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October 1781 Thorvaldsen is admitted to the first part of the Academy of Fine Art’s freehand drawing school (1. frihåndsskole).
October 1782 Thorvaldsen is admitted to the second part of the Academy of Fine Art’s freehand drawing school (2. frihåndsskole).
Presumably 1785 - 1790 Grandfather Clock, N150.
3.1.1785 Advances to the plaster school of the Academy of Fine Arts.
2.1.1786 Advances to the model school of the Academy of Fine Arts.
1787 Works on a portrait bust in clay, seen by Wilhelm Theodor Ferrini in Thorvaldsen’s home. It is not known who was portrayed.
2.1.1787 Awarded the small silver medal of the Academy of Fine Arts.
15.4.1787 Confirmation in Holmen’s Church, Copenhagen.
1789 The Royal Coat of Arms, A787.
1789 Executes four stone lions for two gates at Frederiksberg Runddel outside Frederiksberg Gardens.
Spring 1789 Cupid Resting, A756.
30.5.1789 Awarded the large silver medal of the Academy of Fine Arts for the relief Cupid Resting, A756.
Beginning of the 1790s Forms a society for drawing with C.D. Fritzsch, Heinrich Grosch and Carl Probsthayn in order to practise composition drawing for the competitions of Academy of Fine Arts.
1790 Member of Det dramatiske-literaire Selskab, known as Borups Selskab (The Dramatic and Literary Society, Borup’s Society).
Not later than 14.9.1790 Marie Sophie Frederikke, portrait medallion, plaster, location unknown.
Completed 14.9.1790 Executes Fama, Denmark and The Patron Gods of Norway for a temporary triumphal gate at Kongens Nytorv celebrating the arrival of Crown Princess Marie Sophie Frederikke in Copenhagen.
1.6.1791 - August 1791 Helidorus Driven out of the Temple, A829.
15.8.1791 Awarded the small gold medal of the Academy of Fine Arts for the relief Helidorus Driven out of the Temple, A829.
Autumn 1791 Achilles and Priam, A791.
1792 Hercules and Omphale, A749.
1792 Numa Pomphilius and Egeria, A748, first version.
1792 Man on Horseback, A872.
1792 Member of the Holstein theatrical society Det Holstenske Dramatiske Selskab.
31.3.1792 Helidorus Driven out of the Temple, A829 is displayed in the assembly hall of the Academy of Fine Arts as are the other prizewinning works of art.
Not later than 1793 Models a portrait of the painter Nicolaus Wolff. Whether a medaillon or a bust is unknown.
Presumably 1793 Johanne Cathrine Rosing, A816.
1793 Mother and Two Children, A750.
1793 The Children of Simon Jensen, A766, and A769.
1793 Charlotte Kirstine Reiersen, A897.
1793 Eleonora Maria Jensen, A765, and A768.
1793 Elisabeth Christine Saxtorph, A904.
1793 Holger Christian Reiersen, A896.
1793 Louise Augusta, A818.
1793 Matthias Saxtorph, A903.
1793 Michael Rosing, A815.
1793 Simon Jensen, A764, and A767.
June - July 1793 Peter and John Healing a Lame Man, NysøIr. Sketch for A830.
June - July 1793 Peter and John Healing a Lame Man, NysøIv. Sketch for A830.
June 1793 - 7.8.1793 Peter and John Healing a Lame Man, A830.
14.8.1793 Awarded the large gold medal of the Academy of Fine Arts, F35, for the relief Peter and John Healing a Lame Man, A830.
30.12.1793 Awarded a one-year scholarship of 100 rix-dollars by the Academy of Fine Arts. The scholarship was known as the “The copperplate engraver’s pension” (Kobberstikker-Pensionen).
1794 The Hours, A772.
1794 The Hours, Dep.22, executed from a sketch by Abildgaard.
1794 The Hours, plaster relief, Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen.
1794 Euterpe, A757.
1794 Euterpe, statue, stucco, Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen.
1794 Self-portrait, C885.
1794 Terpsichore, A758.
1794 Terpsichore, statue, stucco, Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen.
1794 Two Muses, statues, stucco, Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen.
1794 The Seasons, Dep.21, from Abildgaard’s sketch.
1794 The Seasons, plaster relief, Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen.
1794 Jon Erichsen, cf. casts A795 og A862.
1.1.1794 Watercolour drawing for Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals, Dep.19.
Not later than 31.3.1794 Minotaurus(?), clay, location unknown.
Presumably May 1794 Peter Olivarius Bugge, now lost, drawing for the engraving E2297.
November - December 1794 Numa Pompilius and Egeria, A748, final version of the relief from 1792.
Presumably 1795 Unknown, A913.
Presumably 1795 - 1796 Christian Ulrich Detlev von Eggers, C747.
Presumably 1795 - 1796 Hans Marcussen Ammitzbøll, watercolour and pencil on paper, Vejle Kunstmuseum.
1795 A.P. Bernstorff, A724.
1795 A.P. Bernstorff, A856.
1795 C. Pram, private collection, drawing for the engraving E2299.
1795 Christian Ulrich Detlev von Eggers, drawing for the engraving E2296.
1.1.1795 Watercolour drawing for Sophie Probsthayn, C821.
5.1.1795 Shows the relief Numa Pompilius and Egeria, A748, to the Academy of Fine Arts, with the result that his one-year scholarship of 100 rix-dollars is extended.
23.2.1795 Receives a visit from the portrait painter Hans Hansen.
2.11.1795 Applies for the travel grant of the Academy of Fine Arts, which is awarded on the same day.
December 1795 Carl Wilhelm Anton Eegholm, C754.
Not later than 1796 Bernt Anker?, A782.
Not later than 1796 Cecilia Kirstine Monrad, A745 og A747.
Not later than 1796 Peter Johan Monrad, A744 og A746.
Not later than 1796 Thomas Thaarup, drawing, the Theatre Museum, drawing for the engraving E2298.
Presumably 1796 Unknown, A888.
1796 A.P. Bernstorff, A743.
1796 A.P. Bernstorff, A817.
Not later than January 1796 Ole Johan Samsøe, C755.
9.3.1796 Takes part in the wedding celebration of Frederike Dorothea and Peter Hanning Hammer.
Not later than middle of March 1796 Frederike Dorothea Hammer, C746.
Not later than middle of March 1796 Peter Hanning Hammer, portrait drawing, private collection.
Not later than middle of March 1796 Peter Hanning Hammer, portrait medallion, location unknown.
Not later than 27.3.1796 Ernst Heinrich Løffler, A864 og A630.
31.3.1796 A.P. Bernstorff, A856, is shown to Hereditary Prince Frederik at the Academy of Fine Arts.
20.5.1796 - 30.8.1796 Charlotte Amalie Fisker, portrait drawing, location unknown.
Presumably June 1796 Commemorative pamphlet for Ole Johan Samsøe, drawing for engraved vignette in the magazine Thalia.
Summer 1796 F.C. Willerup, bust, probably plaster, location unknown.
1.7.1796 Thorvaldsen’s travel grant takes effect officially.
Not later than August 1796 Hans Christopher Sonnin, portrait drawing, private collection.
Not later than August 1796 Jens Ulstrup, portrait drawing, private collection.
Not later than August 1796 Johanne Ulstrup, portrait drawing, private collection.
Middle of August 1796 Farewell party for Thorvaldsen at the Royal Shooting Range. A song by Peder Horrebow Haste is sung.
23.8.1796 Receives Instructions from the Academy of Fine Arts concerning his journey.
29.8.1796 Thorvaldsen goes on board the frigate Thetis.
30.8.1796 Thorvaldsen leaves Copenhagen on board the frigate Thetis.
6.9. - 8.9.1796 The frigate Thetis exchanges shots with English ships in the North Sea.
10.9. - 19.9.1796 The frigate Thetis sails through the English Channel.
15.9.1796 The frigate Thetis lies off the isle of Portland in the English Channel.
21.9. - 6.10.1796 Gerhard Sievers Bille, C750.
29.9.1796 Johan Christian Gustav Hohlenberg, C756.
October or December 1796 G.F. Rørbye, C751.
October or December 1796 Laurits Jensen Grove, portrait drawing, location unknown.
2.10.1796 The frigate Thetis exchanges shots with two Portuguese frigates in the Bay of Biscay.
4.10.1796 The frigate Thetis passes Cape St. Vincent.
7.10.1796 The frigate Thetis passes Gibraltar.
8.10.1796 Thorvaldsen and others go ashore in Malaga. He calls on the Danish consul. Visits churches and goes to the theatre, etc.
9.10.1796 The frigate Thetis waits for favourable wind. Thorvaldsen and Peder Pavels go ashore in Malaga, visit a hospital, some churches, and a coffee house.
11.10.1796 The frigate Thetis weighs anchor and leaves Malaga, heading for Algiers.
16.10.1796 The frigate Thetis reaches Algiers and leaves its companion, the “present ship”, there.
17.10. - 22.10.1796 The frigate Thetis sails towards Malta in stormy weather.
24.10.1796 The frigate Thetis reaches Malta and is quarantined against the plague.
26.10. - 6.11.1796 Lorens Henrich Fisker, portrait drawing, Frederiksborg, Hillerød.
26.10. - 6.11.1796 Lorens Henrich Fisker, portrait drawing, location unknown.
Beginning of November 1796 Charlotte Amalie Fisker, portrait drawing, Frederiksborg, Hillerød.
7.11.1796 The frigate Thetis leaves Malta and heads for Tripoli.
13.11.1796 The frigate Thetis anchors in the harbour of Tripoli.
15.11.1796 Thorvaldsen goes ashore in Tripoli.
The same night the frigate Thetis has to weigh anchor due to stormy weather.
23.11.1796 The frigate Thetis returns to the harbour of Tripoli, sails two days later towards Malta.
2.12.1796 The frigate Thetis returns to Malta, in quarantine against the plague until the 18th of December.
Middle of December 1796 The Centaur Chiron Teaching Achilles Medicin, C499, drawing for the album of the ship’s doctor Hansen.
16.12.1796 H.A. Schmidt, portrait drawing, location unknown.
18.12.1796 The quarantine of the frigate Thetis against the plague is raised, and Thorvaldsen goes ashore in Valletta.
20.12.1796 - beginning of January 1797 Probably stays at Scamp’s Palace in Valletta for three weeks together with Pavels while the frigate Thetis is being careened.
26.12.1796 Visits the town of Mdina on Malta accompanied by Peder Pavels, Christian Georg Hansen, G.F. Rørbye and H.A. Schmidt.
At the turn of 1796 - 97 Outline of Fort St. Angelo in the harbour of Valletta, C818r (part of the motive).
End of December 1796 Makes a satiric drawing of an officer of the quarantine board for Peder Pavels, location unknown.
17.1.1797 The frigate Thetis departs from Malta and leaves Thorvaldsen there.
20.1.1797 Departs from Malta aboard a speronaro (coastal vessel) to Palermo.
23.1.1797 Arrives at Palermo.
25.1.1797 Sees a ceiling decoration by Vincenzo Manno in a church in Palermo. Visits Manno and spends the evening in his company at the local Academy of Fine Art.
26.1.1797 Visits the cathedral and other churches in Palermo.
27.1.1797 Visita Vincenzo Manno in Palermo.
28.1.1797 Departs from Palermo at 7 a.m. aboard a packet boat heading for Naples.
31.1.1797 Arrives at Naples.
1.2.1797 Thorvaldsen meets the Danish envoy to Napoli, Edmund Bourke.
2.2.1797 Visits churches in Naples.
3.2.1797 Has dinner at Bourke’s and meets Wilhelm Tischbein and Jørgen Scheel.
4.2.1797 Visits Tischbein in his studio and looks at antique works of art in Palazzo degli Studi.
5.2.1797 Visits the cathedral in Naples and other churches. After that, an excursion to Portici, where he sees the museum at Reggia di Portici.
6.2.1797 Studies antique art at the Palazzo degli Studi (the Archaeological Museum of Naples).
7.2.1797 Visits the Capodimonte Museum in Naples.
8.2.1797 Visits a number of churces in Naples. Dines with Edmund Bourke.
9.2.1797 Visits Wilhelm Tischbein and, once more, the Capodimonte Museum.
13.2.1797 Visits the porcelain factory Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte in Naples.
14.2.1797 Visits Christian Heigelin and sees his collection of art.
Presumably 15.2. - 5.3.1797 Climbs Mount Vesuvius in the company of the chemist Christoph Heinrich Pfaff.
6.3.1797 Leaves Naples for Rome, travelling along the Appian Way in the company of the German chemist Christoph Heinrich Pfaff.
7.3.1797 Passes Capua, Mola di Gaeta and Passo di Portella in Monte San Biagio on his way to Rome.
8.3.1797 Arrives in Rome. The date was later known as “Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday”.
Not earlier than 8.3.1797 Introduces himself to Georg Zoëga.
June - December 1797 Tyge Rothe, A225.
3.6.1797 Rents the former studio of the sculptor John Flaxman in Vicolo delli Aliberti.
Presumably autumn 1797 A.P. Bernstorff, A208, reworked version of A856.
September - December 1797 Carlo Francesco Bassi, A631.
Beginning of October 1797 Spends eight days at Genzano with the Zoëga family.
Presumably winter 1797 - 1798 A.P. Bernstorff, marble, Brahetrolleborg, Fåborg.
18.12.1797 - 24.12.1797 Walking tour in the company of Fernow, Legation counsellor Bielfeld (17??-18??), Johann Jürgen Busch and the painter Johann Martin von Rohden (1778-1868) around Rome to Albano, Genzano, Velletri, Cori, Palestrina and Tivoli.
31.12.1797 Arrested along with Carlo Francesco Bassi in connection with riots in the Piazza di Spagna. Released the same day with the help of Francesco Piranesis.
Presumably 1798 - 1804 Melpomene, copy after antique model, marble bust, Nysø.
January - June 1798 Bacchus and Ariadne, A1.
1.1.1798 Receives a document of protection from the Swedish diplomat Francesco Piranesi.
10.2.1798 The French army occupies Rome.
11.2.1798 Receives a passport issued by the Swedish legation in order to be prepared to flee if necessary.
15.2.1798 General Louis Alexandre Berthier (1753-1815) proclaims a Roman republic from the Capitoline Hill.
20.2.1798 Pope Pius VI is kidnapped and dies soon after at Valence in France.
25.5.1798 The painter Asmus Jacob Carstens dies.
Not earlier than 25.5.1798 Thorvaldsen is appointed executor of the estate of Asmus Jacob Carstens’ and inherits some composition drawings.
Summer 1798 Sends crates from Rome to the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen containing, among other artworks, the following for the judgment of the academy: Bacchus and Ariadne, A1 and Tyge Rothe, A225.
Not later than June 1798 Bacchus, buste i kolossalformat, sandsynligvis kopi efter antikt forlæg, antagelig modelleret og støbt i gips, næppe hugget i marmor. Uvist opholdssted.
November 1798 Neapolitan troops drive the French army out of Rome.
29.11.1798 King Ferdinand I of Naples enters Rome.
December 1798 French troops drive the Neapolitans out of Rome.
1799 Homer, A751.
1799 Pollux, Dep.24.
1799 - 1800 Agrippa, A759.
1799 - 1800 Cicero, A760.
1799 - 1800 Cicero, A761.
1799 - 1800 The Goddess of Peace, unknown today.
25.2.1799 The Academy of Fine Arts extends Thorvaldsen’s travel grant for another year.
September 1799 Neapolitan troops reconquer Rome and drive out the French army.
30.9.1799 Bacchus and Ariadne, A1 is presented to the members of the Academy of Fine Arts.
November - December 1799 The Roman Republic fails, and the papacy is reinstated during the year 1800.
25.11.1799 The Academy of Fine Arts extends Thorvaldsen’s travel grant for another two years.
Presumably 1800 Venus and Cupid, A13.
1800 Edmund Bourke, A900.
January - October 1800 Raphael, A752
Not earlier than April 1800 - not later than October 1800 Begins the first clay model of Jason with the Golden Fleece, cf. A52.
1801 Achilles and Penthesilia, A777.
1801 Mathias Saxtorph, A899. Thorvaldsen left the execution of this bust to another sculptor.
5.2.1801 The Centaur Chiron teaching Achilles Medicin, drawing in the album of Johan Jacob Ekman, private collection.
Spring 1801 Models a portrait bust of Johan Jacob Ekman, location unknown.
Not later than 22.4.1801 The first clay model for Jason with the Golden Fleece, cf. A52, is completed.
Not later than 22.8.1801 Thorvaldsen destroys the first clay model of Jason with the Golden Fleece, executed 1800-1801. The model is unknown today (however, see A52).
October 1801 The sixth year of Thorvaldsen’s travel grant is paid out.
Presumably spring 1802 J.L. Lund arrives in Rome and takes up residence at 21 Via del Quirinale.
Spring 1802 Sends five crates to the Academy of Fine Arts by the frigate Triton. The crates contain marble busts, books, etc.
Summer 1802 Prepares his departure from Rome in order to return to Denmark.
June 1802 Postpones his departure from Rome. Plans to travel with Georg Zoëga to Denmark in the spring of 1803.
1.7.1802 Thorvaldsen’s travel grant from the Academy of Fine Arts officially expires.
Presumably autumn 1802 Begins making the clay model for Jason with the Golden Fleece, cf. A52.
24.12.1802 Celebrates Christmas Eve in Villa Malta in the company of, among others, Ida and Friederike Brun, Zoëga, Fernow, Keller and Lund.
1803 Briseis and Achilles, A490.
Beginning of 1803 Herman Schubart arrives in Rome and meets Thorvaldsen, probably through Georg Zoëga.
28.1.1803 The clay model for Jason with the Golden Fleece is almost done. The model is seen by Friederike Brun, who then finances the original plaster cast, A52.
19.3.1803 Celebrating the making of the plaster cast of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A52. Thorvaldsen is crowned with a laurel wreath by Ida Brun.
Not earlier than 19.3. - not later than 21.3.1803 Thomas Hope sees Jason with the Golden Fleece, A52, in the studio and commissions a marble version of the statue, A822.
Not earlier than 19.3. - not later than 21.3.1803 Thorvaldsen’s return to Denmark is temporarily postponed due to Thomas Hope’s commission for Jason with the Golden Fleece, A52, in marble, A822.
23.3.1803 Thorvaldsen receives the first part of the payment for Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822 from Thomas Hope.
23.3.1803 - August 1803 Finelli & Keller begin work on Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
23.3.1803 - August 1803 Makes a contract with the sculptors Finelli & Keller for the delivery of a block of marble and the execution of the rough carving of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
3.4.1803 Meets Friederike and Ida Brun in the Villa Borghese gardens. Asks Ida to perform artistic poses (attitudes) with the words “oh! just some poses” (“o kuns nogle Stillinger!”).
