The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Presumably 1828 Ludwig (1.), A232.
Presumably 1828 Wriothesley Russell?, A285.
Completed 1828 Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
Completed 1828 Venus with the Apple, A853.
1828 Henry Labouchère, A294.
1828 Vilhelmine, A196.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A377.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid in the Underworld, A380.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid at Sea, A379.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid on Earth, A378.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid on Earth, A729.
Not earlier than 1828 George Hilaro Barlow, A892.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A381.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A385, preparatory work for A381.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A386, preparatory work for A381.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in the Underworld, A384.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid at Sea, A383.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid on Earth, A382.
Beginning of 1828 Monument to Jane Lawly, A623.
Beginning of 1828 Jørgen Knudtzon and Alexander Baillie visit Thorvaldsen in Rome.
Completed not later than 1828 George Granville Leveson Gower, cf. A259, marble bust, unknown location.
Completed not later than 1828 Henry Thomas Hope, A825.
1.1.1828 Cupid on Earth, A387, preparatory work for A382.
11.1.1828 70 crates with Thorvaldsen’s works of art are loaded onto the merchant ship Therese at Leghorn.
11.1.1828 Forgets a letter at the house of Luigi Chiaveri.
17.1.1828 Evening party at the house of Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia in the company of Charlotte de Weykenskiöld(?).
February 1828 The merchant ship Therese leaves Leghorn with 70 crates containing several of Thorvaldsen’s works of art.
Presumably 17.2.1828 Supper on the last day of the carnival at the trattoria Lepre with the Persiani family and Karl August Nicander.
Spring 1828 Bequeathes his works and collections to Copenhagen.
Presumably 26.3. - 8.4.1828 Prince Frederik (7.) visits Rome with Thorvaldsen’s friend Conrad Rantzau.
26.3.1828 Awarded the title of Commander of the Civil Order of Saxony.
30.3.1828 Comments on the archaeologist Wilhelm Dorow’s collection of Etruscan antiques.
April 1828 Nicolaus Copernicus, cf. A113, is sent to Warsaw.
April 1828 The merchant ship Therese arrives in Copenhagen with 70 crates containing Thorvaldsen’s works of art, among them Christ and the twelve apostles in plaster.
Not earlier than April 1828 Marianna Florenzi, A278, is commissioned and modelled.
Not earlier than April 1828 Frederik (7.), A200.
Not earlier than April 1828 - not later than December 1828 Plaster casts of Christ, cf. A82, and the twelve apostles, cf. Peter, A86, Matthew, A87, John, A89, James the Younger, A91, Philip, A93, Thomas, A96, James the Elder, A98, Bartholomew, A99, Simon the Zealot, A101, Paul, A103, Judas Thaddaeus, A105 and Andrew, A108, are placed in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen.
It turns out that the statues of the apostles are too big for the intended niches.
Not earlier than 5.4.1828 George Hilaro Barlow, A289.
17.4.1828 Thorvaldsen probably has dinner with Mary and Benjamin Gaskell.
8.5. - 17.5.1828 Prince Frederik (7.) and Conrad Rantzau are back in Rome after a visit to Naples.
Summer 1828 Monument to Vaccà Berlinghieri, A613.
Summer 1828 The cast of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123, is shipped to Gdansk.
3.6.1828 Probably takes part in an excursion to a vigna close to Rome with Andrea Acquistapace, Anna Maria Uhden, and Elisa Paulsen.
8.7.1828 Baptismal Angel Kneeling, cf. A112, is commissioned.
August 1828 Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, is shipped to Thomas Hope in England 25 years after it was commissioned.
Beginning of August 1828 Thorvaldsen and Anna Maria Uhden enroll their daughter Elisa in Maison Royale de S. Denys, a French convent school in Rome. She remains here until December 1830.
End of August 1828 The marble reliefs Hercules and Hebe, cf. A317, Hygieia and Aesculapius, cf. A318, Minerva and Prometheus, cf. A319, and Nemesis and Jupiter, cf. A320, are placed on the façade of Christiansborg Palace.
Winter 1828 - 1829 Thomas Hope receives Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
24.12.1828 Christmas Eve is celebrated in Thorvaldsen’s rooms with Danes in Rome. Christmas songs by Ludvig Bødtcher and C.H. Lorenzen.
29.12.1828 Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123, has arrived at Gdansk.
31.12.1828 New Year celebration at Thorvaldsen’s in Casa Buti with, among others, Karl August Nicander.
31.12.1828 Awarded the Accademia Tiberina’s medal for 1828, F123.