The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Presumably 1821 George Agar Ellis, cf. A299, marble bust, Holdenby House, Northampton.
Presumably 1821 Giovanni Battista Sommariva, A274.
Presumably 1821 - 1824 Anne Bingham?, cf. A308, marble bust, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Presumably 1821 - 1824 Georgiana Bingham?, cf. A313, marble bust, unknown location.
1821 Apollinaris, A186.
1821 Nicolaus Copernicus, A858.
1821 Alexander 1., A883.
1821 Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, A725.
1821 Monument to Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, A120.
1821 - 1822 A Boy, A65, is modelled by Giuseppe Tenerani after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Pharisee, A66, is modelled by Giuseppe Pacetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Old Scribe, A63, is modelled by Joseph Hermann after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Reclining Shepherd, A70, is modelled by Giuseppe Tenerani after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A79.
1821 - 1822 Hunter, A67, is modelled by Nicolò Marchetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Reclining Youth, A64, is modelled by either Luigi Bienaimé or Pietro Antonio Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Mother with her Son, A62, is modelled by Carlesi after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A75.
1821 - 1822 Father with his Son, A61, is modelled by Giuseppe Pacetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Youth, A60, is modelled by either Angelo Bienaimé or Francesco Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A74.
1821 - 1822 John the Baptist, A59, is modelled by Luigi Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A73.
1821 - 1822 Two Children, A68, is modelled by Bernardo Tacca after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1824 Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, new marble version without the hat, Prado, Madrid.
1821 - 1844 The Italian draughtsman Leonardo Camia draws several of Thorvaldsen’s works for use in graphic reproductions.
2.1.1821 Dinner with Christian (8.) Frederik, with Claus Christian Bang, P.O. Brøndsted, Carl Otto and Jacob Svitzer.
7.1.1821 Shows Christian (8.) Frederik round in the Vatican Museum, where they admire the Roman marble statue of Apollo Belvedere, among others.
7.1. - 13.1.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.
17.1.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik meets the Russian general Alexander Ivanovich Osterman-Tolstoy in Thorvaldsen’s workshop.
Completed not later than 24.1.1821 Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, A236.
27.1.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik visits Thorvaldsen in his workshop.
28.1.1821 Celebrates Frederik 6.s birthday in Christian (8.) Frederik’s Roman residence in the company of nobelmen and artists.
1.2.1821 Dinner with Christian (8.) Frederik, with Vincenzo Camuccini, C.F. Rumohr and Luigi Godard.
5.2.1821 Bibliothek der Deutschen is founded in Rome on the initiative of Johann David Passavant, Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, August Kestner and Ernst Zacharias Platner. Thorvaldsen and Hermann Ernst Freund were among the 58 co-founders.
7.2.1821 J.C. Dahl returns to Rome, and Thorvaldsen buys some paintings (in Thorvaldsen’s collection of pictures there are several works by J.C. Dahl, see B177 - B189).
22.2.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik visits Thorvaldsen, who is working on the marble version of Ludwig (1.), cf. A233.
Presumably 23.2.1821 - 26.2.1821 Thorvaldsen and Rudolf Schadow model, while other artists draw the beautiful Vittoria Caldoni in Franz Ludwig Wilhelm von Reden’s home in Rome, cf. Vittoria Caldoni, A279.
25.2.1821 Dinner with Christian (8.) Frederik, with Vincenzo Camuccini, C.F. Rumohr, Wolf Heinrich Friedrich Karl von Baudissin, Friederica Juliane von Baudissin and Otto Friedrich Magnus von Baudissin.
Not earlier than March 1821 - not later than 1822 Mother with her Child, A69, is modelled by Carlesi after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A77. The bust of the mother is modelled after Vittoria Caldoni, A279.
2.3.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik proposes other work for Hermann Ernst Freund as compensation for the lost commission for the Apostles. Thorvaldsen promises to set to work at once on Christ, cf. A82, and the twelve Apostles for the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, cf. A86, A87, A89, A91, A93, A96, A98, A99, A101, A103, A105, A108.
2.3.1821 - 19.3.1821 Christ, A83, preparatory work for A82.
2.3.1821 - 19.3.1821 Christ, A84, preparatory work for A82.
2.3.1821 - 19.3.1821 Christ, A85, preparatory work for A82.
2.3.1821 - 19.3.1821 Paul, A104, preparatory work for A103.
2.3.1821 - 19.3.1821 Peter, preliminary work for A86.
