The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Select year or Time-Limits: 17701831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 18431898
Show: (see works)
Date Events Whereabouts Works
Presumably 1837 Amor, Jupiter and Juno, cf. A394, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
Presumably 1837 Briseis and Achilles, cf. A491, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
Presumably 1837 Hector with Paris and Helen, cf. A500, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
Presumably 1837 Hector and Andromache, cf. A501, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
Presumably 1837 Hylas and the Water Nymphs, cf. A483, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
Presumably 1837 Ulysses Receiving the Arms of Achilles, cf. A498, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
Presumably 1837 Priam Pleads with Achilles for Hector’s Body, cf. A492, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
Presumably 1837 Venus, Mars and Cupid in the Smithy of Vulcan, cf. A419, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
1837 Head of a Woman with Tiara, A723.
1837 Maximilian 1., cf. A128, is cast in bronze by Stiegelmayer in munich.
1837 The Invention of the Movable Types, A115 (part of the Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114) is sent from the bronze caster Charles Crozatier (1795-1855) to Frankfurt am Main, where it is prepared by J.J. Barth (? after 1837) and cast by J.G.B. Beyer (? after 1860).
1837 Frederik Siegfried Vogt, A221.
1837 Frederik Siegfried Vogt, A222.
1837 Carlo Torlonia commissions a series of bas-reliefs for Castelgandolfo, the villa of the Torlonia family. The reliefs are executed during the years 1838-1842 by Pietro Galli after Thorvaldsen’s sketches.
1837 Wilhelm 1. commissions marble versions of Childhood or Spring, cf. A642, Youth or Summerer, cf. A643, Manhood or Autumn, cf. A644, Old Age or Winter, cf. A645, Shepherdess with a Nest of Cupids, cf. A425, and Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, cf. A780. Today all in the Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart.
Not earlier than 1837 Achilles and Penthesilia, A495.
Not earlier than 1837 Old Age or Winter, A641.
Not earlier than 1837 Childhood or Spring, A638 og A910.
Not earlier than 1837 Manhood or Autumn, A640.
Not earlier than 1837 Youth or Summer, A639.
Beginning of 1837 Briseis and Achilles, A491, reworked version of A490.
Beginning of 1837 Chiron and Achilles, A488.
Beginning of 1837 Hector with Paris and Helen, A500, reworked version of A499.
Beginning of 1837 Hector and Andromache, A501.
Beginning of 1837 Homer Singing for the People, A502.
Beginning of 1837 The Genius of Justice, A531.
Beginning of 1837 The Genius of Governmemt, A530.
Beginning of 1837 Thetis and Achilles, A487.
10.1.1837 Comitteen for Oprettelsen af Thorvaldsens Museum (The Committee for the Foundation of Thorvaldsen’s Museum) initiates a national collection, i.e. an ‘Invitation to contribute to a museum for Thorvaldsen’.
Not later than 29.1.1837 Presents a version of the relief Cupid on the Lion’s Back, cf. A388 or A389 and A390 to Melchiorre Missirini.
30.1.1837 Awarded two silver medals and a gilt bronze medal by Gregory 16. for his efforts on behalf of Museo Gregoriano Etrusco.
8.2.1837 Awarded the grand cross of the Friedrich Order by Wilhelm 1. of Württemberg, N15.
Spring 1837 The Art Society in Frankfurt tries again to persuade Thorvaldsen to execute a Goethe monument; a project which, however, is abandoned.
Spring 1837 The models for the Schiller Monument are sent to Munich and cast in bronze by Stiegelmayer.
25.3.1837 Thorvaldsen donates plaster casts to the Stuttgart Art School.
27.3.1837 A poem by Henrik Hertz for the benefit of the building of Thorvaldsens Museum is recited in the Royal Theatre as part of the evening’s programme.
Beginning of April 1837 Attends the Cervaro festival with 200 participants.
21.4. - 4.11.1837 Alexander the Great in his Chariot, cf. A508, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome. Executed by Johann Scholl.
12.5.1837 The Students’ Association performs a play for the benefit of the planned Thorvaldsens Museum. The performance takes place at Pettoletti’s Theatre in Vesterbro in København.
28.5.1837 On the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the establishment of the provincial consultative chambers, a celebration is held at the Royal Shooting Range in Copenhagen. A song is sung to Thorvaldsen, who is not present.
Summer 1837 Apollo and the Shepherds, A344.
Summer 1837 Bacchante with Bird, A648.
Summer 1837 Outbreak of cholera in Rome.
21.6.1837 The Comittee for the Establishment of Thorvaldsens Museum holds a general meeting in the Students’ Association in Copenhagen. A new board of 15 is elected.
24.6.1837 Gottlieb Bindesbøll sends a project for Thorvaldsens Museum to Jonas Collin.
1.7.1837 Ludwig 1. rejects the erection of the bronze casts of A530 and A531 on the pedestal of the Maximilian Monument (cf. A128).
August 1837 Cupid and Hygieia, A372.
August 1837 Young Dancing Girl, A181.
August 1837 Young Dancing Girl, A182, preparatory work for A181.
Not earlier than August 1837 Cupid and Hygieia, A371.
August - September 1837 In company with the two german doctors Karl von Pfeuffer (1806-1869) og Lorenz Melchior Geist (1807-1867).
13.8.1837 - 16.8.1837 The Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114, A115, A116 is unveiled in Mainz at a four-day celebration. Thorvaldsen is not present.
Autumn 1837 Cupid with Roses and Thistles, A405.
Autumn 1837 Cupid with Roses and Thistles, A406, reworked version of A405.
October 1837 Excurion to La Storta outside Rome.
November 1837 Adam and Eve with Cain and Abel, A552, preparatory work for A551.
9.11.1837 Honorary member of the Archaeological Society of Athens.
19.11.1837 In Rome, Thorvaldsen is celebrated by numerous friends on his birthday. He shows his new relief Adam and Eva with Cain and Abel, A552.
27.11.1837 Meets the English painter George Richmond.
Winter 1837 - 1838 Thorvaldsen meets Frances Mackenzie again in Rome, and they are reconciled.
9.12.1837 Receives a visit from Sulpiz Boisserée.