13.5.1803 Attends the farewell party for Friederike Brun in the company of many Roman notabilities.
Summer 1803 Thorvaldsen is taken ill.
Summer 1803 Spends the summer in Albano, probably in the company of Anna Maria Uhden.
Presumably September 1803 Returns to Rome from his summer stay at Albano.
Autumn 1803 Makes the acquaintance of Caroline and Wilhelm von Humboldt.
November 1803 Herman Schubart encourages his sister Charlotte Schimmelmann to promote Thorvaldsen’s cause in Copenhagen.
Presumably November 1803 - January 1804 Meets Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke.
November 1803 - January 1804 Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke, A212.
November 1803 - January 1804 Ivan Vorontsov?, A302.
November 1803 - January 1804 Jevdokija Ivanovna Golitsyna, cf. A304.
Winter 1803 - 1804 Meets the Russian Countess Irina Vorontsova in Rome.
1804 Ganymede Offering the Cup, A41.
Beginning of 1804 - April 1804 A.P. Bernstorff, A209.
1804 - 1805 Venus, marble, ca. 130 cm, National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania. Cf. the larger version A12.
1804 - March 1806 A.P. Bernstorff, A207, marble version of A209 in reduced size.
7.1.1804 Thorvaldsen’s mother Karen Thorvaldsen dies in Copenhagen.
9.2.1804 Thorvaldsen and Christian Hornbech receive H.M. Frisch and his wife Dorothea in the Piazza del Popolo on their arrival in Rome.
Spring 1804 Theodor von der Ropp commissions some marble busts after antique models, later also Venus, cf. A12, and Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490.
Spring 1804 The statues Bacchus, A2 and Ariadne are commissioned by Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke. The commission is later cancelled by Moltke for economic reasons.
6.3.1804 Receives a grant from Fonden ad usus publicos (The Foundation for the Support of Cultural and Social Purposes), thereby obtaining official acceptance of his continuance in Rome.
End of March 1804 Conducts a party on a tour of Rome to various artists, among them Angelika Kauffmann, Joh. Christian Reinhardt, and probably J.L. Lund.
5.4.1804 H.M. Frisch and his wife Dorothea visit Thorvaldsen’ studio and see Jason, A822, and Briseis and Achilles, A490.
Presumably not later than 10.4.1804 Employs the marble carvers Camillo Landini and Peter Kaufmann in his studio. J.L. Lund supervises the studio while Thorvaldsen is away.
Not earlier than 10.4. - not later than 19.4.1804 Travels from Rome to Naples together with Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke one day during this period.
Not earlier than 10.4. - not later than 19.5.1804 Spends at least one day and night at the ruins of Paestum with Christoph Heinrich Kniep.
Not earlier than 10.4. - not later than 19.5.1804 Attends an archeological dig at Pompeii with, among others, Christoph Heinrich Kniep, who makes a drawing of the visit.
Not later than May 1804 Moves into the pension Casa Buti at 46 Via Sistina – his Roman home until his death.
20.5.1804 Passport issued for Leghorn.
20.5.1804 Travels from Naples to Rome.
Not earlier than 24.5.1804 Leaves Rome for Florence in the company of Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke.
June 1804 - beginning of July 1804 Stays in Florence, first in the company of Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke, then alone.
Not later than 2.7.1804 A studio is fitted up for Thorvaldsen by the Schubart family at Montenero near Leghorn.
Not earlier than 9.7. - not later than 16.7.1804 Travels to the Schubart family at Montenero and arrives not later than 16.7.1804.
Not earlier than 9.7. - not later than 6.8.1804 Herman Schubart, A718.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Apollon Belvedere, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Bacchus, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Cicero, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Homer, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Melpomene, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Sappho, presumably copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Venus Medici, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
Begun 6.8.1804 Jacqueline Schubart, A719.
11.8.1804 Passport issued for a trip from Leghorn to Genoa and back.
Middle of August 1804 Travels with Herman Schubart to the marble quarries in Carrara and to Genoa.
End of August 1804 Selects blocks of marble at Carrara.
Autumn 1804 Outbreak of yellow fever in and around Leghorn.
Presumably 10.9.1804 Return to Montenero.
23.9.1804 Appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Accademia Fiorentina.
Completed not later than 24.9.1804 The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, plaster model for the relief, cf. A705, made for Jacqueline Schubart as a birthday present.
24.9.1804 Departure from Montenero.
25.9.1804 Travels from Leghorn bound for Rome in the company of Friedrich Matthäi.
Beginning of October 1804 Returns to Rome.
Completed December 1804 Bacchus, A2.
Presumably 1805 - 1806 Christoph August Tiedge, A851.
Presumably 1805 - 1806 Christoph August Tiedge, marble, whereabouts unknown.
Presumably 1805 - 1806 Elisa von der Recke, A852.
Presumably 1805 - 1806 Elisa von der Recke, A869.
1805 Apollo, A3.
1805 Conrad Rantzau, A211.
1805 A monument to Dante is commissioned for the church of St. Croce, Florence. The monument is never executed by Thorvaldsen but is given to the sculptor Stefano Ricci (1765-1837) in 1830, cf. the drafts C553r, C554, C555r og C555v.
1805 Begins a sculpture, Mars and Venus, later reworked as Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, which in turn becomes the starting point for Mars and Cupid, A7.
1805 - 1806 Conrad Rantzau, marmorbuste, Schloss Breitenburg, Holstein, jf. A211.
1805 - 1806 Christoph August Tiedge, A240.
1805 - 1806 Elisa von der Recke, A879.
Presumably 9.1.1805 Thorvaldsen’s friend, C.F.F. Stanley arrives in Rome and moves into Casa Buti.
Presumably spring 1805 Models a portrait bust of Caroline von Humboldt. The location of the original model is unknown.
Beginning of March 1805 C.F.F. Stanley proposes that Gotskalk Thorvaldsen be admitted to Vartov (an institution for the poor, sick and old).
26.4.1805 Andreas Weidenhaupt dies, and a professorship in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts becomes vacant.
6.5.1805 Thorvaldsen becomes a member of the Academy of Fine Arts and is nominated for the vacant post of professor of sculpture.
Summer 1805 Inquiry from the President of the USA, Thomas Jefferson, about the execution of a monument to Freedom. The negotiations do not result in a commission. Female figure in a Phrygian cap, C6r, might be a sketch for this monument.
Summer 1805 - March 1806 Herman Schubart, A219.
Summer 1805 - June 1806 Socrates, copy after an antique bust in Villa Albani, location unknown.
7.6.1805 Christian 7. appoints Thorvaldsen professor of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts.
13.6.1805 Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is admitted to Vartov (an institution for the poor, sick and old).
August - September 1805 The Baptism of Christ, A736, executed for Baptismal Font, A555,1.
August - September 1805 Forarbejde til, eller en første udgave af Minerva og Prometheus, jf. A319.
August 1805 - March 1806 Jacqueline Schubart, A220.
Beginning of August 1805 Travels from Rome to Montenero via Florence and Leghorn in the company of Conrad Rantzau.
9.8.1805 Arrives at Montenero.
16.8.1805 Elected honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
Autumn 1805 Caroline von Humboldt, marble bust, Schloss Tegel, Berlin until 1945, present location unknown.
September 1805 - 26.4.1806 Camillo Landini finishes the statue Bacchus, probably lost, cf. A2.
11.9.1805 Leaves most likely Montenero this day with Christian Stub. Passport for Rome is issued in Leghorn.
Middle of September 1805 Travels to Pisa and visits Filippo Mazzei to discuss a possible commission for a monument to Freedom for the USA.
Middle of September 1805 Stays in Florence for two days in the company of Christian Stub.
19.9.1805 Passes through the town of Acquapendente, ca. 130 km north of Rome.
21.9.1805 Arrives in Rome.
Not earlier than 21.9.1805 Jupiter Otricoli, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
28.9.1805 Caspar Bartholin dies. Thorvaldsen takes his deathmask, which later is used as the model of the bust A227.
Middle of November 1805 Den danske maler C.F. Høyer ankommer til Rom. Han flytter antagelig med det samme ind i Casa Buti.
18.11.1805 Thorvaldsen’s close friend C.F.F. Stanley dies.
20.11.1805 C.F.F. Stanley begraves om aftenen på den protestantiske kirkegård i Rom. Graven kendes ikke i dag.
Not later than December 1805 Draws Cupid with a Butterfly for Herman Schubart’s birthday, location unknown, possibly Dep.7.
Presumably 1806 Jacob Laurids Thrane, A881.
1806 Herman Schubart, A812.
1806 Jacqueline Schubart, A813.
1806 - February 1807 Hebe, A37.
14.1.1806 Deltager i fejringen af Herman Schubarts fødselsdag ved punchselskab i Rom, dog uden fødselarens tilstedeværelse.
14.2.1806 Bliver anmodet at udføre et udkast til et monument for USAs sejr over Tripoli i 1805. Bestillingen bliver ikke til noget.
12.3.1806 Thorvaldsen’s friend Christian Stub dies.
Presumably June 1806 Jacob Baden, A802.
Summer 1806 - summer 1807 The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, A705, unfinished.
Not later than June 1806 Apollon, copy after Apollon Giustiniani, marble, Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.
June - September 1806 Jacob Baden, A863.
Autumn 1806 Psyche, A26.
Completed not later than 5.9.1806 Caritas, C820, givet til Jacqueline Schubart i anledning af hendes fødselsdag 10.9.1806.
24.10.1806 Thorvaldsen’s father Gotskalk Thorvaldsen dies at Vartov (an institution for the poor, sick and old).
Presumably 9.11.1806 Andreas Dobert Kalleberg and Jacob Laurids Thrane leave Rome bound for Denmark.
Winter 1806 - 1807 Psyche, statue, marmor, ca. 130 cm, ukendt opholdssted.
31.12.1806 C.F. Hansen bestiller fire relieffer til Christiansborgs facade, der senere bliver til Herkules og Hebe, jf. A317, Hygieia og Æskulap, jf. A318, Minerva og Prometheus, jf. A319 og Nemesis og Jupiter, jf. A320. Desuden bestiller han de aldrig udførte værker til facaden af Råd- og Domhuset i København.
1807 - 1808 Minerva and Prometheus, A319.
Not later than 14.1.1807 Bacchus Offers Cupid to Drink, C715, is executed for Herman Schubarts birthday.
14.1.1807 Deltager i fejringen af Herman Schubarts fødselsdag i Rom, arrangeret af Friedrich Matthäi, dog uden fødselarens tilstedeværelse.
February 1807 - 22.10.1808 Baptismal Font, marble version for the church of Brahetrolleborg, Funen, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4.
Spring 1807 Cupid Holding a Butterfly to Hurt it with an Arrow. Only known from Mori, op. cit..
Later reworked as Cupid Triumphant, A22.
April 1807 Tutors Ida Brun in drawing.
29.4.1807 Marcus Gerhard Rosencrone bestiller en buste af sin afdøde svigerfar Henrik Hielmstierne. Busten modelleres dog først antagelig 1812, jf. A210.
4.5.1807 Elected honorary member of the Accademia Italiana. It is uncertain whether the membership was confirmed.
Not earlier than June 1807 The Virgin with Jesus and John, A556, reworked version of relief on Baptismal Font, A555,2.
Not earlier than June 1807 - not later than 1808 Baptismal Font, A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4.
Not earlier than June 1807 - not later than 1808 Christ Blessing the Children, A737, maybe executed as a sketch for Baptismal Font, A555,4.
Not later than 6.6.1807 Jacob Laurids Thrane, Dep.36.
Not later than July 1807 Cupid and Psyche, A28.
21.9.1807 Thorvaldsen returns to Rome after a short stay in the country.
Presumably not later than 1808 A Genio Lumen (The Genius of Art and Light), A517, probably preparatory work for A518.
1808 A Genio Lumen (The Genius of Art and Light), A518.
1808 Adonis, A53.
1808 Wilhelm von Humboldt, A237.
Not earlier than 1808 A Genio Lumen (The Genius of Art and Light), A828.
Not earlier than 1808 Adonis, A789.
Completed January 1808 Gipsmodellen til Den fredsbringende Mars, fuldføres, jf. Ferdinando Moris tegning D174. Denne Mars-figur indgik senere i gruppen Mars og Amor, A7.
Not later than 14.1.1808 The drawing The Virgin with Jesus and John is executed for Herman Schubart’s birthday, private collection, Sanderumgaard, Funen.
14.1.1808 Deltager i fejringen af Herman Schubarts fødselsdag i Rom, arrangeret af J.L. Lund, dog uden fødselarens tilstedeværelse.
6.3.1808 Elected member and professor at the Accademia di S. Luca in Rome.
Autumn 1808 Statuette of Vesta is executed for Herman Schubart’s birthday 14.1.1809, location unknown.
Presumably November 1808 Hercules and Hebe, A317.
Presumably November 1808 Hygieia and Aesculapius, A318.
Presumably 1809 Mercury Brings Bacchus to Ino, A346, reworked version of A347.
Presumably 1809 - 1810 Hercules and Hebe, A321, reduced version of A317.
Presumably 1809 - 1810 Hygieia and Aesculapius, A322, reduced version of A318.
1809 Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, A780.
1809 Cupid Riding on a Lion, A388.
1809 Mercury Brings Bacchus to Ino, A347.
1809 The Birth of Venus, A348.
1809 Ida Brun, A218.
1809 Sophie Dorothea Høyer, A228.
1809 Wilhelm Malte Putbus commissions more reliefs for his castle on the island of Rügen.
1809 Visits the Pantheon, Rome, and sees Gaspare Landi’s and Vincenzo Camuccini’s paintings for the church of San Giovanni in Canale, Piacenza.
Not earlier than 1809 Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, A417.
Not earlier than 1809 Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, A418, reworked version of A780.
14.1.1809 Arrangerer fejringen af Herman Schubarts fødselsdag i Rom, dog uden fødselarens tilstedeværelse.
10.2.1809 Georg Zoëga, C761r, is portrayed on his deathbed.
10.2.1809 Georg Zoëga dies, Thorvaldsen is appointed one of the executors of the estate.
April 1809 Adam Oehlenschläger arrives in Rome and is introduced to Thorvaldsen by Georg Koës.
Summer 1809 Visits Friederike Brun in Albano and Oehlenschläger in Grottaferata.
4.6.1809 Nicolai Abildgaard dies at Sorgenfri (near Copenhagen). Thorvaldsen hears about his death for the first time in a letter from Herman Schubart, 27.7.1809.
8.6.1809 Crown Prince Ludwig 1. of Bavaria consults Thorvaldsen regarding acquisitions of antique works of art.
July 1809 Joseph Anton Koch proposes the publication of a book with engravings of Thorvaldsen’s works. The idea is abandoned by the end of 1809.
6.7.1809 Pope Pius VII is abducted from Rome.
Presumably August 1809 - August 1810 Cupid Holding a Butterfly to Hurt it with an Arrow, statue, marble, location unknown. Commissioned by Theodor von Hahn. Only known from Mori, op. cit.
Not later than 10.9.1809 Madonna med barnet, tegning, privateje, foræres til Jacqueline Schubart i anledning af hendes fødselsdag.
16.9.1809 Appointed member of a commission for an official art exhibition in Rome, arranged by the French government.
October 1809 The archaeologist P.O. Brøndsted arrives in Rome and makes friends with Thorvaldsen.
Not later than 19.11.1809 Ida Brun, A810.
Completed December 1809 Hector with Paris and Helen, A499.
24.12.1809 Celebrates Christmas Eve in the house of the Riepenhausen brothers, with P.O. Brøndsted, Georg Koës and others. The Christmas party concludes with dancing.
Presumably 1810 Mars and Cupid, A7.
Presumably 1810 Nemesis and Jupiter, A324, reduced version of A320.
Presumably 1810 Venus, Mars and Cupid in Vulcan’s Smithy, A419.
Presumably 1810 Alexandra von Dietrichstein, A238.
1810 Cupid Revives Psyche, A431.
1810 Caritas, A598.
1810 Nemesis and Jupiter, A320.
1810 Bertel Thorvaldsen, A223.
1810 Becomes friendly with Christian Daniel Rauch.
Not earlier than 1810 Cupid with a Swan and Boys Picking Fruit, Summer, A410.
Not earlier than 1810 Cupid and Bacchus, A408.
Not earlier than 1810 Cupid and Bacchus, Autumn, A412.
Not earlier than 1810 Cupid Revives Psyche, A430.
Not earlier than 1810 Cupid Revives Psyche, A866.
Not earlier than 1810 Caritas, A597.
Not later than 14.1.1810 Hygieia og Amor, tegning, ukendt opholdssted, foræres til Herman Schubart i anledning af hans fødselsdag.
14.1.1810 Arrangerer fejringen af Herman Schubarts fødselsdag i Rom, dog uden fødselarens tilstedeværelse.
28.1.1810 Awarded the Order of Dannebrog, which is presented to him by Herman Schubart 12.3.1810.
Spring 1810 Mother with Child, receiving fruits from another woman, relief, location unknown.
Spring 1810 Goethe asks for a line drawing of one of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures through Caroline von Humboldt.
March 1810 Vincenzo Camuccini, A282.
Not earlier than April 1810 Vincenzo Camuccini, A281.
End of April 1810 P.O. Brøndsted and Georg Koës leave Rome heading for Greece.
Summer 1810 Thorvaldsen er, formodentlig, syg.
28.7.1810 Probably attends the farewell party for J.L. Lund.
8.8.1810 Passport for Leghorn issued in Rome.
12.8.1810 J.L. Lund leaves Rome, bound for Copenhagen, in the company of Friederike Brun and Ida Brun.
22.8.1810 Passport stamped in Florence on his way to Leghorn.
End of August 1810 Arrives at Montenero. The first part of the journey in the company of Ida and Friederike Brun.
Presumably September 1810 Cupid with a Swan and Boys Picking Fruit, Summer, A411.
Presumably September 1810 Cupid and Bacchus, Autumn, A413.
10.9.1810 Thorvaldsen gives Jacqueline Schubart the model of Cupid Revives Psyche, A431, for her birthday.
15.9.1810 Passport stamped in Leghorn in order to begin the journey back to Rome.
19.9.1810 Arrives at Florence.
25.9.1810 Passport stamped in Florence. The journey back to Rome is probably via Siena in the company of Christian Daniel Rauch.
October 1810 Meets the Swedish sculptor Johan Niklas Byström in Rome.
October 1810 Encouraged by Friedrich Wilhelm 3. to compete with Canova to win the order for a funerary monument to the Prussian Queen Louise (1776-1810). Thorvaldsen, however, refuses to take part in the competition.
