|Presumably not later than 1841||Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, marble version with a panpipe at his left foot completed. Location unknown.|
|Presumably 1841||Achilles and Patroclus, A493.|
|1841||Andrew, A109, preparatory work for A108.|
|1841||Jude Thaddeus, A107, preparatory work for A105.|
|1841||A Woman’s Head, A814, relief fragment of Satyr Dancing with a Bacchante, A358.|
|1841||Buys Emilius Bærentzen’s Portrait of the actress Johanne Luise Heiberg, B205.|
|1841 - 1844||Cupid’s Head, A806.|
|1841 - 1844||Cupid’s Torso, A805.|
|1841 - 1844||Cupid’s Wing, A807_|
|1841 - 1844||Foot with Ankle, A809.|
|1841 - 1844||Psyche’s Head, A808.|
|Completed 3.2.1841||Leda and the Swan, A423.|
|Completed 10.2.1841||Christ and the Woman of Samaria, A568.|
|Not later than 18.2.1841||Cupid and the Sleeping Psyche, A428.|
|Not later than 18.2.1841||Psyche and the Sleeping Cupid, A429.|
|March 1841||The Genius of Light, A519.|
|3.3.1841||Member of the Academia de Bellas-Artes de Lisboa, Lisbon.|
|Not later than 5.3.1841||Head of Hans Madsen, Nysø103, preparatory work for A603.|
|Not later than 5.3.1841||Head of Johan Rantzau, Nysø102, preparatory work for A603.|
|Completed 5.3.1841||Hans Madsen and Johan Rantzau, A603.|
|Completed 8.3.1841||Jesus as a Child in the Temple, A567.|
|Middle of March 1841||Short stay in Copenhagen.|
|18.3.1841||Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg and the clergyman and writer Carsten Friis Wiborg (1813-1885).|
|21.3.1841||Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg, Lise and Jette Bagge, and the unidentified “Miss Baier”.|
|18.4.1841||Attends Elise Stampe’s confirmation at Susette and J.F. Schouw in Copenhagen.|
|20.4.1841||Harmony, drawing for Christine Stampe’s birthday, possibly C1160.|
|20.4.1841||Attends the celebration of Christine Stampe’s birthday in Copenhagen.|
|End of April 1841||Preparatory to the journey to Rome Christine Stampe and Thorvaldsen burn many of his papers and letters, “which it would be better to burn” – according to the sculptor.|
|Middle of May 1841||Short stay in Copenhagen.|
|18.5.1841||Farewell dinner with Christian 8. at Sorgenfri Castle before his journey to Rome.|
|19.5.1841||Travels from Copenhagen to Nysø accompanied by Susette Schouw.|
|24.5.1841||Cupid and Psyche, Nysø47, also called “Goodbye to Nysø”.|
|25.5.1841||Departure from Nysø Msy 25, 1841, C1063.|
Begins his journey to Rome with Christine Stampe and her family. Rides in his own carriage with coachman Niels Rasmussen.
Farewell ceremony on Præstø harbour. With the royal steam boat Kiel to Warnemünde. On board the captain Peter Wulff, Henriette Wulff, C.W. Eckersberg, G.F. Ursin, Carl Dahl, and C.F. Wilckens.
|25.5.1841||Honorary member of the society Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.|
|26.5.1841||Takes leave of C.W. Eckersberg, G.F. Ursin, Carl Dahl, Henrik Stampe and C.F. Wilckens in Warnemünde.|
|27.5.1841||Arrival at Neustrelitz.|
|27.5.1841||Visits the Court at Neustrelitz. Meets the author Christian Winther.|
|28.5.1841||Departure from Neustrelitz at 7 a.m.|
|29.5.1841||Arrival in Berlin.|
|29.5.1841||In the afternoon, visits the Tiergarten in Berlin in the company of H. Steffens. In the evening, in the opera to see Lucia de Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848).|
Meets with a deputation from the Kunstverein in Berlin and presents his latest works by the means of line engravings.
