The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Presumably 1836 The Hovering Graces, A338.
1836 Cupid with the Lyre, A33, copy in marble presumably executed by Johann Scholl after A786.
1836 The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, A601.
1836 The Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114, A115, A116 cast in bronze by Charles Crozatier (1795-1855) in Paris.
1836 Alteration of the original model Jason With the Golden Fleece, A52, from 1802-03.
Beginning of 1836 Childhood or Spring, A642.
Beginning of 1836 Manhood or Autumn, A644.
Beginning of 1836 Faith, Hope and Charity, A599.
Beginning of 1836 Youth or Summer, A643.
Presumably January 1836 Old Age or Winter, A645.
10.1.1836 Attends a merry party in the evening along with Joseph Anton Koch, Ditlev Blunck, Fritz Petzholdt, the Puggaard family, and others. Plays the tambourine and dances.
6.2.1836 Dines at the house the Puggaard family.
7.2.1836 Carneval celebration at the house of the Puggaard family in Via degli Avignonesi, in the company of Ditlev Blunck, Constantin Hansen, Ferdinand Flor, Fritz Petzholdt, Leopold Pollack, and others.
8.3.1836 Celebrates his Roman birthday at the house of the Puggaard family in Rome with tableaux inspired by his own and Raphael’s works and arranged by Ferdinand Flor. Song by Heinrich Jakob Fried. Music with lyrics by Scipione Barberi. The text for a song by Henrik Hertz for the same date suggests that a party was held in Denmark that same evening.
8.3.1836 Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday is celebrated by the Society of Danish Romans at Christianshavns Borgerdydsskole without the sculptor’s presence. Prologue by Jørgen Jørgensen, a song by H.C. Andersen and another one about Rome and Thorvaldsen by Henrik Hertz are sung.
10.3.1836 Visits the Puggaard family and gives Marie Puggaard an antique ring with a reproduction of The Goddess of Hope, cf. A47.
11.3.1836 Visits Bolette Puggaard.
23.3.1836 Excursion to Nemi and Monte Gentile near Ariccia, arranged by the Puggaard family.
31.3.1836 Thorvaldsen’s post as director of Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen) is extended.
7.4.1836 Visits the Puggaard family in the evening.
22.4.1836 Evening party at the house of the Puggaard family.
24.4.1836 Takes leave of the Puggaard family, who set out for Naples at 5 o’clock in the morning.
Presumably summer 1836 Apollo, A326.
Presumably summer 1836 Conradin, A150.
Presumably summer 1836 Erato, Muse of Lyric and Love Poetry, A333.
Presumably summer 1836 Euterpe, Muse of Music, A329.
Presumably summer 1836 Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry, A336.
Presumably summer 1836 Clio, Muse of History, A328.
Presumably summer 1836 The Genius of Light with Pegasus, A327.
Presumably summer 1836 Maximilian 1., cf. A128, is completed.
Presumably summer 1836 Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, A331.
Presumably summer 1836 Minerva, A325.
Presumably summer 1836 Mnemosyne and Harpocrates, A337.
Presumably summer 1836 Polyhymnia, Muse of Religious Poetry, A334.
Presumably summer 1836 Terpsichore, Muse of Dancing, A332.
Presumably summer 1836 Thalia, Muse of Comedy, A330.
Presumably summer 1836 Urania, Muse of Astronomy, A335.
Presumably autumn 1836 Arranges the collections in the Museo Gregoriano Estrusco, which opens in 1837.
Autumn 1836 Alexander the Great Sets Fire to Persepolis, A516, reworked version of A515.
Not later than September 1836 Maximilian 1., cf. A128, arrives in Munich.
Not later than 9.9.1836 Friedrich Schiller, cf. A770, modelled by Wilhelm Matthiä, is completed.
Not later than 9.9.1836 The Apotheosis of Friedrich Schiller, A135, is modelled by Wilhelm Matthiä.
Not later than 9.9.1836 Griffin and Lyre, A707, modelled by Wilhelm Matthiä.
Not later than 9.9.1836 The Genius of Poetry, A136, is modelled by Wilhelm Matthiä.
Not later than 9.9.1836 The Goddess of Victory, A137, is modelled by Wilhelm Matthiä.
Winter 1836 - 1837 Achilles and Patroclus, A494.
Winter 1836 - 1837 Achilles and Penthesilia, A496.
31.12.1836 The Accademia di S. Luca decides to strike a gold medal in Thorvaldsen’s honour, F8. The medal depicts the emblem of the academy and the art of painting, St. Luke the evangelist, after Thorvaldsen’s relief, A581.
End of December 1836 Comitteen for Oprettelsen af Thorvaldsens Museum (The Committee for the Foundation of Thorvaldsen’s Museum) is appointed.