1811 The brothers Riepenhausen and Ferdinando Mori publish a book with line engravings of Thorvaldsen’s works.
Presumably January 1811 The sculptures Venus with the Apple and Bacchus (probably versions of A12 and A2) are commissioned by Wilhelm Malte Putbus.
January 1811 Thorvaldsen suffers from inflammation of the eyes and rheumatism.
Not later than 14.1.1811 The Centaur Chiron teaching Achilles to shoot with the Bow, C780, is sent to Herman Schubart for his birthday.
Not later than 5.3.1811 Bertel Thorvaldsen, a version of A223, is commissioned by Hans West for the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
12.3.1811 Elected member of the Königliche Preussische Academie der Künste in Berlin.
April - December 1811 In Denmark Herman Schubart shows the book with line engravings of Thorvaldsen’s works by the brothers Riepenhausen and Ferdinando Mori.
22.5.1811 Reliefs and bust for the Monument to Auguste Böhmer, A700, A701, A702 and A703, are commissioned, and during the year F.W.J. Schelling and Thorvaldsen discuss the execution of the work in their correspondence.
Summer 1811 His friend C.F. Høyer leaves Italy. Peder Malling arrives in Rome.
July 1811 Thorvaldsen’s friendKratzenstein Stub leaves Rome.
28.8.1811 Elected honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.
Not later than 10.9.1811 Maria med Christus og Johannes, Dep.4, udføres til Jacqueline Schubarts fødselsdag.
29.10.1811 Convalescing at Ariccia with Marianna Rinaldi, probably with his son Carlo Alberto Thorvaldsen, who is also ill.
Winter 1811 - 1812 The Quirinal Palace is renovated for the expected arrival of Napoleon 1. during the summer of 1812.
Presumably 1812 Two Men on Horseback in the Train of Alexander the Great, A714.
Completed 1812 Sophie Dorothea Høyer, A763.
Not earlier than 1812 Alexander the Great in the Triumphal Chariot, A712.
Not earlier than 1812 Alexander the Great in the Triumphal Chariot, A713.
Not earlier than 1812 Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, A505, reworked version of A503.
Not earlier than 1812 Thorvaldsen, Sommariva and a Greek Warrior, A738.
12.2.1812 Elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Not earlier than March 1812 Alexander the Great in the Triumphal Chariot, A509.
March - June 1812 Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, plaster frieze, The Quirinal Palace, Rome, cf. A503.
March - June 1812 Plaster casts of Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, A503, are made on the initiative of Peder Malling.
Presumably summer 1812 Henrik Hielmstierne, A210.
Not earlier than August 1812 - not later than 1819 Henrik Hielmstierne, marmorbuste, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, jf. A210.
Presumably December 1812 Begins modelling the reliefs and the bust for Monument to Auguste Böhmer, A614,1, A614,2, A614,3 and cf. A703.
December 1812 Sketch drawn for Two Caryatids for Poland (possibly the pencil sketch in C115r).
1813 Caryatid, A55.
1813 Caryatid, A56.
1813 - 1816 Venus with the Apple, A916, reduced version of A12.
1813 - May 1816 Venus with the Apple, A12.
14.1.1813 Deltager i fejringen af Herman Schubarts fødselsdag i Rom, dog uden fødselarens tilstedeværelse.
8.3.1813 Thorvaldsen’s daughter Elisa is born on his Roman Birthday.
May - June 1813 P.O. Brøndsted returns to Rome.
May - July 1813 Thorvaldsen is taken ill with typhoid.
Beginning of July 1813 Leaves Rome heading for Montenero in the company of Herman Schubart. The dogs Perucca and Teverino are left in the care of Rudolf Schadow.
1.7.1813 Portrayed by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein in Rome, (black chalk, 28×21,2 cm, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden).
Middle of July 1813 Stays in Florence.
26.7.1813 Arrives at Montenero.
Not earlier than 17.8.1813 Travels to Bagni di Lucca (Baths of Lucca).
September 1813 The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, marble relief, cf. A341. Commissioned by Elisa Baciocchi in 1813, probably the copy made in 1829, location unknown.
September 1813 Pietro Benvenuti, portrait bust, clay, location unknown. Marble copy probably carved after Thorvaldsen’s model in the church of San Lorenzo, Florence.
September 1813 Giovanni Antonio Santarelli makes Thorvaldsen’s portrait in wax and later as a cameo for Sommariva.
End of September 1813 Leaves Bagni di Lucca (Baths of Lucca).
End of September 1813 Travels to Florence at the invitation of Elisa Baciocchi in order to discuss commissions for works of art.
End of September 1813 The relief Virgil reads the Aeneid to Augustus, is commissioned by Elisa Baciocchi, probably never executed.
Not later than 16.10.1813 Returns to Montenero.
12.11.1813 Returns to Rome
25.11.1813 Dines at the house of the German officer Wilhelm Huth with the Danish architect Peder Malling, the German architect G.F. Hetsch and the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg.
31.12.1813 Celebrates New Year’s Eve at the house of the German officer Wilhelm Huth with the Danish architect Peder Malling, the German architect G.F. Hetsch, the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg and Baron Brown from Norway.
Presumably 1814 Venus, Mars and Cupid in Vulcan’s Smithy, A420, reworked version of A419.
Presumably 1814 - 1820 Anna Potocka?, A251.
1814 Cupid Triumphant, A22.
1814 Monument to Johann Philipp Bethmann-Hollweg, cf. A615,1, A615,2 and A615,3.
1814 Nessus and Deianira, A481.
1814 Edward Pellew, A260. Two marble versions at Canonteign, Devon.
Not earlier than 1814 Nessus and Deianira, A480.
Not earlier than 1814 Woman Mourning, intended for the tomb of Johann Philipp Bethmann-Hollweg, A734.
28.1.1814 Awarded the Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies.
5.2.1814 Jacqueline Schubart dies at Montenero.
Spring 1814 C. W. Eckersberg moves into Casa Buti and paints a portrait of Thorvaldsen in the course of the year. (Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen).
Spring 1814 Pietro Tenerani is employed by Thorvaldsen.
26.3.1814 Monument to Jacqueline Schubart, A618, is requested by Herman Schubart.
6.4.1814 Member of a commission on the Farnese collection with, among others, Antonio Canova, Massimiliano Laboureur and Antonio d’ Este.
Not later than 11.4.1814 Monument to Jacqueline Schubart, C1075r, drawing, draft for a monument.
24.5.1814 Humility, statue, Sant’Angelo Bridge, Rome. Temporarily installed to mark the return of Pope Pius 7. to Rome.
Not later than 2.7.1814 Monument to Jacqueline Schubart, A704, is being executed in marble.
Not later than 24.7.1814 Monument to Auguste Böhmer, A700, A701, A702 and A703, is finished in marble.
8.8. - 8.9.1814 Portrayed by the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg (Portrait of Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1814. Akademiraadet, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, inv.no. KS 38).
12.10.1814 Elected honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
25.11.1814 Fanny Caspers and Thorvaldsen meet for the first time in the sculptor’s studio during Casper’s first visit to Rome.
Winter 1814 - 1815 John Russell commissions two reliefs (cf. A490 and A492) and a portrait statue of Georgiana Elizabeth Russell (cf. A173). All three works are in marble, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, England.
Winter 1814 - 1815 The bust Georgiana Elizabeth Russell, A315, is executed, presumably as a model for the portrait statue of the same, cf. A173.
31.12.1814 Celebrates New Year’s eve at the house of Wilhelm Huth with Peder Malling, G.F. Hetsch, C.W. Eckersberg and Baron Brown.
Presumably 1815 Day, A370.
Presumably 1815 Seated Lady with a Boy, A170.
Presumably 1815 Seated Lady, A168.
Presumably 1815 Seated Lady, A169.
Presumably 1815 - 1816 Maria Aleksejevna Narysjkina, A248.
Presumably 1815 - 1816 William Bentinck, A261. Marble bust at Welbeck Abbey, North Nottinghamshire.
Presumably 1815 - 1819 The Genii of Life and Death, A158.
Begun 1815 Hebe, A875.
1815 Catharina di Branciforte, A276.
1815 Georg Wilhelm Wilding, A275.
1815 Jelizaveta Aleksejevna Osterman-Tolstaja, A167.
Not earlier than 1815 Day, A902.
Not earlier than 1815 Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, A733.
Not earlier than 1815 Night, A901.
Beginning of 1815 Priam Pleads with Achilles for Hector’s Body, A492.
1815 - October 1819 Jelizaveta Aleksejevna Osterman-Tolstaja, marble statue, The State Herimitage Museum), St. Petersburg (cf. A166).
18.1.1815 In the Teatro Argentina with Samuel Rogers and others.
Presumably summer 1815 Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, marble, Church of Brahetrolleborg, Funen, is shipped from Leghorn and arrives in Copenhagen in the autumn.
Summer 1815 Night, A369.
29.7.1815 Thorvaldsen and C.W. Eckersberg accompany Wilhelm Huth and his family together with Peder Malling and G.F. Hetsch, who are all leaving Rome, as far as La Storta just outside Rome.
Autumn 1815 Several of Thorvaldsen’s works are shown at Charlottenborg on the occasion of the coronation of Frederik 6.’s, among others Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, in marble and several portrait busts.
13.9.1815 Deltager i bisættelsen af Virginio Bracci i San Marco Evangelista al Campidoglio.
3.10.1815 Jelizaveta Aleksejevna Osterman-Tolstaja commissions the relief Victoria garlands a Fallen Warrior. The relief is unknown today. The drawings C135r, C136, C197r and C204v are probably sketches related to the relief.
6.10.1815 Gives the painter C.W. Eckersberg a gold ring with a precious antique sapphire, with an engraving of Cupid and Bacchus, cf. A797.
10.10.1815 Encouraged by Edmund Bourke to participate in an open competition for the execution of a monument to fallen generals, but refuses.
10.10.1815 Goes on a short trip to Tivoli in the company of C.W. Eckersberg.
13.10.1815 Returns to Rome.
17.10.1815 Goes on a short trip to the towns of Albano and Ariccia near Rome in the company of C.W. Eckersberg.
22.10.1815 Returns to Rome.
14.11.1815 Thorvaldsen rents studios at Palazzo Barberini.
Presumably 1816 Night, cf. A369, and Day, cf. A370, are commissioned in marble by Richard Bingham. The marble reliefs are in Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California.
Presumably 1816 Perhaps models portrait bust of Nikolaj Nikititj Demidov. Marble versions at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and at the Nízhni Tagil Museum in the Urals.
Presumably 1816 - 1817 Anne Bingham?, A308.
Presumably 1816 - 1817 Elizabeth Vernon?, A311.
Presumably 1816 - 1817 Georgiana Bingham?, A313.
Presumably 1816 - 1819 Unknown, A292.
Presumably 1816 - 1819 Unknown, A306.
Presumably 1816 - 1819 Unknown, A314.
Presumably 1816 - 1819 Models a portrait bust of a Valletort, executed in marble not later than 1819. The bust is unknown today.
1816 Ganymede Filling the Cup, A42.
1816 Monument for Jozefa Borkowska, A621.
1816 Hebe, A39.
1816 Hebe, A870, reworked version of A37.
1816 The Dance of the Muses on Helikon, A341.
1816 Catharina di Branciforte, A891.
1816 Georg Wilhelm Wilding, A890.
1816 Mary Ann Montagu, A267.
1816 Michael Coronini-Cronberg, A301.
1816 Jørgen Knudtzon buys the marble relief Hector with Paris and Helen, cf. A499. He receives the relief in Trondheim in 1817 (today in the University Museum at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim).
1816 - presumably 1820 Hebe, A874.
2.1.1816 Lunch with C.W. Eckersberg.
30.1.1816 J.L. Lund returns to Rome.
Spring 1816 Alexander Baillie, A262.
Spring 1816 Hans Carl Knudtzon, A231.
Spring 1816 Jørgen von Cappelen Knudtzon, A230.
19.3.1816 Jørgen og Hans Carl Knudtzon (samt efter al sandsynlighed også Alexander Baillie) rejser fra Rom.
5.4.1816 Gives a collection of engravings as a present to C.W. Eckersberg.
6.4.1816 Wlodzimierz Potocki, cf. A155, is commissioned in marble by Anna Potocka.
May 1816 C.W. Eckersberg leaves Rome.
Beginning of May 1816 Ganymede Filling the Cup, A43.
Completed 12.5.1816 C.W. Eckersberg, A224.
13.5.1816 Early in the morning Thorvaldsen and others, among them Johan Niklas Byström and J.L. Lund, accompany C.W. Eckersberg as far as Nero’s Tomb outside Rome.
Summer 1816 William Haldimand commissions a portrait bust of himself. The bust, if executed at all, is unknown today.
Summer 1816 - March 1817 Restores the marble sculptures from the temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina, for Ludwig 1. of Bavaria.
20.7.1816 Member of a commission to evaluate the antique works of art purchased for the papal collections.
3.9.1816 Elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia.
Presumably not later than 1817 Dancing Girl, A778.
Presumably not later than 1817 Shepherd Boy, A755, preparatory work for A177.
Presumably 1817 Henry Thomas Hope?, A266.
Presumably 1817 - 1818 Giovanni Battista Sommariva, A272.
Presumably 1817 - 1818 Giovanni Battista Sommariva, A273.
Presumably 1817 - 1818 Marie Louise Playdeux?, A310.
Begun 1817 - completed 1819 Thomson Henry Bonar, A893.
Begun not earlier than 1817 George Granville Leveson Gower, cf. A259, marble bust, location unknown.
1817 Bacchante, Nysø33.
1817 Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, A44.
1817 The Graces, A30, preparatory model for the statue, A29, on which work then begins.
1817 Edward Divett, A263.
1817 George Granville Leveson Gower, A259.
1817 Harriet Frances Pellew, A309.
1817 Louisa Hope, A264.
1817 Thomas Hope, A298.
Not earlier than 1817 Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, cast in bronze by Jollage & Hopfgarten. The statue was bought by Friedrich Wilhelm 3., present location unknown.
Not earlier than 1817 Adrian John Hope, A826.
Not earlier than 1817 Giovanni Battista Sommariva, A741.
Not earlier than 1817 Thomas Hope, A823.
Completed not later than 1817 Georgiana Elizabeth Russell, cf. A173, is completed in marble. Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, England.
January - June 1817 Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, A45.
14.1.1817 The relief frieze The Life of Christ is commissioned in plaster by Crown Prince Ludwig 1. of Bavaria. The relief frieze, which was later commissioned in marble, is unknown today. The drawings C190, C191r, C191v, C193 and C194 may be drafts of the frieze.
23.1.1817 Guilaume Bertrand-Favre commissions a marble version of Ganymede, cf. A43.
Spring 1817 Dancing Girl (location unknown today, cf. A178) and Cupid Triumphant (possibly statue in the Town Hall of Vienna, cf. A22) are commissioned in marble by Nicolaus Esterházy.
Spring 1817 Monument to Anna Maria Porro Serbelloni, A619.
Spring 1817 Nicolaus Esterházy, A293.
Spring 1817 Herman Schubart visits Thorvaldsen in Rome.
7.3.1817 Józef Poniatowski, A249, is commissioned in bronze.
Presumably 17.3. - 7.6.1817 Henri François Brandt, A241.
22.3.1817 Elected member of the Roman Academy of Archaeology.
29.4. - 20.5.1817 George Gordon Byron, A257.
3.5.1817 Monument to Thomas Maitland is commissioned (bust in plaster, A258, and relief, A600).
Not earlier than 20.5.1817 George Gordon Byron, A717.
Summer 1817 The Maries at the Sepulchre, relief, probably plaster, location unknown. The drawings C190, C191r, C191v, C193 and C194, may be sketches for the relief.
Completed 5.7.1817 Dancing Girl, A178.
Not earlier than 5.7.1817 Dancing Girl, A179, alteration of A178.
Autumn 1817 Consults Rasmus Emil Bruun and Albrecht Schønberg about his tuberculosis.
Completed October 1817 Shepherd Boy, A177.
2.11.1817 Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, is inaugurated in the church of Brahetrolleborg, Funen.
31.12.1817 Introduced to Frances Mackenzie.
End of 1817 The Goddess of Hope, A47.
End of 1817 Giovanni Battista Sommariva visits Thorvaldsen in his studio.
Presumably 1818 Alexander the Great in the Triumphal Chariot, A504, a variation of A503.
Presumably 1818 Woman Ascending to Heaven, above the Genius of Death, A625, probably a variation of Monument to Stanislaus Chaudoir’s wife, A624.
Presumably 1818 Anne Newburgh, A889.
Presumably 1818 Christina Alexandra Egypta Bonaparte?, A635.
Presumably 1818 Models bust of Francis Basset, later executed in marble; unidentified.
Presumably 1818 - 1819 Caspar Bartholin, A227.
Presumably 1818 - 1819 François Gabriel de Bray, A300.
Presumably 1818 - 1819 François Gabriel de Bray, A721.
Begun 1818 - completed 1819 Wilhelmine Benigna Biron, A312. Modelled 1818, finished in marble 1819. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, and Museo Napoleonico, Rom.
1818 Christ at Emmaus, A562.
1818 Christ Assigns the Leadership of the Church to Saint Peter, A565.
1818 Cristino Rasponi, A297.
1818 Jane Craufurd, A307.
1818 Karl von Seinsheim?, A290.
1818 Maria Fjodorovna Barjatinskaja, A250, preparatory work for A171.
1818 Wilhelmine Benigna Biron, A720.
1818 Wilhelmine Benigna Biron, A811.
1818 En marmorversion af Merkur som Argusdræber, jf. A5, bestilles i Rom af A.F. Madlira. Privateje, i dag deponeret på Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.
Not earlier than 1818 Christ Assigns the Leadership of the Church to Saint Peter, A564.
Not earlier than 1818 Christina Alexandra Egypta Bonaparte?, A726.
1818 - completed 1819 Jane Craufurd, A898.
1818 - 1827 Fragments of the Alexander Frieze, A831 - A850, previously Christiansborg Palace, partly destroyed by fire in 1884.
1.1.1818 Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, A505, is commissioned in marble by Giovanni Battista Sommariva.
Presumably spring 1818 Monument to Anthony James Radcliffe, cf. A622 and A740, is commissioned.
Presumably spring 1818 George Agar Ellis commissions works, including Briseis and Achilleus, cf. A490, Night, cf. A369, and Day, cf. A370) in marble, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.
Spring 1818 Monument to Stanislaus Chaudoir’s Wife, A624.
Spring 1818 Mercury about to Kill Argus, A868, preparatory model for A5.
Spring 1818 George Agar Ellis, A299.
Spring 1818 Ludwig (1.), A233.
Spring 1818 Ludwig sees Adonis, cf. A53, in Rome. Marble statue, Neue Pinakothek, Munich.
Spring 1818 The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, cf. A602, is commissioned for the monument to Andrea Appiani.
