tripoli.
The same night the frigate Thetis has to weigh anchor due to stormy weather.
23.11.1796 The frigate Thetis returns to the harbour of Tripoli, sails two days later towards Malta.
2.12.1796 The frigate Thetis returns to Malta, in quarantine against the plague until the 18th of December.
Middle of December 1796 The Centaur Chiron Teaching Achilles Medicin, C499, drawing for the album of the ship’s doctor Hansen.
16.12.1796 H.A. Schmidt, portrait drawing, location unknown.
18.12.1796 The quarantine of the frigate Thetis against the plague is raised, and Thorvaldsen goes ashore in Valletta.
20.12.1796 - beginning of January 1797 Probably stays at Scamp’s Palace in Valletta for three weeks together with Pavels while the frigate Thetis is being careened.
26.12.1796 Visits the town of Mdina on Malta accompanied by Peder Pavels, Christian Georg Hansen, G.F. Rørbye and H.A. Schmidt.
At the turn of 1796 - 97 Outline of Fort St. Angelo in the harbour of Valletta, C818r (part of the motive).
End of December 1796 Makes a satiric drawing of an officer of the quarantine board for Peder Pavels, location unknown.