The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Presumably 1833 Hylas and the Water Nymphs, A484.
1833 Conradin, A151, preparatory work for A150.
1833 Conradin, A820, cast of A151.
1833 Hovering Angels, A590. Model of bronze reliefs for the high altar in the Basilica di S. Gaudenzio, Novara (see november 1832), commissioned by Alessandro Antonelli”:/personer/antonelli-alessandro.
1833 Hovering Angels, A591. Model of bronze reliefs for the high altar in the Basilica di S. Gaudenzio, Novara (see november 1832), commissioned by Alessandro Antonelli”:/personer/antonelli-alessandro.
1833 Udfører relieffet Thorvaldsen ved målet. Nuværende placering ukendt.
Not earlier than 1833 The Genii of Music Playing, A587.
Not earlier than 1833 The Genii of Music Singing, A585.
1833 - 1835 John, A578.
1833 - 1835 Matthew, A575.
1833 - 1835 Maximilian 1., A762.
1833 - 1846 Thorvaldsen’s “studio museum” in his extended residence at Charlottenborg.
16.1.1833 Caritas, marble relief, cf. A598, which had been given to Hans Henrik Gunnerus, is bought by Kirkebygningskommissionen and placed in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen.
28.1.1833 Probably attends the celebration of Frederik 6.’s birthday by Danes in Rome. A song by Ludvig Bødtcher is sung.
Presumably spring 1833 The Ponte Molle Society arranges a triumphal procession in Thorvaldsen’s honour and probably presents him with the bajocco order, N90.
March 1833 Buys Wilhelm Bendz’ Artists in Finck’s Coffee-house in Munich, B197.
8.3.1833 Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday is celebrated by the Society of Danish Romans at Christianshavns Borgerdydsskole without the sculptor’s presence. 33 men attend. A song by F.C. Hillerup is sung.
12.3.1833 Frederik 6. gives Thorvaldsen permission to adopt his daughter Elisa.
28.3.1833 Appointed director of the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, due to Thorvaldsen’s message about his approaching return.
Presumably completed April 1833 The marble version of Charles James Patrick Mahon?, cf. A286, is completed. Location unknown.
6.4.1833 Recommends H.W. Bissen for the execution of the frieze for Christiansborg Palace, cf. the later Ceres og Bacchus (burned 1884).
12.4.1833 Elected honorary member of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna.
14.4.1833 Heinrich Mylius commissions a funerary monument to his son Julius, inspired by a treatise by Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803) on Nemesis, cf. A364.
1.5.1833 The corvette Galathea leaves Copenhagen bound for Tangier, Tripoli, Malta, Naples, and Leghorn.
19.5.1833 Elected honorary member of L’Ateneo di Brescia.
Not earlier than 27.5.1833 - not later than 6.8.1833 65 crates with Thorvaldsen’s art works are transported from Rome to Leghorn by boat.
Presumably summer 1833 Bacchante and a Satyr, A355.
Presumably summer 1833 The Abduction of Ganymede, A349.
Presumably summer 1833 The Abduction of Ganymede, A350.
Presumably summer 1833 Hebe and Ganymede, A351.
Presumably summer 1833 Hylas and the Water Nymphs, A485, reworked version of A483.
Presumably summer 1833 John, A582.
Presumably summer 1833 Luke, A581.
Presumably summer 1833 Luke, A583.
Presumably summer 1833 Luke, A584.
Presumably summer 1833 Mark, A580.
Presumably summer 1833 Matthew, A579.
Presumably summer 1833 The Genii of Music Playing, A588.
Presumably summer 1833 The Genii of Music Singing, A586.
Presumably summer 1833 The Fates, A366.
Summer 1833 Disagreement between Thorvaldsen and P.O. Brøndsted about Brøndsted’s collections, which have been given as security against a loan from Thorvaldsen.
Begun summer 1833 - completed 28.6.1834 The monument Johann Gutenberg, A114, is executed by H.W. Bissen under Thorvaldsen’s supervision.
Not earlier than summer 1833 - 28.6.1834 Preparatory work for the base of the Gutenberg Monument, A709.