17.3.1821 - 26.12.1822 Cupid, cf. A22, is being carved in marble in Thorvaldsen’s workshop, including repairs after the collapse of the floor 8.11.1820. Today, the sculpture is in Vienna City Hall, Feststiege 1.
19.3.1821 Thorvaldsen has modelled Christ, cf. A82, and the apostles Peter, cf. A86 and _Paul, cf. A103, in clay.
Not earlier than 19.3.1821 James the Less, A92, preparatory work for A91.
Not earlier than 19.3.1821 John, A90, preparatory work for A89.
Not earlier than 19.3.1821 Matthew, A88, preparatory work for A87.
Not earlier than 19.3.1821 Simon Zelotes, A102, preparatory work for A101.
Not earlier than 19.3.1821 Thomas, A97, preparatory work for A96.
22.3.1821 Soirée with Christian (8.) Frederik, with Wolf Heinrich Friedrich Karl von Baudissin, Friederica Juliane von Baudissin, Otto Friedrich Magnus von Baudissin, Franz Ludwig Wilhelm von Reden, Elisa von Reden and the Riepenhausen brothers.
30.3.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik visits Thorvaldsen.
31.3.1821 Atanazy Raczyński’s marble copy of Ganymede Offering the Cup, cf. A41, is finished in Rome, today in the National Museum Poznań, Polen.
1.4.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik borrows 9,000 Roman scudi from Thorvaldsen.
2.4.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik visits Thorvaldsen and is pleased with the model, Nysø34, for Caroline Amalie’s portrait statue, A164.
6.4.1821 Attends a farewell party for Christian (8.) Frederik and Caroline Amalie before their departure from Rome.
7.4.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik presents portrait busts in plaster of himself, cf. A197 or A753, and his wife Caroline Amalie, cf. A716 or A754, to eleven named persons in connection with his departure from Rome.
7.4.1821 Thorvaldsen and other artists take leave of Christian (8.) Frederik, Caroline Amalie and their servants at La Storta, an inn 15 kilometres north of Rome. Thorvaldsen is presented with a snuffbox, N40, as a farewell gift from the Prince.
17.4.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik sends Thorvaldsen the measurements of the Princess for the portrait statue Caroline Amalie, A164.
May 1821 J.C. Dahl, A229, is modelled.
Summer 1821 An eye disease prevents Thorvaldsen from working.
June 1821 Christian (8.) Frederik presents marble busts of himself and Caroline Amalie, cf. A753 and cf. A754, to Giovanni Battista Sommariva. Present location unknown.
June 1821 Luigi Bienaimé starts Peter, A86, after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
June 1821 Starts Paul, A103.
June - October 1821 Wlodzimierz Potocki, A155.
23.6.1821 - 29.12.1821 Marble version of the portrait bust from 1818 of Caroline von Humboldt is being carved in the studio. It is presumably not completed. Location unknown.
25.6.1821 Dinner at Piazza di Sciarra with J.C. Dahl, P.O. Brøndsted, Hermann Ernst Freund, Jørgen Koch, F.C. Hillerup, Simon Christian Pontoppidan and Hans Michelsen.
27.6.1821 J.C. Dahl leaves Rome.
July 1821 Starts Christ, cf. A82.
10.8.1821 Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne is unveiled in the presence of Prince Christian (8.) Frederik, among others. Thorvaldsen is not present.
Not later than 12.8.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik commissions a table decoration in bronze of Thorvaldsen’s: Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29, Hebe, cf. A39, Jason with the Golden Fleece , cf. 52, Adonis, cf. A53, Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, Dancing Girl, cf. A178, and Pietro Tenerani’s: Psiche abbandonata.
Not earlier than 12.8.1821 - not later than 10.5.1825 Christian 8.’s table decoration is cast by Wilhelm Hopfgarten: Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29, Hebe, cf. A39, Jason with the Golden Fleece , cf. 52, Adonis, cf. A53, Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, Dancing Girl, cf. A178, and Pietro Tenerani’s: Psiche abbandonata.
20.8.1821 Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia presses Thorvaldsen for delivery of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
12.10.1821 Thorvaldsen complains about having severe arthritis.
Presumably November 1821 - January 1822 Christ, A82, is modelled by Pietro Tenerani.
Presumably completed December 1821 Pediment group John the Baptist Preaching, A59-A70.
End of 1821 The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, cf. A602, is modelled for the monument to Andrea Appiani.
End of 1821 James the Greater, A98, is modelled by Nicolò Marchetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
End of 1821 Matthew, A87, is modelled by Luigi Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A88.
End of 1821 Thomas, A96, is modelled by Giuseppe Tenerani after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A97.