The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Presumably 1831 Cupid and Erato, A343.
Presumably 1831 - 1832 Decides to have the apostles carved in marble at his own expense, cf. A86, A87, A89, A91, A93, A96, A98, A99, A101, A103, A105, A108.
Begun 1831 Walter Scott, A255.
1831 Four Babylonians with Horses, A507.
1831 Maximilian 1., jf. A189.
1831 Mother and her Children with Sheep, A511.
Not earlier than 1831 Cupid and the Graces, A375.
Not earlier than 1831 Cupid Riding on a Lion, A389.
Not earlier than 1831 Shepherdess with a Nest of Cupids, A424.
Not earlier than 1831 Pan and a Satyr, A352.
Beginning of 1831 August von Goethe, A632.
January 1831 John Wyllie, cf. A283, is modelled.
8.1.1831 The city of Turin sends Thorvaldsen a gold box in acknowledgement of his assistance to young Turin artists in Rome.
8.1.1831 Elected member of the Società di Musica.
25.1.1831 Elected permanent member of Kunstforeningen af 1825 (The Art Society of 1825, Copenhagen).
29.1.1831 Jonas Collin is in charge of commissioning a portrait bust of Thorvaldsen, executed by H.W. Bissen.
February 1831 Revolutionary atmosphere in Rome during the Carnival. Thorvaldsen fears for his works.
Spring 1831 Peter, cf. A86, and Paul, cf. A103, are sent to Carrara to be carved in marble.
Spring 1831 Considers leaving Rome as soon as his works in progress have been completed, due to the crisis in February.
8.3.1831 Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday is celebrated by the Society of Danish Romans at Bødkerkroen on Christianshavn without the sculptor’s presence. 27-28 men attend.
Begun 23.3.1831 - completed 13.1.1832 Bust of Thorvaldsen, G119, is executed by H.W. Bissen.
2.4.1831 Pius 7.’s monument, cf. A142, is unveiled in St. Peter’s, Rome.
16.4.1831 Meets Samuel Morse for the first time at a dinner party.
Completed May 1831 Marble version of Henry Labouchère, cf. A294.
May 1831 George Gordon Byron, A130.
Not earlier than May 1831 George Gordon Byron, A132.
1.5.1831 Awarded the title of Officier de l’Ordre Royal de la Légion d’Honneur, N21.
20.5.1831 Christian Friedrich Tieck’s copy of Goddess of Hope, cf. A47, is placed on the top of the granite column which constitutes the monument to Caroline von Humboldt in the garden of Schloss Tegel, Berlin.
Presumably summer 1831 Woman Letting a Boy Ride a Ram, cf. A506.
Presumably summer 1831 Warrior Leading a Horse, A513.
Presumably summer 1831 Ulysses Receiving the Arms of Achilles, A498.
Presumably summer 1831 Pan and a Satyr, A353.
Not earlier that summer 1831 - end of 1831 Cupid and the Graces, A376.
Not later than June 1831 The Genius of Poetry, A134.
Not earlier than June 1831 The Genius of Poetry, A131.
23.6.1831 The poet Angelo Maria Ricci sends Thorvaldsen suggestions for the cycle of Cupid reliefs in a letter dated 23.6.1831.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid Sets Stone on Fire, A404.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid Charms Flowers, A403.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid Sailing, A400.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid Sailing, A401, reworked version of A400.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid and a Dog, A398.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid and a Butterfly, A399.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid and Ganymede, A395.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid and Hymen, A455.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid and Jupiter, A392.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid Collecting Shells, A402.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid, Jupiter and Juno, A394.
Not earlier than July 1831 - not later than September 1831 Cupid, Jupiter and Juno, A878, presumably after a preparatory model of A394.
Presumably autumn 1831 Cupid Riding on a Lion, A390.
Presumably autumn 1831 Hylas and the Water Nymphs, A483.
Presumably autumn 1831 Shepherdess with a Nest of Cupids, A425.
Not earlier than September 1831 Cupid and a Dog, A396.
Not earlier than September 1831 Cupid and a Butterfly, A397.
Not earlier than September 1831 Cupid and Jupiter, A391.
Not earlier than September 1831 Cupid, Jupiter and Juno, A393.
11.9.1831 Threatens to resign from the Accademia di S. Luca, Rome.
14.9.1831 The Accademia di S. Luca asks Thorvaldsen to withdraw his resignation of 11.9.1831.
20.9.1831 Portrayed in a painting by Samuel Morse.
Presumably October 1831 Bernhard von Eichthal, A243.
Completed October 1831 Jacob Loewy?, A885.
Completed October 1831 Ludwig 1.’s version of Adonis, cf. A53, marble, Neue Pinakothek, Munich is finished. The statue was commissioned autumn 1808.
20.10.1831 Receives, through Torlonia, the third and last instalment (5,000 scudi) of the 9,000 Roman scudi that Christian (8.) Frederik borrowed from Thorvaldsen in 1821.
9.11.1831 Ludwig 1. is pleased with the completion of Adonis, cf. A53, and inquires about Maximilian 1., cf. A128.