Spring 1818 Catches a cold and is taken ill with fever on a trip to Tivoli.
Spring 1818 Probably models Veronica Zauli Guarini, plaster bust, location unknown today.
March 1818 - end of September 1818 Herman Schubart stays with Thorvaldsen in Rome.
Not later than 10.3.1818 Begins modelling a portrait bust of Gustav von Ingenheim, but the bust is probably never finished.
21.3.1818 Receives a commission for a marble sculpture of Ferdinand 1.. The sculpture is never completed.
April 1818 Hermann Ernst Freund arrives in Rome.
April 1818 Luigi Bienaimé is employed in Thorvaldsen’s studio.
6.4.1818 Thomas Hope sends Thorvaldsen a reminder for Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
Not later than 22.4.1818 Negotiations concerning the commission for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, are initiated by Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen.
28.4.1818 Thorvaldsen is fêted in Rome by a party of Danes.
29.4.1818 Deltager i en stor afskedsfest for Ludwig, kronprinsen af Bayern, sammen med 86 kunstnere, forfattere, videnskabsmænd m.m. Festen fandt sted i Villa Schultheiss uden for Porta del Popolo. Festlokalet udsmykket af nazarenerne.
May 1818 The Goddess of Hope, A47, is commissioned in marble by Caroline von Humboldt.
5.5.1818 Visits the Vatican in the evening to see the sculptures in the company of Jørgen Koch and Herman Schubart.
Not later than 25.5.1818 Mercury about to Kill Argus, A5.
Summer 1818 Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A503, is commissioned in marble for Christiansborg Palace.
Summer 1818 Is ill and recuperates in Albano, nursed by Frances Mackenzie.
June 1818 Models another bust of Caroline von Humboldt, as the first from 1805 was not satisfactory. Location unknown.
Not later than 11.6.1818 Atanazy Raczynski bestiller et marmoreksemplar af Ganymedes rækker skålen, jf. A41, leveret 1820, i dag i Museum Narodowe, Poznan, Polen.
Not later than July 1818 Ivan Ivanovitj Barjatinskij visits Thorvaldsen’s studio and commissions the marble statue of Maria Fjodorovna Barjatinskaja, A171.
8.7.1818 - 15.4.1819 The contract for the statue of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123, is signed.
August 1818 Travels to Naples and visits Procida, Ischia, Capri and Sorrento in the company of Frances Mackenzie, Henriette Herz, Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom among others.
4.8.1818 Signs a contract with Ivan Ivanovitj Barjatinskij for the execution of Maria Fjodorovna Barjatinskaja, A171.
8.8.1818 Thorvaldsen delivers a drawing (unidentified today) of Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, to Vincenz Rüttimann as an initial sketch of the monument.
Autumn 1818 Minerva, Truth and Lie, A600.
Autumn 1818 Maria Fjodorovna Barjatinskaja, A172.
Autumn 1818 Thomas Maitland, A258, and Minerva, Truth and Lie, A600.
September - October 1818 Sees Józef Poniatowski’s horse in Naples and makes sketches for his equestrian statue, cf. A123.
Not earlier than September 1818 - not later than 1821 Giovanna Nugent, A239, is commissioned and modelled.
13.9.1818 Elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara.
October 1818 Travels from Naples to Rome.
Not earlier than October 1818 B.S. Ingemann, Frederik Schmidt and H.F.J. Estrup visit Thorvaldsen in Rome.
Presumably 1819 Cupid with his Bow, A36, reworked verison of Georgiana Elizabeth Russell, A173.
Presumably 1819 Cupid with his Bow, A819.
Presumably 1819 - 1821 Clemens Metternich, A234.
Presumably 1819 - 1825 Maria Fjodorovna Barjatinskaja, A171.
1819 Cupid with the Lyre, A786.
1819 Clemens Metternich, A235.
1819 Fru von Krause A244.
1819 Józef Poniatowski, A249.
1819 Jurij Aleksandrovitj Golovkin, A288.
1819 - completed 1823 Hebe, A875.
1819 - 1822 Dancing Girl, cf. A178, statue, marble, until 1856 in Nicolaus Esterházy’s residence in Vienna, then in private collections, present location unknown.
1819 - 1822 Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, marble version, The State Herimitage Museum, St. Petersburg .
1819 - 1825 Christ Assigns the Leadership of the Church to Saint Peter, cf. A565, marble relief, Villa Poggio Imperiale, Florence.
January 1819 Horse, first model, half size, of the horse of the monument to Józef Poniatowskis, A123, probably plaster, location unknown.
28.1.1819 Elected member of Skydeselskabet (The Royal Shooting Society), Copenhagen.
March 1819 Thorvaldsen has a fever and cannot work.
1.3.1819 Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A503, is commissioned in plaster by Eugène de Beauharnais.
9.3.1819 Deltager i en navnedagsfest for Franziska (Fanny) Caspers hos Louise Seidler og sætter en blomsterkrans om Caspers’ hoved.
12.3.1819 Dinner at the house of Torlonia in the company of P.O. Brøndsted, Gierlew and Peder Hjort.
Not later than 21.3.1819 En marmorversion af Merkur som Argusdræber, jf. A5, påbegyndes. Antagelig er der tale om inv.nr. A873, der færdiggøres 1822.
29.3.1819 At a party in Frascati, the host, Christian Carl Friedrich August”:/people/christian-carl-friedrich-august toasts the engagement of Thorvaldsen and Frances Mackenzie, much to Thorvaldsen’s dissatisfaction.
31.3.1819 Visits Enrico Mocenni in Siena with, among others, Conrad Rantzau, Jørgen Conrad de Falsen and P.O. Brøndsted.
Completed April 1819 Completes the original model of Cupid and the Graces, A29.
April 1819 Christian Carl Friedrich August, A204.
April 1819 Friedrich August Emil, A206.
12.4.1819 Emperor Francis 1. of Austria visits Thorvaldsen’s studios.
21.4.1819 Franziska (Fanny) Caspers forlader Rom sammen med fyrstinde Grassalkovich.
27.4.1819 Attends a wild party in La Storta, about 15 km north of Rome, on the occasion of the departure of the duke and the prince of Augustenborg from Rome. The party was arranged by Herman Schubart.
Begun May 1819 The model of Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), A119, is begun.
2.5.1819 At the request of friends Thorvaldsen finally breaks with Frances Mackenzie, who leaves Rome on that day.
5.5.1819 Talks to P.O. Brøndsted about his relationship with Frances Mackenzie.
Not later than 25.5.1819 Hovedet af kolossalbusten Thomas Maitland, jf. A258, støbes i bronze hos Jollage & Hopfgarten til monumentet over Maitland. Busten gik tabt under Anden Verdenskrig.
27.5.1819 Listens to the poem Helge (written 1814) by Adam Oehlenschläger, read by Brøndsted.
June 1819 The Annunciation, relief, probably plaster, location unknown.
11.6.1819 Awarded the Austrian Order of the Iron Crown (third class) by Frans 1..
Not later than middle of June 1819 Attends the floral fête “Infiorata” in Genzano with P.O. Brøndsted, Conrad Rantzau, and N.C. Lunzi.
Beginning of July 1819 Spends a few days in the country.
Completed 3.7.1819 Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), A119.
14.7.1819 Begins the journey to Denmark in the company of J.L. Lund and Conrad Rantzau.
14.7.1819 Arrives at Acquapendente c. 150 kilometers north of Rome.
14.7.1819 - 16.12.1820 Freund and Tenerani take care of Thorvaldsen’s studios in his absence.
16.7.1819 Arrives in Florence via Siena.
23.7.1819 Arrives in Bologna.
24.7.1819 Arrives at Parma.
End of July 1819 Travels to Milan via Piacenza.
1.8.1819 Arrives in Milan.
2.8.1819 A small model of the monumentet Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. the cast of the large model, A119, is sent from Rome, bound for Lucerne.
Not later than 3.8.1819 Thorvaldsen makes the acquaintance of Anselmo Ronchetti in Milan.
3.8.1819 Departure from Milan.
3.8.1819 Arrives at Sesto Calende.
3.8.1819 Changes his itinerary and visits the town of Saronno to see freco paintings by Bernardino Luini (c. 1480-c. 1532).
4.8.1819 Travels from Sesto Calende via Lago Maggiore to Domodossola.
7.8.1819 The large model of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, is sent from Rome, bound for Lucerne.
11.8.1819 Arrives at the Swiss town of Zofingen and spends the night there.
12.8.1819 Arrives in Lucerne and stays overnight.
12.8.1819 In the company of Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen Thorvaldsen visits the place where the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, is to be erected.
13.8.1819 Arrives in Zürich and stays overnight.
14.8.1819 Arrives at Schaffhausen and spends the night there.
15.8.1819 Arrives at Tuttlingen, Germany, just north of the Swiss-German border.
15.8.1819 Arrives at Hechingen and spends the night there.
Presumably 16.8.1819 Arrives in Stuttgart via Waldenbuch, where Johann Nepomuk Zwerger gets a lift in Thorvaldsen’s carriage.
Not earlier than 16.8.1819 Visits Johann Heinrich von Dannecker’s studio in Stuttgart.
Presumably 17.8. - 21.8.1819 Studies the brothers Melchior and Sulpiz Boisserée’s and Johann Baptist Bertram’s collection of German and Netherlandish medieval and Renaissance paintings.
19.8.1819 Pankraz Eggenschwyler påbegynder udhulingen af klippesiden i Luzern, hvor monumentet Døende løve (Schweizerløven), jf. A119, skal opføres.
21.8.1819 Evening party at the house of Johann Baptist Bertram in the company of Dannecker, Cotta, Rapp and one Dr. Lindner.
21.8.1819 Leaves Stuttgart for Heidelberg late in the evening.
Presumably 22.8.1819 Arrives in Heidelberg and spends the night there at the König von Portugal.
Not earlier than 22.8.1819 Meets Christian Carl Friedrich August on his arrival in Heidelberg. Large party at the inn König von Portugal.
27.8.1819 Reaches Frankfurt via Darmstadt.
Not earlier than 27.8.1819 Meets Sulpiz Boisserée and the Bethmann-Hollweg family in Frankfurt.
28.8.1819 Participates in a celebration of Goethe’s 70th birthday.
30.8.1819 Leaves Frankfurt.
30.8.1819 Arrives at Mainz.
Beginning of September 1819 Continues his journey to Koblenz and Bad Ems with Sulpiz Boisserée, who accompanies him to Cologne.
Beginning of September 1819 Meets Prince Christian (8.) Frederik for the first time in Bad Ems.
Beginning of September 1819 Travels to Cologne via Andernach and Bonn.
Beginning of September 1819 Meets Caroline von Humboldt in Cologne Cathedral.
Middle of September 1819 Arrives in Hamburg and spends eight days in Altona.
Middle of September 1819 Meets Conrad Hinrich Donner in Altona.
19.9.1819 Visits Breitenburg, Conrad Rantzau’s castle, on his way to Rendsburg.
20.9.1819 Reaches Schleswig and visits the cathedral.
Not earlier than 20.9.1819 Travels to Flensburg.
Not earlier than 21.9.1819 Travels to Sønderborg and spends some days at Augustenborg Castle.
27.9.1819 Sails to Bøjden on the island of Funen, sees the altar painting by Eckersberg in Horne Church.
27.9. - 28.9.1819 Visit the Reventlow family at Brahetrolleborg and Arreskov.
27.9. - 28.9.1819 Sees his own Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, in the church of Brahetrolleborg and the altar painting by J.L. Lund in Øster Hæsinge church.
29.9.1819 Visits Johan Bülow at Sanderumgaard, his estate near Odense. Continues to Nyborg in the evening.
30.9.1819 Crosses the Great Belt from Nyborg to Holsteinborg on Zealand.
30.9. - 2.10.1819 Visits F.A. Holstein at Holsteinborg Manor.
Not later than 2.10.1819 Minerva, Truth and Lie, cf. A600, and the lower part of the bust of Thomas Maitland, cf. A258, are cast in bronze by Jollage & Hopfgarten for the monument to Thomas Maitland. The bust was lost during the Second World War, the relief is in the Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos.
3.10.1819 Arrives in Copenhagen for the first time since 30.8.1796. Is lodged at Charlottenborg.
5.10.1819 Takes up his post as professor of modelling at the Academy of Fine Arts
6.10.1819 Thorvaldsen is congratulated on his return to Denmark by a deputation of students.
10.10.1819 Celebration at Moltke’s picture gallery (det Moltkeske maleri-galleri) in Bredgade, Copenhagen, with a speech by Niels Henrik Weinwich. Several artists and government officials participate.
13.10.1819 Borups Selskab (The Dramatic and LIterary Society, Borup’s Society) celebrates Thorvaldsen’s return to Denmark. Three songs dedicated to Thorvaldsen are sung.
16.10.1819 A sumptuous celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour at The Royal Shooting Range with several hundred participants, speeches, songs, and the firing of cannons.
27.10.1819 Attends a celebration in the masonic lodge Friedrich zur gekrönte Hoffnung. A song dedicated to Thorvaldsen is sung.
30.10.1819 Attends a celebration in the society Clio of Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke’s birthday. The poet Jens Baggesen recites a tribute poem.
End of October 1819 De to originalmodeller til monumentet Døende løve (Schweizerløven), jf. A119, ankommer ad to omgange til Luzern. Modellerne befinder sig i dag på Historisches Museum Luzern.
12.11.1819 Appointed acting Councillor of State [virkelig etatsråd]. In the evening participates in a Royal banquet given by Frederik 6.
24.11.1819 Thorvaldsen recommends to Slotsbygningskommissionen (Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace) that a statue of Christ, cf. A82, be placed in the Palace Church.
Winter 1819 - 1820 Caroline, A193.
Winter 1819 - 1820 Frederik 6., A191.
Winter 1819 - 1820 Marie Sophie Frederikke, A192.
Winter 1819 - 1820 Vilhelmine, A194.
25.12.1819 Christian (8.) Frederik visits Thorvaldsen’s studios in Rome. Returns to the studios several times during his stay in the city.
27.12.1819 Slotsbygningskommissionen (Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace) commissions Christ, cf. A82, in marble for Christiansborg Palace Church. The statue was later placed in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen instead.
The 1820s Ganymede Offering the Cup, A854.
Presumably 1820 Youth with a Dog, A185, possibly a preparatory work for John the Baptist Preaching, (A59-A70), modelled 1821-1822 and placed as a pediment above the main entrance of The Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen (today remade in bronze).
Presumably 1820 Chimneypiece, A735.
Presumably 1820 The Cumaean Sibyl, A58.
Presumably 1820 The Erythraean Sibyl, A57.
Presumably 1820 Three Cupids, A592.
1820 The Baptism of Christ, A557.
1820 The Baptism of Christ, A730.
1820 The Institution of the Eucharist, A558.
1820 Three Hovering Angels, relief, plaster. Mounted as a frieze in the cupola of Christiansborg Palace Church, Copenhagen (cf. drawings: C221r and C222).
1820 Alexander 1., A246.
1820 Frederik 6., A859.
Not earlier than 1820 Caroline, A857.
Not earlier than 1820 Marie Sophie Frederikke, A860.
1820 - 1821 Boy with a Dog, A76.
1820 - 1821 Reclining Shepherd, A79, preparatory model for A70.
1820 - 1821 Reclining Shepherd, A80, first preparatory model for A70.
1820 - 1821 Mother with her Son, A75.
1820 - 1821 Mother with her Child, A77, preparatory model for A69.
1820 - 1821 Mother with a Sleeping Child, A78, first preparatory model for A69.
1820 - 1821 Roman Warrior, A71.
1820 - 1821 Seated Jew, A72.
1820 - 1821 Seated Man, A81, preparatory model for A72.
1820 - 1821 Youth, A74, preparatory model for A60.
1820 - 1821 John the Baptist, A73, preparatory model for A59.
1820 - 1821 Caroline Amalie, A198.
1820 - 1821 Caroline Amalie, A754.
1820 - 1823 Cupid and the Graces, A894.
1820 - 1824 A small copy of Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A503, is being executed as a cameo by Pistrini.
1820 - 1828 Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, marble, Draper’s Hall, London.
6.1.1820 Christian (8.) Frederik writes from Rome to Thorvaldsen in Copenhagen, requesting him to consider a funerary monument to Abildgaard.
Spring 1820 Visits Roskilde Cathedral and then appeals to Frederik 6. for the completion of C.F. Harsdorff’s chapel.
Presumably completed March 1820 Monument to Anthony James Radcliffe, cf. A622 og A740.
15.3.1820 Otto v. Huhn encourages Thorvaldsen to make a sketch for a monument to freedom in honour of Alexander 1. Thorvaldsen, however, does not make the monument.
Begun 28.3.1820 - completed 7.8.1821 Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, is carved from sandstone rock in Lucerne by Lucas Ahorn.
4.4.1820 The Baptism of Christ, cf. A557, and The Institution of Eucharist, cf. A558, are commissioned in marble by a society represented by Adam Wilhelm Moltke and Nicolai Holten. Today in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen.
10.4.1820 Attends a farewell party for the poet C. Pram with Baggesen, Rahbek, Oehlenschläger, Ingemann, and others.
20.4.1820 Thorvaldsen writes to Frederik 6. to suggest an expansion of the collection of plaster casts in the Academy of Fine Arts and the establishment of a gallery for the royal collection of paintings.
May 1820 A series of sculptures for the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen: Christ, cf. A82, and the pediment above the main entrance of the church John the Baptist Preaching, cf. A59-A70, and the 12 apostles, cf. A86-A109, are commissioned in plaster.
6.5.1820 Elected honorary member of Die Frankfurtische Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der nützlichen Kunste.
18.6.1820 Sulpiz Boisserée commissions a relief frieze for a monument to Goethe. The frieze, however, which was to depict Goethe’s poem Hermann and Dorothea, is never executed.
28.6.1820 Farewell party at The Royal Shooting Range with the participation of the authorities of Copenhagen.
7.7.1820 Borups Selskab (The Dramatic and Literary Society, Borup’s Society) gives a farewell party to Thorvaldsen before his departure to Italy. Two songs dedicated to Thorvaldsen are sung.
24.7.1820 J.C. Dahl arrives in Rome.
10.8.1820 Afskedsaudiens hos Frederik 6., som overrækker Thorvaldsen en snustobaksdåse med sit portræt, N39.
Not later than 11.8.1820 Peter Wilhelm Kolderup Rosenvinge, A915.
11.8.1820 Departure from Copenhagen for Italy in the company of Simon Christian Pontoppidan.
11.8. - 12.8.1820 Spends the night at Køge after a farewell party with friends, who catch him by surprise there.
12.8. - 13.8.1820 Visits Conrad Danneskiold-Samsøe at Gisselfeld Manor.