Not earlier than 16.7.1833 - not later than 6.8.1833 The marble version of Christ, cf. A82, for the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen is sailed from Carrara to Leghorn.
23.7.1833 - 28.7.1833 The corvette Galathea is in Naples.
31.7.1833 Elected member of Det Kongelige Nordiske Oldskriftselskab (The Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries).
Not later than August 1833 Sketch The Invention of the Movable Types, C395 for the relief, A115. Part of the Gutenberg Monument, A114.
Not later than August 1833 Sketches of clay models of the monument Johann Gutenberg, A114 are sent to the Gutenberg Commission.
Begun August 1833 Maximilian 1., A128.
4.8.1833 - 6.8.1833 The corvette Galathea spends two days in quarantine before entering the port of Livorno.
7.8.1833 The corvette Galathea is loaded with 65 crates containing several of Thorvaldsen’s works.
Not earlier than 8.8.1833 The corvette Galathea leaves Leghorn bound for Copenhagen, carrying 65 crates with Thorvaldsen’s art works.
Autumn 1833 Ludvig Bødtcher helps Thorvaldsen in legal matters concerning his testament.
Autumn 1833 Sketch of The Invention of the Printing Press, A118 (preparatory work for A116, executed by H.W. Bissen). Part of the Gutenberg Monument, A114.
Autumn 1833 - 28.6.1834 The Invention of the Printing Press, A116 is executed by H.W. Bissen under Thorvaldsen’s supervision. Part of the Gutenberg Monument, A114.
Autumn 1833 - 28.6.1834 The Invention of the Movable Types, A115 is executed by H.W. Bissen under Thorvaldsen’s supervision. Part of the Gutenberg Monument, A114.
14.9.1833 Attends the opening of Raphael’s grave in the Pantheon. The event is depicted in Francesco Diofebi’s painting, B73, the tomb itself is shown in E1100.
20.9.1833 The corvette Galathea arrives in Copenhagen, carrying 65 crates with Thorvaldsen’s art works.
5.10.1833 H.C. Andersen sees in Campo Santo in Pisa Thorvaldsen’s newly erected funerary monument to Andrea Vaccà Berlinghieri, cf. A613
18.10.1833 H.C. Andersen arrives in Rome.
18.10.1833 Attends the re-funeral of Rafael in the Pantheon. H.C. Andersen sees Thorvaldsen for the first time.
19.10.1833 H.C. Andersen visits Thorvaldsen in Casa Buti, introduced by Christen Christensen.
Completed 20.10.1833 Monument to Raphael, A611.
21.10.1833 Christen Christensen works on an unknown portrait of Thorvaldsen.
22.10.1833 Awarded the silver cross of the Order of Dannebrog.
23.10.1833 Attends a soirée at the residence of Princess Charlotte Frederikke, where H.C. Andersen reads from his works.
26.10.1833 Asks Jonas Collin for help in financial matters.
27.10.1833 H.C. Andersen sees Thorvaldsen’s monument to Pius 7. in St. Peter’s, cf. A142, A143, A144, A145, A146 and A147.
7.11.1833 H.C. Andersen visits Thorvaldsen’s studios and sees Psyche in plaster, A26, and George Gordon Byron in marble, cf. A130.
Middle of November 1833 Christ in marble, cf. A82, is taken to the Church of Our Lady but is not erected until spring 1839.
18.11.1833 Attends a party in the Ponte Molle Society with Scandinavian and German artists, among them H.C. Andersen.
28.11.1833 Attends a magnificent party at the Palazzo Torlonia in Piazza Venezia given by Anna Maria Torlonia. H.C. Andersen and Horace Vernet are among the guests.
6.12.1833 Visits H.C. Andersen, who reads his Agnete and the Merman. Also present are H.W. Bissen, Fritz Petzholdt, Andreas Ludvig Koop and Henrik Hertz.
24.12.1833 Celebrates Christmas Eve at the Villa Borghese with a party of Scandinavian artists, including H.C. Andersen, Ditlev Blunck, Johan Niklas Byström, Ludvig Bødtcher, Christen Christensen, Thomas Fearnley, Henrik Hertz, and J.L. Jensen, Carl Gustaf Plagemann, Ludvig Zeuthen.