At 12 o’clock a concert with the pianist and composer Fanny Hensel.
|30.5.1841||Visits Friedrich Wilhelm 4. at Schloss Schönhausen in the evening; also present are H. Steffens, C.D. Rauch and A.W. Schlegel. Dinner at the house of H. Steffens and then goes to the theater to watch Oberon written by Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826).|
|31.5.1841||Dinner at the home of the sculptor Ludwig Wilhelm Wichmann. Friedrich Tieck is present.|
|Beginning of June 1841||Sees Consul Joachim Heinrich Wilhelm Wageners (1782-1861) collection of paintings in company with the art historian G.F. Waagen. Accidentally exchanges hats with Wagener, who keeps his hat as a treasure.|
|Beginning of June 1841||Visits the architect Wilhelm Stier.|
|Beginning of June 1841||Once again visits Fanny and Wilhelm Hensel. Thorvaldsen is portrayed by Wilhelm Hensel.|
|Beginning of June 1841||Visits artists’ studios and collections in Berlin. Visits Karl Friedrich Schinkel.|
|Beginning of June 1841||Travels by train for the first time from Berlin to Potsdam with the Stampe family and Heinrich Steffens.|
|Beginning of June 1841||Dinner at the home of Mathilde von Waldenburg.|
|Beginning of June 1841||Meets the writer and artist Bettina von Arnim.|
|3.6.1841||Banquet with Berlin artists and scientist in the Jagorscher Saal in Unter den Linden. A portrait bust of Thorvaldsen is crowned with laurels by the statue of Victoria by Christian Daniel Rauch. Speeches and poems are performed. Present are Peter von Cornelius, August Wilhelm Schlegel and others.|
|4.6.1841||Meets Wilhelm Dorow in Berlin.|
|5.6.1841||Thorvaldsen is portrayed by four artist in one sitting – Eduard Magnus, Wilhelm Hensel, B437, Franz Krüger og Karl Joseph Begas in the latter’s studio in Berlin.|
|6.6.1841||At 6 in the morning, Thorvaldsen again poses for Franz Krüger’s portrait at the home of Karl Joseph Begas.|
|6.6.1841||Visits the castles at Potsdam – Sanssouci and Glienicke – with the Steffens family. Meets children of the Royal Family, and Princess Charlotte of Hessen Kassel (1789-1864). Continues towards Dresden.|
|9.6.1841||Arrives in Dresden, stays at the Hôtel de France.|
|9.6.1841||Meets J.C. Dahl and sees Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the recently inaugurated court theatre in Dresden.|
|10.6.1841||Dinner with J.C. Dahl is interrupted in favour of a visit to Friedrich August 2. of Saxony at Schloss Pillnitz.|
|10.6. - 13.6.1841||Christine Stampe presents the sculptor Ernst Rietschel with a lock of Thorvaldsen’s hair.|
|10.6. - 13.6.1841||Visits several art collections in Dresden in the company of J.C. Dahl.|
|Presumably 11.6.1841||Dinner with the Saxon minister Bernhard von Lindenau (1779-1854) on Brühl’s Terrace in Dresden.|
|12.6.1841||Dinner at the house of the banker Martin Wilhelm Oppenheim (1781-1863) in the Villa Rosa, desined by the architect Gottfried Semper (1803-1879). Among those present is the banker’s son-in-law, August Grahl.|
|12.6.1841||In the evening, a gala performance in the Court Theatre in Dresden, hosted by Friedrich August 2. of Saxony, with an epilogue in Thorvaldsens’s honour. Subsequent banquet at the theatre.|
|13.6. - 21.6.1841||Spends a week with Friederike and major Serre at the Maxener Schloss in Maxen near Dresden together with J.C. Dahl and Raden Saleh.|
|14.6.1841||Meets Ernst von Brunnow in Dresden.|
Excursion from Maxen to the Königstein Fortress in Saxony. Meets the commandant of the fortress and minister for war, Johann Adolf von Zezschwitz (1779-1845). A cannonade is fired in Thorvaldsen’s honour.
From there to Pirna, where the night is spent.
|16.6.1841||From Pirna to the romantic Bastei rock formation. From there return to Maxen.|
|17.6.1841||Cupid and Psyche, relief, original plaster, Skulpturensammlung, Dresden (cast Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek).|
|17.6.1841||Elected honorary member of the Kunstverein München.|
|17.6.1841||At Maxen Thorvaldsen is portrayed twice: First in a painting begun by Raden Saleh and finished by J.C. Dahl, B467; then in another portrait painted solely by Raden Saleh.|
|20.6.1841||Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein portrays Thorvaldsen at Maxen (pencil, 35×24 cm, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden).|
|21.6.1841||Leaves Maxen for Dresden early in the morning.|
|21.6.1841||Meets Franz Pettrich in Dresden.|
Travels by train from Dresden to Leipzig. Stays at the inn Stadt Hamburg. Is received by a cheering crowd and musicians.