12.8. - 13.8.1820 During his stay at Gisselfeld he attends the celebration of the betrothal of Louise Danneskiold-Samsøe and the Duke of Augustenborg Christian Carl Friedrich August.
13.8.1820 Louise Danneskiold-Samsøe, A216.
13.8.1820 Arrives at Nysø for the first time.
14.8.1820 Conrad Danneskiold-Samsøe, A214.
14.8.1820 Arrives at Nordfeld on the island of Møn.
15.8.1820 Continues to Liselund and Klintholm invited by H.F.J. Estrup.
17.8.1820 Visits the Cliffs of Møn accompanied by H.F.J. Estrup.
18.8.1820 Travels via the islands of Falster and Lolland to the town of Maribo.
19.8.1820 Visits the Bertouch family at Søholt Manor near the town of Maribo and stays overnight.
20.8.1820 Visits Christian Ditlev Reventlow at Pederstrup Manor.
24.8.1820 Leaves Nysted by boat in the evening. Arrives at Rostock the next day after a violent storm in the Baltic Sea.
Presumably 28.8.1820 Arrives in Berlin.
Presumably 28.8. - 3.9.1820 Stays in Berlin in the company of Christian Daniel Rauch, among others.
3.9.1820 Leaves Berlin for Potsdam, where he participates in a farewell party with the most prominent artists of Berlin.
6.9.1820 Reaches Dresden.
7.9.1820 Visits the picture gallery (Gemäldegalerie) in Dresden in the morning, the collection of antiques in the afternoon, and spends the evening in the house of Friedrich Tieck.
8.9.1820 Visits the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden again (cf. 7.9.1820) and other collections.
9.9.1820 Attends a lecture by the German author, archaeologist and philologist Karl August Böttiger. In the afternoon another visit to the Gemäldegalerie (cf. 7.9.1820 and 8.9.1820), but this time alone.
10.9.1820 Spends the evening with the painter Friedrich Matthäi. At 10 o’clock he is cheered on the balcony of Matthäi’s house by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts and presented with a written speech.
Presumably 12.9.1820 Leaves Dresden.
15.9.1820 Arrives at Breslau (today Wrocław) and visits the Steffens family.
19.9.1820 Arrives in Warsaw.
Not earlier than 20.9.1820 - not later than 20.10.1820 Angelica Catalani synger for Thorvaldsen i Warszawa hos den konstituerede konge af Polen Alexander 1.
30.9.1820 Nicolaus Copernicus, cf. A113, is commissioned by La Societé Royale des Amis des Sciences et des Belles lettres in Warszaw.
Presumably 5.10. - 14.10.1820 Alexander 1., A715.
21.10.1820 Thorvaldsen rejser fra Warszawa sammen med Paweł Maliński.
Not later than 24.10.1820 Reaches Cracow.
28.10.1820 Leaves Cracow.
30.10.1820 Reaches Opava, where he is recommended to Frans 1.
Not earlier than 30.10. - not later than 2.11.1820 Monument to Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg (sketch A120) is commissioned by Frans 1. for Opava. The monument was never executed.
Not earlier than November 1820 - not later than October 1821 Drawings for the Monument to Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, C250, C251, C252, C253.
2.11.1820 Leaves Opava.
5.11.1820 Arrives in Vienna.
8.11.1820 The floor of one of Thorvaldsen’s studios collapses. The original model of Ganymede with Jupiter’s Eagle, A44, is smashed, and copies of Shepherd Boy, A177 og Cupid with his Bow, A819, are damaged.
26.11.1820 Informed of the accident in his Roman studio and leaves Vienna immediately.
26.11.1820 Leaves Vienna.
27.11. - 28.11.1820 Stays at Neustadt.
Winter 1820 - 1821 Frederik (7.), A199.
2.12.1820 Arrives at Mestre via Villach and Udine.
3.12.1820 Arrives in Venice.
Presumably 6.12.1820 Leaves Venice.
6.12.1820 Reaches Padua.
7.12.1820 Visits Verona and sees the amphieatre.
8.12.1820 Arrives at Mantua.
9.12.1820 Arrives at Bologna.
10.12.1820 Reaches Forlì via Faenza.
11.12.1820 Travels through Cesena and Rimini; spends the night at Cattolica.
13.12.1820 Arrives at Nocera Umbra via Pesaro, Fano and Acqualagna.
14.12.1820 Arrives at Terni via Foligno and Spoleto.
15.12.1820 Travels via Civita Castellana to Nepi.
16.12.1820 Returns to Rome after his sojourn in Denmark 1819-20.
Not earlier than 16.12.1820 - not later than 17.1.1821 Caroline Amalie, A716.
Not earlier than 16.12.1820 - not later than 12.8.1821 Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, for Christian 8.’s dinner set in bronze is cast by Wilhelm Hopfgarten.
Not later than 17.12.1820 The monument to Thomas Maitland is erected on the island of Zante (cf. the portrait bust, A258, and the relief, A600).
28.12.1820 Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour in the Trattoria Fiano with, among others, Prince Christian (8.) Frederik.
Presumably 1821 Christ, A84, preparatory work for A82.
Presumably 1821 Christ, A85, preparatory work for A82.
Presumably 1821 George Agar Ellis, cf. A299, marble bust, Holdenby House, Northampton.
Presumably 1821 Giovanni Battista Sommariva, A274.
Presumably 1821 - 1824 Anne Bingham?, cf. A308, marble bust, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Presumably 1821 - 1824 Georgiana Bingham?, cf. A313, marble bust, unknown location.
1821 Apollinaris, A186.
1821 John, A90, preparatory work for A89.
1821 Christ, A83, preparatory work for A82.
1821 Matthew, A88, preparatory work for A87.
1821 Nicolaus Copernicus, A858.
1821 Paul, A104, preparatory work for A103.
1821 Thomas, A97, preparatory work for A96.
1821 Alexander 1., A883.
1821 Caroline Amalie, Nysø34.
1821 Christian (8.) Frederik, A197.
1821 Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, A236.
1821 Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, A725.
1821 Monument to Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, A120.
1821 Luigi Bienaimé starts Peter, A86, after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 Starts Paul, A103.
1821 - 1822 A Boy, A65, is modelled by Giuseppe Tenerani after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Pharisee, A66, is modelled by Giuseppe Pacetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Old Scribe, A63, is modelled by Joseph Hermann after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Reclining Shepherd, A70, is modelled by Giuseppe Tenerani after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A79.
1821 - 1822 Hunter, A67, is modelled by Nicolò Marchetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Reclining Youth, A64, is modelled by either Luigi Bienaimé or Pietro Antonio Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Mother with her Son, A62, is modelled by Carlesi after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A75.
1821 - 1822 Mother with her Child, A69, is modelled by Carlesi after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A77. The bust of the mother is modelled after Vittoria Caldoni, A279.
1821 - 1822 Father with his Son, A61, is modelled by Giuseppe Pacetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1822 Youth, A60, is modelled by either Angelo Bienaimé or Francesco Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A74.
1821 - 1822 John the Baptist, A59, is modelled by Luigi Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A73.
1821 - 1822 Two Children, A68, is modelled by Bernardo Tacca after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
1821 - 1823 James the Less, A92, preparatory work for A91.
1821 - 1824 Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, new marble version without the hat, Prado, Madrid.
1821 - 1824 Simon Zelotes, A102, preparatory work for A101.
1821 - 1844 The Italian draughtsman Leonardo Camia draws several of Thorvaldsen’s works for use in graphic reproductions.
7.1. - 13.1.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik, A753.
28.1.1821 Celebrates Frederik 6.s birthday in Christian (8.) Frederik’s Roman residence in the company of other Danes.
7.2.1821 J.C. Dahl returns to Rome, and Thorvaldsen buys some paintings (in Thorvaldsen’s collection of pictures there are several works by J.C. Dahl, see B177 - B189).
Spring 1821 Vittoria Caldoni, A279.
1.4.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik optager et pengelån hos Thorvaldsen på 9000 romerske scudi.
6.4.1821 Attends a farewell party for Christian (8.) Frederik and Caroline Amalie before their departure from Rome.
17.4.1821 Prince Christian (8.) Frederik sends Thorvaldsen the measurements of the Princess for the portrait statue Caroline Amalie, A164.
May 1821 J.C. Dahl, A229, is modelled.
Summer 1821 An eye disease prevents Thorvaldsen from working.
June 1821 Prince Christian (8.) Frederik presents marble busts of himself and Caroline Amalie, A753 and A716, to Sommariva. Present location unknown.
June - October 1821 Wlodzimierz Potocki, A155.
23.6.1821 - 29.12.1821 Marble version of the portrait bust from 1818 of Caroline von Humboldt is being carved in the studio. It is presumably not completed. Location unknown.
Begun July 1821 Starts Christ, cf. A82.
10.8.1821 Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne is unveiled in the presence of Prince Christian (8.) Frederik, among others. Thorvaldsen is not present.
Not later than 12.8.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik commissions a dinner set in bronze of Thorvaldsen’s: Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29, Hebe, cf. A39, Jason with the Golden Fleece , cf. 52, Adonis, cf. A53, Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, Dancing Girl, cf. A178, and Pietro Tenerani’s: Psiche abbandonata.
20.8.1821 Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia presses Thorvaldsen for delivery of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
Presumably November 1821 - January 1822 Christ, A82, is modelled by Pietro Tenerani.
Presumably completed December 1821 Pediment group John the Baptist Preaching, A59-A70.
End of 1821 The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, cf. A602, is modelled for the monument to Andrea Appiani.
End of 1821 James the Greater, A98, is modelled by Nicolò Marchetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
End of 1821 Matthew, A87, is modelled by Luigi Bienaimé after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A88.
End of 1821 Thomas, A96, is modelled by Giuseppe Tenerani after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A97.
Presumably not later than 1822 Giovanna Nugent, cf. A239, marble bust, Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka (Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka), Croatia.
Presumably 1822 Jupiter, Minerva and Nemesis, A316.
Presumably 1822 Andrea Appiani, A629.
Presumably 1822 - 1823 Mercury about to Kill Argus cf. A5, new marble version is begun. Today at the Krzeszowice Castle, Krakow.
Presumably 1822 - 1823 Henry Thomas Hope, A265.
Presumably 1822 - 1825 Shepherd Boy, A895.
Begun 1822 Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, A508, reduced version of A503, begun by Pietro Galli.
1822 Mercury about to Kill Argus, A873.
1822 Józef Poniatowski, A126, preparatory work for A123.
1822 Juliane Sophie, A202.
1822 Possibly begins a new version of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, as a present for Iceland.
1822 Sees a live lion in a menagerie, a model for A122.
1822 - 1823 Horse, A125, model for A123.
1822 - 1824 Christian 8.’s dinner set in bronze is cast by Wilhelm Hopfgarten: Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29, Hebe, cf. A39, Jason with the Golden Fleece , cf. 52, Adonis, cf. A53, Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, Dancing Girl, cf. A178, and Pietro Tenerani’s: Psiche abbandonata.
31.1.1822 The sculptor Rudolf Schadow dies.
Completed not later than 13.2.1822 Christian Carl Friedrich August, A203.
Completed not later than 13.2.1822 Friedrich August Emil, A205.
Spring 1822 Friedrich Wilhelm Carl Ludwig, A201.
25.3.1822 Becomes a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Trondheim.
15.5.1822 Travels to Orvieto with P.O. Brøndsted and Giuseppe Tenerani in order to help the fever-stricken Pietro Tenerani return to Rome.
Not earlier than 17.5.1822 - not later than 22.5.1822 Leaves the fever-stricken Pietro Tenerani with Giuseppe Tenerani in Viterbo.
24.5.1822 Donates Caritas, marble relief (the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, cf. A598) to the Norwegian Hans Henrik Gunnerus.
Summer 1822 Apollinaris, cf. A186, marble, Accademia di Belle Arti, Ravenna, is sent from Rome.
Summer 1822 - October 1822 Thorvaldsen has respiratory problems.
Summer 1822 - September 1823 Nicolaus Copernicus, cf. A113.
7.6.1822 Travels to Viterbo with a doctor and Luigi Bienaimé in order to attend the fever-stricken Pietro Tenerani.
Beginning of August 1822 Rents a stable in Palazzo Barbarini and fits up his large studio here.
Presumably autumn 1822 Leo von Klenze inquires about his commission for a cast of Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A503, for Palais Leuchtenberg, München.
September 1822 Thorvaldsen receives Joseph Karl Stieler’s portrait of Ludwig 1. of Bavaria, B163.
6.9.1822 Elected member of Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab (The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters).
18.9.1822 Sulpiz Boisserée writes to Thorvaldsen that the monument to Goethe must be postponed indefinitely.
October 1822 Edward J. Cooper commissions a funerary monument to his wife, which, however, is not executed.
October 1822 Pediment group John the Baptist Preaching, A59-A70, is assembled.
13.10.1822 Antonio Canova dies in Posagno.
15.10.1822 Peter Malling recommends H.W. Bissen in a letter to Thorvaldsen.
Begun November 1822 - presumably completed 1823 Vittoria Caldoni, A886.
31.12.1822 Celebrates the New Year with, among others, P.O. Brøndsted and gives a party for 34 people, Germans, Danes, and Italians.
Presumably 1823 Baptismal Angel, A111, preparatory work for A110.
Presumably 1823 - 1826 Sheperd Boy, cf. A177, marble version, City Art Gallery, Manchester.
Begun 1823 - completed 1827 Jude Thaddeus, A94.
Completed 1823 Andrew, A95, is modelled by Joseph Hermann after a sketch by Thorvaldsen.
Completed 1823 Bartholomew, A99, is modelled by Carlesi after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A100.
Completed 1823 James the Less, A91, is modelled either by Angelo Bienaimé or Francesco Bienaimé, after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A92.
Completed 1823 Philip, A93, is modelled by Ferdinand Pettrich after Thorvaldsen’s bozzetto.
Completed 1823 Simon Zelotes, A101, is modelled by Emil Wolff after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A102.
Completed 1823 Giuseppe Pacetti models a version of John after Thorvaldsen’s sketch. It is first rejected but then re-used as Jude Thaddeus, which is also rejected in 1827.
1823 Cupid by Anacreon, Winter, A415.
1823 Cupid Triumphant, Examining his Arrow, A24, reworked version of A22.
1823 Trading Post by the River, cf. A510, is modelled as an extension of Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A503, for Christiansborg Castle.
Not earlier than 1823 Cupid by Anacreon, Winter, A416, reworked version of A415.
Not earlier than 1823 Cupid by Anacreon, Winter, A827.
Beginning of 1823 Franz Erwin Schönborn-Wiesentheid commissions marble version of Sheperd Boy, cf. A177, with panpipe at his left foot and marble versions of Cupid with a Swan and Boys picking Fruit, Summer, cf. A411, Cupid and Bacchus, Autumn, cf. A413, and Cupid by Anacreon, Winter, cf. A415.
3.2.1823 Celebrates Carnival with P.O. Brøndsted.
6.2.1823 Awarded the Russion Order of St. Vladimir.
28.3.1823 Thorvaldsen is shot accidentally by the young Cesare Buti and wounded in the side and a finger.
29.4.1823 Party of artists to celebrate Thorvaldsen’s recovery from an accidental shot.
12.5.1823 Elected member of the Accademia Tiberina in Rome.
June 1823 P.O. Brøndsted, on his way to Paris, visits Giovanni Battista Sommariva at Villa Carlotta, where he visits the hall for The Alexander frieze.
2.6.1823 Christian (8.) Frederik recommends H.W. Bissen to Thorvaldsen.
November 1823 Ercole Consalvi commissions a monument to Pius 7. for St. Peter’s (sketch A148).
November - December 1823 Baptismal Angel, A110.
Not earlier than December 1823 Baptismal Angel Kneeling, A781, preparatory work for A112.
20.12.1823 Elected foreign member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris.
Presumably 1824 Cupid and Bacchus, A407.
Presumably 1824 George Gordon Byron, A256.
Presumably 1824 - 1830 Unknown, A296.
Presumably 1824 - 1830 Pius 7.’s escutcheon, A145.
1824 Bartholomew, A100, preparatory work for A99.
1824 Pius 7., A149, preparatory work for A142.
Beginning of 1824 John is modelled in a new version, A89, by Nicolò Marchetti after a sketch by Thorvaldsen, A90.
Beginning of 1824 Ercole Consalvi, A271.
Beginning of 1824 Pius 7., A270, preparatory work for A142.
Beginning of 1824 Just Mathias Thiele arrives in Rome and meets Thorvaldsen. He stays there until april 1825.
January 1824 Monument for Pius 7., A148, preparatory work for A142-A145.
24.1.1824 Ercole Consalvi dies.
21.2.1824 Elected member of the Institut de France.
Spring 1824 Appointed by the Vatican to go over the Farnese collection of sculptures.
31.3.1824 Manuel Villena and Félix Baciocchi probably visit Thorvaldsen in his studio.
Presumably 11.4. - 19.4.1824 The Ages of Love, cf. A427.
Not later than 17.4.1824 Ghazi-ud-Din Haider, A280, is modelled.
24.4. - 9.10.1824 Negotiations with Leo von Klenze about the monument to Leuchtenberg (Eugène de Beauharnais).
Summer 1824 Jørgen Knudtzon and Alexander Baillie visit Thorvaldsen in Rome.
Summer 1824 Meets Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Completed July 1824 Louisa Hope, A824.
Not earlier than July 1824 The Ages of Love, A426.
Not earlier than July 1824 Ghazi-ud-Din Haider, is completed in two marble copies, A887.
19.7. - 2.8.1824 Commission for a portrait bust of the late baron von Dörnberg. It is not known whether the bust was executed.
August 1824 Requested to execute a monument to Torquato Tasso in San Onofrio, but as Thorvaldsen hesitates, the work is given to the sculptor Giuseppe de Fabris.
6.8.1824 Elected member of the American Academy of the Fine Arts, New York.
17.9.1824 Ercole Consalvis buste, A271, is placed in the Pantheon.
Not earlier than 25.9.1824 - not later than 10.10.1824 H.W. Bissen arrives in Rome and visits Thorvaldsen.
12.10.1824 Thorvaldsen asks the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel to draw the architectural plan for the monument to Pope Pius 7. to be erected in St. Peter’s.
13.12.1824 Elected member af the Accademia Labronica in Leghorn.
Not later than 21.12.1824 Thorvaldsen møder den polske komponist og klavervirtuos Maria Szymanowska.
Not earlier than 24.12.1824 C.W. Eckersberg, A788.
End of 1824 Drawings for the monument to Leuchtenberg (Eugène de Beauharnais), C322, C323, C324, C326, C327, C328, C329, C330, C331, C332, C333, C335.
End of 1824 Third sketch for Pius 7., A142, is completed.
Presumably 1825 The Genii of Life and Death, A157.
Presumably 1825 - 1827 Begins Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, marble version with a panpipe at his left foot. Location unknown.
1825 Heinrich Reinhold, A634.
1825 Stanislaw Kossakowski, A295.
Not earlier than 1825 Stanislaw Kossakowski, A706.
Beginning of 1825 Monument to Ercole Consalvi, A612.
20.1.1825 Receives the Order of the Red Eagle from Friedrich Wilhelm 3. of Prussia.
28.1.1825 Hosts a celebration of the beginning of the carnival and the birthday of the Danish King Frederik 6. for Danish friends in Rome.
8.2.1825 Leo von Klenze sends the contract for the monument to Leuchtenberg (Eugène de Beauharnais).
Spring 1825 Divine Power, A144, is begun.
Spring 1825 Heavenly Wisdom, A143, is begun.
March 1825 The model for Pius 7., A142, is completed.
Not later than 16.3.1825 Jean-François Champollion visits Thorvaldsen in his studios.
April 1825 Recumbent Lion, A122, is completed.
April 1825 Farewell party for Just Mathias Thiele and Hans Christian Holten, attended by Thorvaldsen, Ludvig Bødtcher, and others. The party ends with a nocturnal visit to the Roman Forum and the Colloseum.
April 1825 Asks Thiele to write his biography and advises him to seek information about his youth from Stephan Heger, Carl Heger and Jens Ulstrup.
April 1825 His friends Just Mathias Thiele and Hans Christian Holten leave Rome.
15.4.1825 Briggen St. Croix sejler fra Dansk Vestindien mod Italien for at hente nogle af Thorvaldsens kunstværker.
20.4.1825 A cross (unknown today) is erected in front of the Capuchin church of Santa Maria della Concezione, near Piazza Barberini. Presumably it is an ornamented base for a wooden cross.
24.4.1825 Admitted to the literary academy Accademia degli Arcadi under the name of Agesando Rhodio.
Not earlier than May 1825 Recumbent Lion, A121.
2.5.1825 Just Mathias Thiele rejser fra Rom.
9.5.1825 Receives a silver cup from the commission for Ercole Consalvi’s monument.
10.5.1825 - 25.5.1825 Hermann Ernst Freund eskorterer 58 kasser med Thorvaldsens kunstværker fra Rom til Livorno, hvor de anbringes i magasin indtil briggen St. Croix’ ankomst.
26.5.1825 - 23.6.1825 Hermann Ernst Freund spenderer ventetiden inden briggen St. Croix’ ankomst til Livorno i Firenze.
Summer 1825 Giovanni Battista Sommariva receives the major part of Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A505.
3.6.1825 Briggen St. Croix ankommer til Napoli.
23.6.1825 Briggen St. Croix ankommer til Livorno.
1.7.1825 Briggen St. Croix lastes med 52 kasser indeholdende Thorvaldsens kunstværker; gipsafstøbninger i lastrummet, marmorværker på dækket.
2.7.1825 The first large collection of Thorvaldsen’s works is sent from Leghorn to Copenhagen on board the naval brig St. Croix.
10.9.1825 Briggen St. Croix ankommer til København med 52 kasser indeholdende Thorvaldsens kunstværker.
27.9.1825 Elected honorary member of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
14.10.1825 Elected member of the Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Antwerp.
16.12.1825 Elected president of the Accademia di S. Luca and receives the decoration “Pro Merito”.
24.12.1825 Hosts a Christmas party for Danish friends. Prepares the Christmas rice pudding and sponsors antique gems for the Christmas lottery. Among those present are Andreas Ludvig Koop, Ludvig Bødtcher, F.C. Hillerup and Ole Jørgen Schmidt.
Presumably 1826 - 1828 Mercury about to Kill Argus, jf. A5, new marble version is completed. Today at the Krzeszowice Castle, Krakow.
1826 Rosa Taddei, A877.
Beginning of 1826 Józef Poniatowski, A124, preparatory work for A123.
1826 - 1827 Portrayed in a pencil sketch by H.W. Bissen.
6.1.1826 Giovanni Battista Sommariva dies.
March 1826 - February 1828 Amor med buen, marmor, Ardgowan, Greenock, Skotland, jf. A819.
8.3.1826 Celebrated on his Roman birthday by German artist friends. Also present are Ludvig Bødtcher and Andreas Ludvig Koop.
14.3.1826 Elected member of the Reale Accademia di belle Arti di Torino.
10.7.1826 Thorvaldsen deltager i Sigismund von Neukomms fødselsdagsfest om aftenen.
August 1826 Receives silver and gold medals for The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, cf. A602, on Andrea Appiani’s monument.
Autumn 1826 Receives a commission from the Polish government for a monument to Alexander 1, which, however, is not executed.
18.10.1826 Leo 12. visits Thorvaldsen’ studio in order to inspect the monument to Pius 7.
9.12.1826 Opsiger det lån på 9000 romerske scudi som Christian (8.) Frederik 1821 optog hos Thorvaldsen. Christian (8.) Frederik har problemer med at betale tilbage.
31.12.1826 Awarded the Accademia Tiberina’s medal for 1826.
End of 1826 Józef Poniatowski, A123.
Not later than 1827 J.C. Dahl, jf. A229, completed in marble. Bergen Art Museum.
Presumably 1827 Venus and Cupid, Dep.23.
Presumably 1827 - 1828 Baptismal Angel Kneeling, A112.
Presumably 1827 - 1838 Unknown, A305.
Begun 1827 Victoria, A48.
1827 Triumphant Muse and Cupid, A49.
1827 Triumphant Muse and Cupid, A50.
1827 Caroline Amalie, A164.
1827 Eugène de Beauharnais, A156.
1827 The first thoughts about a museum for Thorvaldsen’s works arise.
1827 The first version of Jude Thaddeus (completed 1823) is rejected and replaced by A94.
1827 Marble version of Christ, cf. A82, and Pius 7., cf. A270, carved by Pietro Bienaimé in Carrara.
2.2.1827 Awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the Württemberg Crown by Wilhelm 1..
Not later than 4.2.1827 Marble version of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, completed for a church in Iceland, maybe in two copies, one of which may have been sold to the 2nd Earl of Caledon, Du Pré Alexander.
6.3.1827 Receives a commission for a sketch of a monument to Andrea Vaccà Berlinghieri for Campo Santo in Pisa, plus a relief, A613, and a portrait medallion of Vaccà Berlinghieri.
April 1827 Christian 8.s bronzestel udstilles på Kunstakademiet i København.
9.4.1827 Sketch for Bacchante and a Satyr, cf. A355, on a ticket from Accademia di S. Luca, C363b.
Summer 1827 The cast of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123, is declared ready for shipment.
Beginning of September 1827 Handelsskibet Therese sejler fra København til Tunis med en presentladning til Al-Husayn II ibn Mahmud.
Not later than 4.9.1827 Karoline von Rehfues, A245, is commissioned and modelled.
Not later than October 1827 Composition drawing of the monument to Andrea Vaccà Berlinghieri, location unknown.
Begun 6.10.1827 - presumably October 1831 Karoline von Rehfues, A861.
28.10.1827 Handelsskibet Therese ankommer til Tunis med en presentladning til Al-Husayn II ibn Mahmud.
November 1827 - June 1831 Line drawings for engravings of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures are executed by H.W. Bissen and Dietrich Wilhelm Lindau. The engravings are for J.M. Thiele’s biography of Thorvaldsen.
17.11.1827 Pietro Tenerani og Thorvaldsen har et mundtligt sammenstød vedr. samarbejdet om monumentet for hertugen af Leuchtenberg, jf. Eugène de Beauharnais, A156, og Livets og dødens genier, A157.
18.11.1827 - 31.10.1829 Pietro Tenerani is involved in a lawsuit with Thorvaldsen.
14.12.1827 Handelsskibet Therese er ankommet til Livorno sandsynligvis 28.11.1827, men ligger i karantæne frem til 14.12.1827.
21.12.1827 - 4.1.1828 Freund travels from Rome to Leghorn with 64 crates with Thorvaldsen’s art works on board the ship L’Anime del Purgatorio. Freund continues his own journey through Paris to Denmark.
31.12.1827 Awarded the Accademia Tiberina’s medal for 1827.
Presumably 1828 Ludwig (1.), A232.
Presumably 1828 Wriothesley Russell?, A285.
Completed 1828 Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
Completed 1828 Venus with the Apple, A853.
1828 Henry Labouchère, A294.
1828 Vilhelmine Marie, A196.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A377.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid in the Underworld, A380.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid at Sea, A379.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid on Earth, A378.
Not earlier than 1828 Cupid on Earth, A729.
Not earlier than 1828 George Hilaro Barlow, A892.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A381.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A385, preparatory work for A381.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in Heaven, A386, preparatory work for A381.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid in the Underworld, A384.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid at Sea, A383.
Beginning of 1828 Cupid on Earth, A382.
Beginning of 1828 Monument to Jane Lawly, A623.
Beginning of 1828 Jørgen Knudtzon and Alexander Baillie visit Thorvaldsen in Rome.
Completed not later than 1828 George Granville Leveson Gower, cf. A259, marble bust, unknown location.
Completed not later than 1828 Henry Thomas Hope, A825.
1.1.1828 Cupid on Earth, A387, preparatory work for A382.
11.1.1828 70 kasser med Thorvaldsens kunstværker indskibes på handelsskibet Therese.
11.1.1828 Forgets a letter at the house of Luigi Chiaveri.
17.1.1828 Evening party at the house of Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia in the company of Charlotte de Weykenskiöld(?).
February 1828 Handelsskibet Therese sejler fra Livorno med 70 kasser indeholdende flere af Thorvaldsens kunstværker.
Spring 1828 Bequeathes his works and collections to Copenhagen.
Presumably 26.3. - 8.4.1828 Prince Frederik (7.) visits Rome with Thorvaldsen’s friend Conrad Rantzau.
26.3.1828 Awarded the title of Commander of the Civil Order of Saxony.
30.3.1828 Comments on the archaeologist Wilhelm Dorow’s collection of Etruscan antiques.
April 1828 Nicolaus Copernicus, cf. A113, is sent to Warsaw.
April 1828 Handelsskibet Therese ankommer til København med 70 kasser indeholdende Thorvaldsens kunstværker, blandt andet Kristus og de tolv apostle i gips.
Not earlier than April 1828 Marianna Florenzi, A278, is commissioned and modelled.
Not earlier than April 1828 Frederik (7.), A200.
Not earlier than April 1828 - not later than December 1828 Gipsafstøbninger af Kristus, jf. A82, og de tolv apostle, jf. Peter, A86, Matthæus, A87, Johannes, A89, Jakob den Yngre, A91, Philip, A93, Thomas, A96, Jakob den Ældre, A98, Bartholomæus, A99, Simon Zelotes, A101, Paulus, A103, Judas Thaddæus, A105 og Andreas, A108, opstilles i Vor Frue Kirke, København.
Ved opstillingen viser apostelstatuerne sig at være for store til de tiltænkte nicher.
Not earlier than 5.4.1828 George Hilaro Barlow, A289.
8.5. - 17.5.1828 Prince Frederik (7.) and Conrad Rantzau are back in Rome after a visit to Naples.
Summer 1828 Monument to Vaccà Berlinghieri, A613.
Summer 1828 The cast of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123, is shipped to Gdansk.
8.7.1828 Baptismal Angel Kneeling, cf. A112, is commissioned.
August 1828 Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, is shipped to Thomas Hope in England 25 years after it was commissioned.
Winter 1828 - 1829 Thomas Hope receives Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822.
31.12.1828 Awarded the Accademia Tiberina’s medal for 1828.
Presumably 1829 Eliza Glenorchy?, A268.
Presumably 1829 John Campbell?, A303.
Presumably 1829 - 1830 Monument to Charles Drake Garrard and Wife, A620.
Begun 1829 Marianna Florenzi, A727.
1829 The Genius of Death for the Monument to Wlodzimierz Potocki, A627.
1829 Monument to Vaccà Berlinghieri, cf. A613, and the portrait medallion of Andrea Vaccà Berlinghieri are executed in marble for Campo Santo, Pisa.
1829 Youth Leading a Horse, A512.
1829 Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia, A277.
1829 Vilhelmine Marie, A195.
1829 Caroline von Humboldt’s marble version of The Goddess of Hope, cf. A47, arrives in Berlin. Today in Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
1829 Henry Labouchère commissions a colossal statue of Achilleus, which probably is not executed.
Not earlier than 1829 The Genius of Death for the Monument to Wlodzimierz Potocki, A626.
Beginning of 1829 Artur Potocki, A291.
Not later than 25.1.1829 Charles Benet Drake Garrard commissions Monument to Charles Drake Garrard and Wife, cf. A620.
Not later than 5.2.1829 Baptismal Angel Kneeling, cf. A112 og Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, are cast in plaster and shipped to Denmark.
18.2.1829 Ludwig 1. of Bavaria visits Thorvaldsen in his studio and awards him the title of Commander of the Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown with the words: “The soldier is honoured on the battlefield, but the artist among his works”.
Spring 1829 Helene, A247.
Spring 1829 Alexander Murray commissions Napoleon Bonaparte, cf. A909.
March 1829 Caroline von Humboldt dies in Berlin.
March - September 1829 The Dance of the Muses on Helikon, marble relief, cf. A341. Probably occasioned by Elisa Baciocchi’s commission in 1813, location unknown.
Middle of March 1829 Part of Thorvaldsen’s collection of coins is stolen from Casa Buti.
Not earlier than April 1829 The cast of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123, is sent from Gdansk to Warsaw, after which the bronze casting is begun.
6.5.1829 Honorary member of The National Academy of Design, New York.
11.5.1829 Józef Poniatowski, bronze, cf. A123, is unveiled in Warsaw.
20.5.1829 A copy of Hope, executed by Friedrich Tieck for Caroline von Humboldt’s funerary monument, is unveiled.
22.5.1829 A committee led by John C. Hobhouse commissions the statue George Gordon Byron, cf. A130.
7.6.1829 The Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen is consecrated Whitsunday.
26.6.1829 Modtager via Torlonia første tilbagebetaling på 2000 scudi af det lån på 9000 romerske scudi som Christian (8.) Frederik 1821 optog hos Thorvaldsen.
August 1829 Alexis de Chateauneuf commissions a bronze relief for a funerary monument.
1.8.1829 Awarded the title of Commander of the Order of Dannebrog.
8.10.1829 Modtager via Torlonia anden tilbagebetaling på 2000 scudi af det lån på 9000 romerske scudi som Christian (8.) Frederik 1821 optog hos Thorvaldsen.
Not later than 22.10.1829 The monument to Leuchtenberg (Eugène de Beauharnais) (original models A156 and A157) arrives in Munich.
24.11.1829 Den polske digter Adam Mickiewicz aflægger besøg i Thorvaldsens atelier sammen med kollegaen Antoni Edward Odyniec.
22.12.1829 Elected foreign honorary member of the Accademia dei Filergiti in Forli.
Presumably the 1830s Psyche and Mercury, A432, probably part of the series of reliefs, A433-A448, modelled by Pietro Galli.
Presumably the 1830s Unknown, A284 (probably John O’Brien ).
Presumably the 1830s Unknown, A287.
The 1830s Flower Girl, A184, possibly connected with Young Dancing Girl, A180, A181 and A182.
Presumably 1830 Victoria, A360.
Presumably 1830 Victoria, A710.
Presumably 1830 Napoleon Bonaparte, A252.
Presumably 1830 Napoleon Bonaparte, A909.
1830 Victoria, A359.
1830 Victoria, A361.
1830 Victoria, A362.
1830 Victory, A363.
1830 George Gordon Byron, A133, preparatory work for A130.
1830 Completes the monument to Wlodzimierz Potocki, in Wawel Cathedral, Krakow, with the relief The Genius of Death for the Monument to Wlodzimierz Potocki, A626.
Not earlier than 1830 Napoleon Bonaparte, A732, finished under the supervision of H.W. Bissen.
Not earlier than 1830 Napoleon Bonaparte, A867.
Beginning of 1830 Completes the marble version of Monument to Johann Philipp Bethmann-Hollweg, cf. A615,1, A615,2 and A615,3, Frankfurt am Main.
Beginning of 1830 The monument to Leuchtenberg (Eugène de Beauharnais), cf. A156, is erected in St. Michael’s Church in Munich.
1830 - 1832 Maximilian 1., A127, preparatory work for A128.
Not earlier than 16.1.1830 H.W. Bissen resumes work for Thorvaldsen after an illness.
18.1.1830 Receives a written request from H.W. Bissen for the loan of the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik to be executed in marble (cf. A753 og A197), commissioned by Joseph Hambro.
22.1. - 26.1.1830 Travels from Rome to Florence in the company of the German count, jurist, and diplomat Carl Otto Friedrich von Voss (1786-1864).
30.1.1830 Design for a monument to Friedrich Schiller commissioned by Verein für Schiller’s Denkmal.
31.1.1830 Elected honorary member of the Academia et Universitas Vilnensis, Vilnius.
End of January 1830 Leaves Florence for Munich.
14.2.1830 Andrea Vaccà Berlinghieri’s monument is unveiled in Campo Santo, Pisa, without Thorvaldsen’s attendance.
14.2.1830 Arrives in Munich.
14.2.1830 Visits the bedridden Ludwig 1. immediately after his arrival in Munich.
18.2. - 2.3.1830 Negociations and drawing up of a contract for a monument to Maximilian 1., cf. A128, between Thorvaldsen and Leo von Klenze.
19.2.1830 Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour in the hall of Paradiesgarten in Munich.
27.2.1830 Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour with artists and professors, given by the vice-chancellor of the university Friedrich Thiersch.
Spring 1830 A plaster cast of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, is exhibited in the spring exhibition of Charlottenborg as catalogue number 165: Baptismal Font, for the church of Myklabye in Iceland
4.3.1830 Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour at the Odeon, Munich.
4.3.1830 The same evening Ludwig 1. gives a party for Thorvaldsen in the Glyptothek, Munich.
6.3.1830 Elected member of the Kunstverein München during his stay in that city.
8.3.1830 Visits Queen Therese.
8.3.1830 Thorvaldsens romerske fødselsdag fejres af De danske Romeres selskab i Bødkerkroen på Christianshavn uden billedhuggerens tilstedeværelse.
8.3.1830 Spends the evening of his Roman birthday with the members of the “Liederkranz” without mentioning the special meaning of the day until after he has left the party.
8.3.1830 Woken up during the night following his Roman birthday with late cheering and singing by the “Liederkranz”.
12.3.1830 The monument to Leuchtenberg (Eugène de Beauharnais), cf. A156, is unveiled in St. Michael’s Church, Munich.
14.3.1830 Departs from Munich bound for Rome in the company of Peter Heinrich Lambert von Hess and Bernhard von Eichthal.