Visits the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Visits the Schlettersche Galerie and Heinrich Brockhaus’ printing house.
Later in Wilhelm Gerhard’s garden by the river Elster, close to the place where Józef Poniatowski was drowned.
|22.6.1841||Attends a “musical celebration” at 1 o’clock p.m., arranged by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, followed by dinner at the Hôtel de Saxe in Leipzig.|
|Presumably 23.6.1841||Stays overnight at Weimar.|
|25.6.1841||The Russian Grand Duke Konstantin (1827-1892), son of Nikolaj 1., visits the absent Thorvaldsen’s studio in Rome.|
|27.6.1841||Arrives in Frankfurt am Main. Portrayed by Johann Heinrich Schramm (1810-1865).|
|28.6.1841||Celebration with artists from Frankfurt, hosted by Charlotte Gontard, and arranged by Eduard Schmidt von der Launitz. A poem and a speech by Friedrich Hessemer are recited in Thorvaldsen’s honour.|
|29.6.1841||Travels from Frankfurt am Main to Mainz.|
Moves into lodgings in Mainz, arranged by Jakob Kraetzer, in a house on the bank of the Rhine.
In the evening, a torch procession and music in his honour.
Visits the flower decorated Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114, accompanied by the president of Rheinhessen Ludwig Christian Christoph von Lichtenberg. A large crowd cheers and sings to Thorvaldsen.
Visits the cathedral in Mainz.
|30.6.1841||Dinner in Mainz with President von Lichtenberg.|
|1.7.1841||Visits the antiquarian museum in Wiesbaden in the morning with Jakob Kraetzer. Returns to Mainz the same day.|
|1.7.1841||The city of Mainz gives a dinner in Thorvaldsen’s honour at the city hall. Receives the freedom of the city (diploma, N35). Gala performance at the Stadttheater. Cheered from the balcony of the theatre by a large crowd in Gutenbergplatz. Both the square and the Gutenberg-statue are lit by torches. Songs and poems are performed.|
Trip by steamship up the Rhine from Mainz to St. Goar near the Lorelei with Georg Christian Strecker (1800-1874), Ludwig Christian Christoph von Lichtenberg, Johann Heinrich Schramm and others.
Back the same day. In the evening a concert in Neue Anlage – today Stadtpark in Mainz.
|3.7.1841||Travels from Mainz. Is briefly accompanied by Ludwig Christian Christoph von Lichtenberg.|
|3.7. - 5.7.1841||
Brief stay at Mannheim. Is shown around by Jakob Götzenberger.
Continues to Karlsruhe via Schwetzingen.
|Presumably 5.7. - 6.7.1841||Brief stay at Bad Wildbad with Christine Stampe’s friend.|
|6.7.1841||Arrival in Stuttgart. Lodges at König von England at Schillerplatz.|
|6.7.1841||Visits the Schiller-monument, cf. A770. Meets Georg von Reinbeck and other members of Verein für Schiller’s Denkmal. The statue and the square are lit by torches, and a choir sings in Thorvaldsen’s honour.|
|7.7.1841||A deputation from the Stuttgart town government welcomes Thorvaldsen and invites him to attend celebrations in the coming two days.|
|7.7.1841||Excursion from Stuttgart.|
|7.7. - 9.7.1841||Visits several sights in Stuttgart and the surrounding country, among them Joseph Anton Gegenbaur’s frescoes in Neues Schloss, Schloss Rosenstein, and the mausoleum to the royal family of Württemberg in Rotenberg with two statues of evangelists after Thorvaldsen’s sketch.|
|8.7.1841||The Court at Württemberg gives a party in Thorvaldsen’s honour in the pump room at Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart.|
The city council of Stuttgart gives a party in Thorvaldsen’s honour at the resort of Silberburg. He receives the freedom of the city, cf. N37. A song for the sculptor is sung.
He is escorted back to his hotel by a torchlight procession.
|10.7.1841||Travels from Stuttgart.|
|11.7.1841||Brief stay at Ulm. In the cathedral, Thorvaldsen is recognized. A chorus comes and sings for him.|
|12.7.1841||Short stop in Augsburg. Visits a church and an art collection guided by Andreas Eigner (1801-1870).|
|13.7.1841||Arrives in Munich and immediately visits Maximilian 1., cf. A128, in the Wittelsbacherplatz.|
Receives many visitors, among others, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling.