25.3.1830 Arrives in Rome.
11.5.1830 Nicolaus Copernicus, bronze, cf. A113, is unveiled in Warsaw in front of the Staszic palace.
25.5.1830 Elected honorary member of the Verein von Künstlern und Kunstfreunden, Nuremberg.
Summer 1830 The execution of the original model, now lost, of Cupid and Erato, cf. A343.
30.6.1830 Member of the Société des Amis des Lettres in Warsaw.
August 1830 Sketch, possibly C350r, for the monument to George Gordon Byron, A130.
8.8.1830 Draws up his first will, in which he leaves his works and collections to Copenhagen in return for the foundation of Thorvaldsens Museum.
12.8.1830 Elected honorary member of the Accademia della Valle Tiberina Toscana de Scienze ed Arti, Firenze.
Not earlier than 21.8.1830 Monument to George Gordon Byron, C352, cf. A130.
Not earlier than 31.8.1830 The Genius of Poetry, C353 (sketch for A134). The relief is part of the monument to George Gordon Byron, cf. A130.
November 1830 St. Peter’s, Rome, is ready for the erection of Pius 7., cf. A142.
19.11.1830 Drawing, C349, of possible design for Napoleon Bonaparte, cf. A909, and Victory, A360.
December 1830 Angel, A146.
December 1830 Angel, A147.
24.12.1830 Celebrates Christmas with Danish artists in Rome.
31.12.1830 Awarded the Accademia Tiberina’s medal for 1830.
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, cf. 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.
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 Finley Breese 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.
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 48.
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.
Presumably autumn 1831 Walter Scott visits Thorvaldsen.
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 by Samuel Finely Breese Morse.
Presumably October 1831 Bernhard von Eichthal, A243.
Presumably completed October 1831 Ludwig I.’s version of Adonis, cf. A53, marble, Neue Pinakothek, Munich.
Completed October 1831 Jacob Loewy?, A885.
20.10.1831 Modtager via Torlonia tredje og sidste tilbagebetaling på 5000 scudi af det lån på 9000 romerske scudi som Christian (8.) Frederik 1821 optog hos Thorvaldsen.
9.11.1831 Ludwig I. is pleased with the completion of Adonis, cf. A53, and inquires about Maximilian I, cf. A128.
Presumably 1832 The Graces Dancing, A374.
Presumably 1832 Hylas and the Water Nymphs, A482.
Presumably 1832 Charles James Patrick Mahon?, A286.
Presumably 1832 Horace Vernet, A884.
Presumably 1832 - 1833 Ulysses Receiving the Arms of Achilles, A497.
Presumably 1832 - 1833 Julia Potocka, A269.
Presumably 1832 - 1838 Vulcan, A10, preparatory work for A9.
1832 Alexander the Great Sets Fire to Persepolis, A515.
1832 Horace Vernet, A254.
1832 Publication of Angelo Maria Ricci’s book Anacreonte novissimo with line engravings of Thorvaldsen’s reliefs.
1832 - 1834 Cupid and Hymen, A454.
3.3.1832 The city of Mainz contacts Thorvaldsen regarding a monument to Johann Gutenberg.
Summer 1832 - summer 1833 Horse, A129, preparatory work for A128.
Begun June 1832 The Procession to Parnassus, A339.
8.8.1832 Applies for permission to adopt his daughter Elisa before her forthcoming marriage to Fritz Paulsen.
8.8.1832 The city of Mainz commissions a monument to Johan Gutenberg, cf. A114.
Not earlier than 8.8.1832 Travels to Carrara with his daughter Elisa in order to inspect Christ, cf. A82.
Not earlier than 8.8.1832 Thorvaldsen requests and receives study material on Johann Gutenberg for the execution of the Gutenberg monument, cf. A114, A115, A116.
21.8.1832 Receives a commission for four statues of his own choice from Slotsbygningskommissionen (Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace) for the Great Hall in Christiansborg Palace.
Presumably September 1832 Travels from Carrara via Genoa to Vicenza with Elisa in order to ask the clergy to allow the Catholic Elisa to marry the Protestant Fritz Paulsen.
Not later than 30.10.1832 Leaves Elisa in a convent in Vincenza.
30.10.1832 Travels alone to Milan via Padua.
November 1832 Stays in Milan, where he visits, among others, Heinrich Mylius, who commissions a work for his late son Julius’ chapel in Loveno on Lake Como.
November 1832 During his stay in Milan THorvaldsen visits Novara, where he views the high altar in the Basilica di S. Gaudenzio, for which he receives a commission for two bas-reliefs in bronze from Alessandro Antonelli.
Beginning of November 1832 Returns to Rome.
24.12.1832 Gives a Christmas party for Danes in Rome; among the guests is C.H. Donner.
25.12.1832 Thorvaldsen’s daughter Elisa marries Fritz Paulsen in Ljubljana.
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.
Not earlier than 1833 Angels Playing, A587.
Not earlier than 1833 Angels Singing, A585.
Beginning of 1833 Recommends H.W. Bissen for the execution of a frieze for Christiansborg Palace, cf. the later Ceres og Bacchus (burned 1884).
1833 - 1835 John, A578.
1833 - 1835 Matthew, A575.
1833 - 1835 Maximilian 1., A762.
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.
March 1833 Buys Wilhelm Bendz’ Artists in Finck’s Coffee-house in Munich, B197.
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, possibly due to the rumours about his approaching return.
Presumably completed April 1833 The marble version of Charles James Patrick Mahon?, cf. A286, is completed. Location unknown.
April 1833 Considers returning to Copenhagen in the autumn.
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.
16.5.1833 65 crates with works are made ready for shipment to Copenhagen on board the corvette Galathea, among them the marble Christ, cf. A82, and other works for the Chuch of Our Lady plus Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, A503.
19.5.1833 Elected honorary member of L’Ateneo di Brescia.
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 Fates, A366.
Presumably summer 1833 Angels Playing, A588, commissioned by Alessandro Antonelli (see november 1832), is modelled but rejected.
Presumably summer 1833 Angels Singing, A586, commissioned by Alessandro Antonelli (see november 1832), is modelled but rejected.
Summer 1833 Abandons the idea of going to Denmark in the autumn (see april 1833).
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.
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.
August 1833 The corvette Galathea leaves Leghorn bound for Copenhagen, carrying 65 crates with Thorvaldsen’s works.
Begun August 1833 Maximilian 1., A128.
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 with 65 crates with Thorvaldsen’s works on board.
5.10.1833 H.C. Andersen sees Thorvaldsen’s newly erected funerary monument to Andrea Vaccà Berlinghieri for Campo Santo in Pisa.
Not later than 8.10.1833 Marble version of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, for installation in Iceland arrives in Copenhagen.
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 a portrait of Thorvaldsen, probably sketches for the medal, F138.
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.
7.11.1833 H.C. Andersen visits Thorvaldsen’s studios and sees Psyche in plaster, A26, and George Gordon Byron in marble, cf. A130.
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.
Begun 1834 Horace Vernet, A253.
1834 Children Praying, for the Monument to Artur Potocki, A628.
1834 Luke, A577.
1834 Mark, A576.
1834 Bronze versions of the reliefs Hovering Angels (A590 and A591) are placed at the high altar of the Basilica di S. Gaudenzio, Novara.
Not earlier than 1834 Bacchante and a Satyr, A354.
1834 - 1838 Leonardo Fibonacci, A187.
1834 - 1838 Leonardo Fibonacci, A722.
January 1834 Thorvaldsen falls from a scaffold during the modelling of Maximilian 1. (A128), without, however, incurring permanent injuries.
1.1. - 8.1.1834 Nemesis attended by the Genii of Punishment and Reward, A364, for Heinrich Mylius’ funerary monument to his son Julius.
8.1.1834 H.C. Andersen visits Thorvaldsen, who encourages him. Andersen gives his poem The Dying Child to the sculptor.
24.1.1834 Elected honorary member of the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa.
February 1834 Gives up his plans for returning to Denmark this winter.
Begun 3.2.1834 - completed 28.6.1834 The statue for the monument Johann Gutenberg, A114. Clay model for the plaster cast, cf. A117 is executed by H.W. Bissen under Thorvaldsen’s supervision.
11.2.1834 Frederik 6. approves Thorvaldsen’s donation of his own works and collections to Denmark.
29.3.1834 Walks with H.C. Andersen in Rome.
31.3.1834 Says goodbye to the departing H.C. Andersen, writes a greeting in his album, and shows him Nemesis attended by the Genii of Punishment and Reward, A364.
18.4.1834 Elected honorary member of the Accademia dei Filomati di Scienze, Lettere e Belle Arti in Lucca.
Summer 1834 Hunter on a Horse, A646.
Summer 1834 Huntress on a Horse, A647.
Autumn 1834 G.F. Hetsch drafts a proposal for the conversion of the ruins of the Marble Church into a museum dedicated to Thorvaldsen.
Not later than 18.12.1834 Monument to the two Poninski Children, A617, prepatory work for A616.
1835 Lyre, A708.
1835 The Genius of Poetry, A526.
1835 Receives a visit from the French author Alexandre Dumas père (1802-1870) during the latter’s journey through Italy.
1835 - 1836 Charlotte Dorothea Fischer, A871.
Presumably completed January 1835 Horace Vernet paints Portrait of Thorvaldsen modelling the bust of Vernet, B95.
31.1.1835 Attends Horace Vernet’s farewell party in the Palazzo Ruspoli. Vernet is fined 100 scudi for breaking the fast.
Beginning of February 1835 Horace Vernet leaves Rome.
18.2.1835 Possibly at the theatre to see Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard’s play Der Jahrmarkt zu Borgo di Trastullo.
8.3.1835 Thorvaldsens romerske fødselsdag fejres i Borgerdydsselskabet på Christianshavn uden billedhuggerens deltagelse. En sang om Rom og Thorvaldsen af H.C. Andersen afsynges.
18.3.1835 Awarded honorary citizenship of Mainz.
April 1835 The marble version of George Gordon Byron, cf. A130, arrives in London.
20.4.1835 Elected honorary member of the Accademia Aretina di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Arezzo.
27.4.1835 Signs a contract with Helena Poninska for the Monument to the two Poninski Children, cf. A616.
Beginning of May 1835 The frigate Bellona leaves Copenhagen.
Summer 1835 Friedrich Schiller, A138, preparatory work for A770.
8.6.1835 The frigate Bellona reaches Leghorn.
Beginning of July 1835 The frigate Bellona leaves Leghorn bound for Copenhagen, carrying Thorvaldsen’s works.
20.7.1835 Honorary member of the Società Petrarchina di Scienze e Belle Arti in Arezzo.
Autumn 1835 Monument to the two Poninski Children is begun, cf. A616 and A917.
Autumn 1835 The Judgement of Solomon, A554.
September 1835 The Resurrection, A561.
1.11.1835 Receives a visit from the Puggaard family.
2.11.1835 Shows the Puggaard family round his studios, where work is being done on Maximilian I., A128.
Gathers roses in his garden for Marie and Bolette Puggaard.
5.11.1835 Evening party at the house of the Puggaard family.
Presumably winter 1835 - 1836 Restores the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Campidoglio.
13.12.1835 Attends an evening party at the house of the Puggaard family, along with the German painters Joh. Christian Reinhart and Franz Ludwig Catel. The daughter of the house Maria serves pancakes.
22.12.1835 Elected member of the Koninklijk Instituut van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam.
24.12.1835 Celebrates Christmas with the other Danes in Rome, among them the Puggaard family, the painters Jørgen V. Sonne, who made the Christmas porridge, Ditlev Blunck and Fritz Petzholdt.
End of 1835 Marble version of Nemesis Attended by the Genii of Punishment and Reward, cf. A364, is completed and placed in Julius Mylius’ chapel in Loveno.
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 Avignonese, 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 with tableaux inspired by his own and Raphael’s works and arranged by Ferdinand Flor. Songs by Heinrich Jakob Fried and Henrik Hertz. Music with lyrics by Scipione Barberi.
10.3.1836 Visits the Puggaard family and gives Maria 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.
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 Intervenes in the competition for the gold medal of the Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, in favour of Adam Müller, who receives the travel grant to Rome.
1837 The reliefs The Seasons (A642, A643, A644, A645) are cast in marble for Wilhelm 1.
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’.
8.2.1837 Awarded the Friedrich Order by Wilhelm 1.
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.
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.
Summer 1837 Apollo and the Shepherds, A344.
Summer 1837 Bacchante with Bird, A648.
Summer 1837 Outbreak of cholera in Rome.
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.
14.8.1837 The Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114, A115, A116 is unveiled in Mainz at a three-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.
November 1837 Adam and Eve with Cain and Abel, A552, preparatory work for A551.
Winter 1837 - 1838 Thorvaldsen meets Frances Mackenzie again in Rome, and they are reconciled.
9.12.1837 Receives a visit from Sulpiz Boisserée.
Presumably 1838 Martin Luther, A160.
Presumably 1838 Pan and a Nymph, A356.
Presumably 1838 Philipp Melanchton, A161.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Adonis, A476, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Agriculture, A543, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Actaeon Torn by his Dogs, A461, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Actaeon Torn by his Dogs, A779, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Cupid and the Sleeping Psyche, A434, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Cupid and the Sleeping Psyche, A437, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Cupid and the Sleeping Psyche, A438, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Cupid and Diana, A465, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Cupid Reviving Psyche, A446, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Apollo and Daphne, A478, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Astronomy, A544, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Atalanta, A473, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Chione and Daedalion, A464, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Dancing, A536, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Diana Killing Orion, A462, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Diana with her Hind, A459, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Diana Surprised at her Bath, A460, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Endymion, A466, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Trade, A540, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Gardening, A542, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Heros, A475, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Jupiter’s Eagle and Psyche, A443, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Callisto, A472, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Comedy, A534, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of War, A538, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Flight of Latona, A458, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Medicine, A541, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Meleager, A474, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Music, A535, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Narcissus and Cupid, A477, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Nymph with Bow, A467, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Nymph with a Torch, A470, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Hunting Nymph, A471, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Nymph with Arrow, A468, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Nymph and a Young Girl, A469, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Orion Dying, A463, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Pan and Cupid, A479, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1837-1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Poetry, A532, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche and Cupid, A440, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche and Cupid, A448, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche and Cerberus, A445, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche and Charon, A444, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche and her Sisters, A439, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche and Mercury, A447, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche and Pan, A441, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Psyche’s Father and the Oracle, A435, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Religion, A545, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Six Genii, A547, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Governmemt, A537, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Seven Genii, A546, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Navigation, A539, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 The Genius of Tragedy, A533, relief modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Venus and Cupid, A433, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Venus and Psyche, A442, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Zephyr and Psyche, A436, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
1838 Child’s Head, A907.
1838 Christ, A882.
Not earlier than 1838 Pan and a Nymph, A728.
Beginning of 1838 Adam and Eve with Cain and Abel, A551.
Beginning of 1838 Vulkan, A9.
1838 - 1839 Ludvig Holberg, A190.
20.1.1838 Accepts the offer to sail to Copenhagen on board the frigate Rota in the summer of 1838.
24.1.1838 Elected member of the learned society in Providence, Rhode Island Historical Society.
10.7.1838 The frigate Rota reaches Leghorn.
Not earlier than 10.7.1838 - not later than 4.8.1838 At the request of Angelo Maria Ricci, among others, Thorvaldsen models a portrait medallion of Lucrezia Ripanti.
23.7.1838 Rudolf Lützow issues Thorvaldsen’s passport.
5.8.1838 Starts his journey back to Copenhagen, leaving Rome at midnight via Civitavecchia to Leghorn. Accompanied by Wilhelm Matthiä and Blunck.
13.8.1838 The frigate Rota leaves Leghorn bound for Copenhagen, with Thorvaldsen and his travelling companions on board.
10.9.1838 Appointed “konferensråd” (honorary title, now obsolete) on board of the frigate Rota.
15.9.1838 The Rota lies to near Hammermøllen, north west of Elsinore.
16.9.1838 The Rota anchors north west of Elsinore waiting for favourable currents and winds. Thorvaldsen attends a Danish-Swedish celebration in his honour on board the steamship Dronning Marie.
17.9.1838 The frigate Rota is towed round Kronborg in the morning and passes Trekroner in the afternoon.
17.9.1838 Amid great jubilation, Thorvaldsen disembarks at the Copenhagen Custom House after 42 years of exile.
17.9.1838 On the balcony of Charlottenborg Thorvaldsen is cheered by a crowd in Kongens Nytorv.
17.9.1838 Young artists pay tribute to Thorvaldsen with a torchlight procession in the Botanical Gardens behind Charlottenborg. A song by Christian Winther is sung.
18.9.1838 Joins the Academy of Fine Arts in a picnic to Sorgenfri and Bellevue celebrating the birthday of Christian (8.) Frederik.
19.9.1838 Shown Christen Christensen’s Thorvaldsen Medal, F13, which is to be awarded to artists as the highest appraisal of the Academy of Fine Arts.
19.9.1838 Installed as director of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, at a meeting in the academy.
20.9.1838 Learns that he has been awarded honorary citizenship of Copenhagen and dines at Court.
20.9.1838 Thorvaldsen’s crates and belongings are brought from the Custom House to Charlottenborg.
24.9.1838 Elected honorary member of Studenterforeningen (The Students’ Association).
26.9.1838 Stays at home for several days due to an injury to his foot. Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg.
1.10.1838 Attends a meeting in Akademiforsamlingen (the Fellows of the Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen). Promises to furnish “the model of the month”.
2.10.1838 Honoured in the evening by about 70 members of De danske Romeres Selskab (The Society of Danish Romans). The party takes place in the hall of Borups selskab, which for the occasion has been decorated as a Roman osteria.
4.10.1838 Visits Roskilde and attends the dinner of the delegates of the Estates of the Realm with songs and speeches in Thorvaldsen’s honour.
5.10.1838 Attends J.P. Møller’s birthday party.
6.10.1838 Attends the quarterly meeting of Det Kongelige Nordiske Oldskriftselskab (The Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries). Receives the book Antiquitates Americanæ (still in Thorvaldsen’s book collection, M575), with his genealogical table. Speech by Finnur Magnússon.
7.10.1838 Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour for 300 guests at the Hotel d’Angleterre with songs, poems, speeches etc. by Oehlenschläger, Heiberg, Andersen, Grundtvig, and others.
13.10.1838 Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour in Studenterforeningen (The Students’ Association) with several songs, etc.
16.10.1838 The governors of the University of Copenhagen offer to buy Thorvaldsen’s marble versions of the apostles. They also buy Christ, cf. A82, which had originally been commissioned for Christiansborg Palace Church, to be placed in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen.
23.10.1838 Present at the installation of the pediment group Johannes Døberens prædiken, modelled 1821-1822, jf. A59, A60, A61, A62, A63, A64, A65, A66, A67, A68, A69 og A70, above the main entrance to the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen.