Visits Ludwigskirche. Later Don Carlos at the opera.
|14.7.1841||Visits the royal palace Munich Residenz.|
|Middle of July 1841||Visits the bronze caster Stiglmaier, Schwantaler, Heideck, and others. Also a visit to Leo von Klenze’s Glyptothek.|
|15.7.1841||Grand celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour in the society “Die Zwanglosen” in Munich, attended by F.W.J. Schelling, and artists and scientists. Many poems to Thorvaldsen is read.|
|16.7.1841||Dinner with Therese af Sachsen-Hildburghausen.|
|17.7.1841||Informed of his honorary membership of the Kunstverein München.|
|17.7.1841||Awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael, N11.|
|19.7.1841||Celebrated by young artists from Munich at a party in Knorr’s beer cellar in Marsfeld. Poems and a play are performed.|
|20.7.1841||Om formiddagen audiens hos kronprins Maximilian (2.) i München.|
|21.7.1841||Farewell party with Danish artists residing in Munich, e.g. Wilhelm Marstrand and Frederik Ludvig Storch (1805-1883).|
|22.7.1841||Travels from Munich to Hohenschwangau, where Thorvaldsen calls on the Bavarian Royal Family.|
|Presumably 24.7. - 25.7.1841||Travels through Lindau to Friedrichshafen. From here crossing the Bodensee by boat.|
|Presumably 25.7.1841||Arrives in Konstanz by boat. Travels on right away.|
|26.7.1841||Passes through Schaffhausen and sees the Rhine Falls. Onwards to Zürich.|
|Presumably 27.7.1841||From Zürich to Goldau.|
|Presumably 28.7.1841||Up the Rigi, NysøC.|
|Presumably 28.7.1841||Climbing Mount Rigi, from (Arth-)Goldau, with an overnight stop on the mountain.|
|Presumably 29.7.1841||Down the Rigi, by boat to Lucerne. Visits Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119.|
|30.7.1841||Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour in Lucerne, at the Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119 music is played, and torches are lit.|
|Presumably 1.8.1841||Leaves Luzern by steamboat on the Vierwaldstättersee. Arrives in Flüelen.|
|Presumably 1.8. - 2.8.1841||Crosses the St. Gotthard pass.|
|Presumably 3.8.1841||Arrives in Lugano. Crosses the Lake Lugano per boat. From here onwards to Como.|
|Presumably 4.8.1841||Arrives in Milan.|
|4.8.1841||A board is formally elected to attend to the business of the commission for a monument to Frederik 6. in a general meeting at Skanderborg.|
|Presumably 5.8. - 7.8.1841||During his stay in Milan, Thorvaldsen sees the Brera Art Museum and visits several artists, among others Giovanni Servi. Dines with Heinrich Mylius in Milan and at his country house at Sesto San Giovanni.|
|Presumably 7.8.1841||Departs from Milan.|
|9.8.1841||Arrives at Genoa.|
|Presumably 12.8. - 14.8.1841||Stays at Carrara for three days.|
|Presumably 13.8. - 14.8.1841||Visits the marble quarries in Carrara and Seravezza.|
|Presumably 15.8. - 31.8.1841||Stays at Leghorn at Christian Dalgas. Excursions to Montenero.|
|Autumn 1841||Jude Thaddeus, A106, preparatory work for A105.|
|Autumn 1841||The Days of the Week Dancing, C1046 and C1111 (sketch for C1046) and The Days of the Week Dancing, C1047.|
|Presumably 1.9.1841||Travels from Leghorn to Pisa.|
|2.9.1841||Arrival in Florence.|
|Not earlier than 2.9. - not later than 4.9.1841||Thorvaldsen visits the American sculptor Hiram Powers’ in his studio in Florence.|
|2.9. - 3.9.1841||Meets the merchant Alfred Hage (1803-1872) and his family in Florence. Invites for dinner.|
|2.9. - 4.9.1841||Visits engraver Luigi Bardi, who gives Thorvaldsen a print of Rafael’s Transfiguration, engraved by Raphael Morghen, E839.|
|2.9. - 4.9.1841||Dinner at the home of Pietro Benvenuti.|
|3.9.1841||Party hosted by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Leopold II (1797-1870).|
|Presumably 8.9. - 9.9.1841||Passes through Perugia and Asissi. Sees Johann Friedrich Overbeck’s fresco Frants’ Rosenunder, 1829, in Santa Maria degli Angeli near Assisi.|
|12.9.1841||Reaches La Storta, Rome, and is welcomed by Danish, German, Italian, and Russian artists, etc. Is also welcomed by a deputation at Ponte Molle, and presumably presented with the bajoccoorder of the Ponte Molle Society, N89.|
Lodged in an apartment in Via di Capo le Case 75 close to Casa Buti with the Stampe family.
Visits Elisa Paulsen.
|Not earlier than 12.9.1841||Daily visits from the painters Albert Küchler, Constantin Hansen, Adam Müller and the writer H.P. Holst.|
|13.9.1841||Received in the Accademia di S. Luca.|
|13.9.1841||Thorvaldsen shows the Stampe family round Rome. Dinner at the home of Karl von Kolb.|
|Presumably 15.9.1841||Is received in his workshop by his assistants. A bust of Thorvaldsen, crowned with a laurel wreath, is presented, and an unidentified assistant recites a poem in the sculptor’s honour.|
|18.9.1841||Celebrates Christian 8.’s birthday at Karl von Kolb’s. Also Jeanina Stampe’s birthday is celebrated.|
|19.9.1841||Celebration of Thorvaldsen’ return to Rome in Teatro Fiano, attended by international artists there. Thorvaldsen is carried in a torchlight procession to his home in Via Sistina.|
|28.9.1841||Visits the Pantheon with the Stampe family. Climbs the dome.|
|29.9.1841||Vincenzo Camuccini presents Christine Stampe with Luigi Durantini’s drawn copy of Camuccini’s portrait of Thorvaldsen, NysøL.|
|29.9.1841||Attends the public art and craftsman examinations in Ospizio di San Michele. Meets here Vincenzo Camuccini and Alexandra von Dietrichstein.|
|End of September 1841||Visits the painter Carl Werner.|
|9.10.1841||H.W. Bissen and his family arrive in Rom.|
|9.10.1841||Excursion to Albano, Castel Gandolfo, Arricia, Genzano and Nemi ith the Stampe family and others.|
|Not earlier than 10.10.1841||Thorvaldsen and Christine Stampe show Emilie Bissen, née Møller, (married to H.W. Bissen) round Rome.|
|31.10.1841||Godfather to Heinrich Eddelien’s son Viggo Thorvald Eddelien, in the German Protestant Chapel in Palazzo Caffarelli, Rome. Party in the evening for all Danes in Rome.|
|Presumably November 1841||Visits J.F. Overbeck and sees the cartoon of Beweinung Christi, St. Marien zu Lübeck.|
|November 1841||Thorvaldsen is ill.|
|November 1841||Thorvaldsen and Christine Stampe burn “quite a few” of the sculptor’s “old things” in his rooms in Rome – probably letters and drawings.|
|Middle of November 1841||Moves into his own apartment in Casa Buti from the rented rooms in which he has stayed since his arrival in Rome 12.9.1841.|
|19.11.1841||Celebrates his birthday with dinner at the home of Elisa and Fritz Paulsen. Later Danish artists perform H.P. Holst’s comedy The Fairy Felic’idea, written for the occasion, in the Roman apartment of the Stampe family.|
|18.12.1841||Topping-out ceremony at Thorvaldsen’s Museum.|
|23.12.1841 - 13.1.1842||Ludvig Müller goes to Rome with his mother and his sister to care for his sick brother, Adam Müller. He carries a letter from Christian 8. to Thorvaldsen.|
|24.12.1841||Christine Stampe holds a Christmas celebration for Thorvaldsen and a number of Danish artists, among them H.P. Holst, Küchler, Breinholm, Jerichau, Holbech, Petersen, Adam Müller, Constantin Hansen, Peter Raadsig, Jespersen, Bravo and Thøming.|
|24.12.1841||H.P. Holst gives Thorvaldsen a modelling tool for Christmas.|
|24.12.1841||Portrayed by Henri Lehmann in Rome (pencil, 18,4×13,2 cm, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt).|
|24.12.1841||Gives Christine Stampe the drawing Mary with Jesus and John, NysøG, for Christmas.|