24.10.1838 Attends an afternoon gathering at Johan Sigismund v. Møsting’s house in the company of the professors of the Academy of Fine Arts, including C.W. Eckersberg.
24.10.1838 Honoured by the members of Borups Selskab (The Dramatic and Literary Society, Borup’s Society)
25.10.1838 Dinner with the architect C.F. Hansen, the painter C.W. Eckersberg, and others.
31.10.1838 Attends a private party. Oehlenschläger writes a song for the occasion.
Presumably November 1838 C.F. Wilckens is engaged as Thorvaldsen’s valet.
Not earlier than November 1838 Engages Charlotte Amalie Wilckens (ca 1809-1867) as housekeeper.
19.11.1838 The members of De danske Romeres Selskab (The Society of Danish Romans) are invited to celebrate Thorvaldsen’ birthday.
19.11.1838 The pediment group John the Baptist Preaching, A59-A70, installed by H.E. Freund, is unveiled.
Not later than 20.11.1838 The vicar C.H. Visby (1801-1871) asks Thorvaldsen to intercede with Frederik 6. for the robber and murderer Petri Worm (1814-1838).
21.11.1838 Awarded honorary citizenship of Copenhagen, cf. diploma N36. Celebration at The Royal Shooting Range.
22.11.1838 Kunstforeningen af 1825 (The Art Society of Copenhagen) arranges a competition for a painting with the subject: “Thorvaldsen’s Arrival and Reception at the Copenhagen Custom House”. The winner is Fritz Westphal’s Thorvaldsen’s Reception at the Custom House on September 17, 1838, B453.
26.11.1838 Probably present at Grundtvig’s historical lectures at Borch’s Kollegium, Copenhagen.
4.12.1838 Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg and shows him some of the works of art brought home from Rome.
7.12.1838 Tea party at the home of factory manager O.J. Rawert (1786-1851) together with C.W. Eckersberg and many others.
10.12.1838 Visits the painter C.W. Eckersberg and sees a version of the painting Thorvaldsen’s Arrival in the Copenhagen Roadstead, September 17th 1838, cf. B217, which pleases him.
11.12.1838 Sends a deed of gift to the corporation of Copenhagen, thereby donating his works and collections to the city.
11.12.1838 Visits the painter C.W. Eckersberg, who on that day has begun work on the painting Thorvaldsen’s Arrival in the Copenhagen Roadstead, September 17th 1838, B217.
19.12.1838 The corporation of Copenhagen thanks Thorvaldsen for the bequest.
21.12.1838 Receives a visit from the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg.
22.12.1838 Attends Akademiforsamlingen (The Fellows of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen), where the decision is made to give a travel grant to the painter Heinrich Eddelien in preference to Adam Müller furthermore, the architect Gottlieb Bindesbøll is unanimously elected member of the academy. Afterwards Thorvaldsen joins the other professors in a banquet with Prince Christian (8.) Frederik.
24.12.1838 The governors of the University of Copenhagen commission Jude Thaddeus, cf. A105, Andrew, cf. A108 og Christ on the Road to Calvary, cf. A560, plus Martin Luther, A188 and Philipp Melanchton, A161. Four statues of prophets are also commissioned but not executed.
30.12.1838 At Jørgen Koch’s suggestion, Frederik 6. donates a carriage yard, which forms the foundation of Thorvaldsens Museum.
End of 1838 The Child’s Guardian Angel, A596.
Presumably 1839 Bertel Thorvaldsen, A880, fragment of a sketch. Thorvaldsen’s head from the preparatory model, Nysø36, of Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Statue of Hope.
Presumably 1839 Aesculapius, A784, fragment of A20.
Presumably 1839 Johann Wolfgang Goethe, A139.
Presumably 1839 Frederik 6. encourages Thorvaldsen to stay in Copenhagen.
Presumably 1839 - 1840 Wilckens starts collecting Thorvaldsen memorabilia.
Presumably 1839 - 1840 Wilckens saves locks of Thorvaldsen’s hair.
Presumably 1839 - 1840 Nominates Emilius Bærentzen for admission to the Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, but Bærentzen does not receive enough votes.
Presumably 1839 - 1841 Buys several vedute (cityscapes) by H.G.F. Holm, e.g. D836.
Presumably 1839 - 1841 Doctor Joachim Lund Drejer (1792-1853) has Thorvaldsen make a plaster cast of the sculptor’s juvenile work, A864, Ernst Heinrich Løffler, A630.
Presumably 1839 - 1841 The pantomimist Adolph Price (1805-1890) creates tableaux vivants after Thorvaldsen’s works and collections. Thorvaldsen sees several of Price’s pantomimes.
Presumably 1839 - 1843 A.B. Rothe gives Thorvaldsen Tyge Rothe, A225.
Presumably 1839 - 1843 Gives C.F. Høyer the bust of his mother, Sophie Dorothea Høyer, A763.
1839 Boy Sitting on a Stair, Nysø65, preparatory work for A560.
1839 Child Walking with Palm Branch, Nysø67, preparatory work for A560.
1839 Hercules, A16, first preparatory work for A14.
1839 Head of apostle, Nysø92, preparatory work for Nysø18.
1839 Minerva, A18, first model of A17.
1839 Nemesis, A19a, first model of A19.
1839 Perseus and Andromeda, A486.
1839 Young Man with Palm Branches in his Arm, Nysø68, preparatory work for A560.
1839 Aesculapius, A21, first model of A20.
1839 G.F. Hetsch suggests the subject of Christ on the Road to Calvary, A560, for the altar-niche of the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen.
1839 Models sketches of four colossal statues for Christiansborg Palace (A16, A18, A19a, A21).
1839 - 1840 Horse’s head and warrior, A64.
1839 - 1840 Head of a child, Nysø99, preparatory work for A559.
1839 - 1842 Olympus, Nysø57, preparatory work for Pietro Galli’s sculpture, G5.
1839 - 1843 Merchant Carl Adolf Ollendorff (1816-1902) gives the museum a Grandfather Clock, N150, made by Thorvaldsen.
1839 - 1844 Cupid blowing a horn, Nysø81.
2.1.1839 Attends the 56th birthday party of the Danish painter C.W. Eckersbergs. A toast to Thorvaldsen is proposed.
6.1.1839 Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg and his daughters.
18.1.1839 Dines at the home of Johan Sigismund v. Møsting in the company of Joseph Hambro, the zoologist J. Reinhardt (1776-1845), the philologist Carl Christian Rafn, Johan Gunder Adler, C.W. Eckersberg, and others.
20.1.1839 Received in the Royal Theatre. Prologue by Adam Oehlenschläger is recited.
29.1.1839 Receives a visit from the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg.
February 1839 Marble version of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, arrives in Iceland and is installed in the cathedral in Reykjavik.
6.2.1839 Receives a visit from the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg.
16.2.1839 Receives a visit from the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg.
17.2.1839 Sits for his portrait by C.A. Jensen Portrait of the Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Today at the Museum of National History, Fredriksborg Castle, inv.no. A 80.
Presumably spring 1839 J.V. Gertner draws Thorvaldsen at Charlottenborg, e.g. D825.
Spring 1839 Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, is consecrated in the cathedral in Reykjavik.
Spring 1839 H.E. Freund erects the marble Christ, cf. A82, in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen.
Spring 1839 Apostles in plaster are replaced by marble versions, the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen.
Spring 1839 Godfather of the future Minister of Cultural Affairs Jacob Scavenius (1838-1915).
2.3.1839 Visits the painter C.W. Eckersberg.
8.3.1839 Receives a visit from C.W. Eckersberg, who introduces Hans Henrik Dithmer.
8.3.1839 Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday is celebrated by the society of The Danish Romans in Copenhagen.
16.3.1839 Attends a party given by the Danish officer Joseph Abrahamson (1789-1847). Accompanied home by C.W. Eckersberg at 2 am.
26.4.1839 Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg.
26.4.1839 General Prayer Day (Danish public holiday). Visits Antoinette Thomasine Liebenberg, the widow of a friend of his youth M.F. Liebenberg and goes for a walk on the ramparts (popular activity on this particular day in Copenhagen) with his goddaughter, Maria Liebenberg.
30.4.1839 Attends the wedding party of Heinrich Eddelien.
Beginning of May 1839 The corvette Galathea sails from Copenhagen bound for Leghorn in order to fetch Thorvaldsen’s works.
3.5.1839 Dines at the house of Jørgen Koch in the company of Adam Oehlenschläger, Hans Puggaard, A.C. Kierulff, C.W. Eckersberg, and others.
8.5.1839 Concert in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, celebrating the unveiling of the Schiller monument, cf. A770, in Stuttgart the same day. Song by Oehlenschläger and Weyse is performed.
8.5.1839 The Schiller monument, cf. A770, is unveiled in Stuttgart.
19.5.1839 On Whitsunday the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, is consecrated with the completed decorations.
19.5.1839 Thorvaldsen is godfather to H.E. Freund’s daughter in the Church of Our Lady.
June - August 1839 Christ Blessing the Children, Nysø23.
4.6.1839 Arrives at Nysø Manor near Præstø for the first time after his return in 1838.
12.6. - 14.6.1839 Trip to Sorø.
13.6.1839 At a celebration at Sorø Academy, a song by B.S. Ingemann is sung by the students.
Middle of June 1839 Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Statue of Hope, Nysø36, preparatory model for Nysø1.
21.6.1839 Trip to Mogenstrup.
22.6.1839 Evening at Jungshoved.
28.6. - 29.6.1839 From Nysø to Altona with Christine Stampe.
July - August 1839 Kneeling Angel, A159.
July - September 1839 Thorvaldsen has his portrait painted by J.V. Gertner, probably Thorvaldsen modelling the bust of Adam Oehlenschläger, Dep.35.
July - October 1839 Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Statue of Hope, Nysø1.
July - October 1839 Head of Thorvaldsen, Nysø72, preparatory work for Nysø1.
Presumably 1.7.1839 Departure from Altona/Hamburg.
3.7.1839 Return to Copenhagen.
5.7.1839 Receives a visit from C.W. Eckersberg.
10.7. - 11.7.1839 Trip to Kullen by way of Elsinore, Ramlösa and Höganäs and back through Helsingborg to Elsinore with Christine Stampe.
Presumably 11.7.1839 Visits Count de Geer at Kulla Gunnarstorp.
11.7.1839 Celebrations in Thorvaldsen’s honour in both Helsingborg and Elsinore.
12.7.1839 Travels from Elsinore to Copenhagen via Sorgenfri, where he visits Prince Christian (8.) Frederik.
Presumably 13.7.1839 From Copenhagen to Nysø.
Presumably 14.7. - 17.7.1839 Begins Ludvig Holberg, A876.
Presumably 19.7. - 23.7.1839 Trip to Møn with Adam Oehlenschläger and Hans Puggaard.
19.7.1839 Attends the 80th birthday of the merchant Christopher Friedenreich Hage (1759-1849) at Stege.
20.7.1839 Fejres med fest og sang i Klinteskoven på Møn. Tilbringer natten i nærheden på Magleby præstegård hos Ole Johan Freuchen.
24.7.1839 Thorvaldsen’s studio in the garden of Nysø – “Wayland’s smithy” – is inaugurated in the presence of Oehlenschläger, Grundtvig, Hans Puggaard and others.
26.7.1839 From Nysø to Sorø in the company of the Stampe family.
26.7.1839 With H.C. Andersen and Oehlenschläger”:/people/oehlenschlaeger-adam, godfather to Carsten Hauch’s daughter, who is baptized “Albertine” after Thorvaldsen by Grundtvig.
26.7. - 27.7.1839 Stays at Sorø with Christine Stampe, Oehlenschläger, Grundtvig among others.
End of July 1839 - 29.9.1839 Adam Oehlenschläger, A226, marked: “Nysøe den 29. Set. 1839”.
13.8.1839 G. Bindesbøll’s project for Thorvaldsens Museum is chosen by a majority of the members of the Comitteen for Oprettelsen af Thorvaldsens Museum (The Committee for the Foundation of Thorvaldsen’s Museum).
Autumn 1839 Head of Judas, Nysø96, preparatory work for A559.
Autumn 1839 Head of a bearded man, Nysø95, preparatory work for A559.
Autumn 1839 The Entry into Jerusalem, A559.
Autumn 1839 Perseus and Andromeda, A742.
Autumn 1839 - spring 1840 Christ on the Road to Calvary, A560.
October 1839 Wilhelm 1. commissions Cupid and the Graces, A29, The Seasons, A642, A643, A644, A645, Shepherdess with a Nest of Cupids, A425, and Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, A780.
6.10.1839 Arrives in Copenhagen; after a few days’ stay he returns to Nysø.
9.10.1839 Visits C.W. Eckersberg, who is working on the painting Thorvaldsen’s arrival in the Copenhagen roadstead, September 17th 1838, B217.
12.10.1839 Maximilian 1., cf. A128, is unveiled in the Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich.
15.10.1839 Goes to Nysø.
20.10.1839 The municipal authorities in Copenhagen adopt the final plans for the construction of Thorvaldsens Museum.
13.11.1839 Frederik 6. approves the final plans for the construction of Thorvaldsens Museum.
18.11.1839 Awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Dannebrog. Thorvaldsen, however, is not informed of this until the following day, his birthday 19.11.1839.
19.11.1839 Woman and Boy with Palm Branch, Nysø66.
19.11.1839 Thorvaldsen’s birthday is celebrated at Nysø with tableaux-vivants, singing, and dancing.
21.11.1839 Arrival in Copenhagen. A short stay in order to thank Frederik 6. for the Grand Cross of the Order of Dannebrog.
22.11.1839 Visits C.W. Eckersberg.
27.11.1839 Visits C.W. Eckersberg and pays 100 rix-dollars in advance for the painting Thorvaldsen’s arrival in the Copenhagen roadstead, September 17th 1838, B217.
Not earlier than December 1839 Denmark, A550.
3.12.1839 Frederik 6. dies.
Not earlier than 3.12.1839 - beginning of January 1840 Frederik 6., A141.
Completed 6.12.1839 Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe, A215.
Completed 28.12.1839 Christ at Emmaus, Nysø18.
At the turn of 1839 - 40 The construction of Thorvaldsens Museum is begun.
End of 1839 Makes a draft for his coat of arms, which depicts the God Thor with his hammer, C559b, to be hung in Frederiksborg Castle. The device is Freedom and Love for the Fatherland. Cf. N152 and E2286.
Presumably 1840 Refuses to pay the tax on rank and titles. Christian 8. complies with Thorvaldsen’s demand.
Presumably 1840 - 1841 Participates in popinjay shooting at The Royal Shooting Range in the company of Crown Prince Frederik (7.) and others.
1840 Head of Christine Stampe, Nysø105, preparatory work for Nysø38.
1840 Head of Elisa Stampe, Nysø106, preparatory work for Nysø38.
1840 Head of Henrik Stampe the Younger, Nysø109, preparatory work for Nysø39.
1840 Head of Henrik Stampe the Elder, Nysø108, preparatory work for Nysø39.
1840 Head of Holger Stampe, Nysø107, preparatory work for Nysø39.
1840 Head of Jeanina Emilie Stampe as Psyche, Nysø74, preparatory work for A174.
1840 Head of Jeanina Stampe, Nysø104, preparatory work for Nysø38.
1840 Minerva and Prometheus, A323, reduced version of A319.
1840 Christian 8.s Coronation Medal, A711.
January - April 1840 Occasional trips from Nysø to Copenhagen in order to attend to his works for the Church of Our Lady.
January - June 1840 The Entry into Jerusalem, The Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, enlarged version of A559, started by H.E. Freund.
January - June 1840 Christ on the Road to Calvary, The Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, enlarged version of A560, executed by Andreas Kolberg and Gotthelf Borup under Thorvaldsen’s supervision.
1.1.1840 The Genius of the New Year, A548.
12.1.1840 From Nysø to Copenhagen on the occasion of Frederik 6.’s funeral.
17.1.1840 Christian 8. commissions a statue of Christian 4., cf. A152, for Roskilde Cathedral.
28.1.1840 Probably attends the funeral ceremony at the university for the late Frederik 6..
31.1.1840 Receives a visit from the Danish painter C.W. Eckersberg.
31.1.1840 From Copenhagen to Nysø.
February - March 1840 Stays frequently in Copenhagen.
17.2.1840 Decides that C.F. Wilckens is to be engaged as attendant in the museum after Thorvaldsen’s death.
24.2.1840 Receives a visit from C.W. Eckersberg and pays 200 rix-dollars more in advance for the painting Thorvaldsen’s arrival in the Copenhagen roadstead, September 17th 1838, B217.
Presumably spring 1840 Cupid and Psyche, A450.
Spring 1840 Cupid and Hymen, A452, the subject reused on the medal F25.
8.3.1840 Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday is celebrated in Copenhagen. On Christine Stampe’s initiative he receives a Pompeian-inspired suite, N106-N119, with embroideries executed by 30 women.
21.3.1840 Elected member of the Kungliga Akademien för de fria konsterna in Stockholm.
31.3.1840 Attends Akademiforsamlingen (The Fellows of the Academy of Fine Arts) on the day of the foundation of the Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.
20.4.1840 Diana and Jupiter, A345.
20.4.1840 From Copenhagen to Nysø in order to celebrate Christine Stampe’s birthday.
24.4.1840 Hygiea and Cupid, A373 – also called Love and Health.
29.4.1840 From Nysø to Copenhagen with the Stampe family. Return to Nysø shortly after.
Presumably May 1840 The Head of Christian 4., Nysø9a, preparatory work for A152.
Presumably May 1840 Johann Wolfgang Goethe, A140, alteration of A139.
Not later than May 1840 Cupid and Hymen, A453.
Not later than May 1840 Receives a commission for a monument to Napoleon 1., which, however, is not executed.
May 1840 Christian 4., plaster, Nysø9, sketch for A152.
19.5.1840 From Nysø to Copenhagen with the Stampe family.
22.5.1840 Participates in the celebration of Christian 8. and Caroline Amalie’s silver wedding.
Summer 1840 Christian 4., A152. In the following years the statue is cast in bronze and chased by Jørgen Dalhoff.
Presumably June 1840 - March 1841 Satyr Dancing with a Bacchante, A357.
Presumably June 1840 - March 1841 Satyr Dancing with a Bacchante, A358.
4.6.1840 From Copenhagen to Nysø.
24.6.1840 Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg.
Not later than 28.6.1840 From Nysø to Copenhagen on the occasion of Christian 8.’s coronation.
28.6.1840 Does not participate in the coronation of Christian 8. in Frederiksborg Chapel, allegedly because problems with dress regulations.
End of June 1840 Mødes med familien Steffens flere gange, bl.a. ved en udflugt til Rundetaarn.
2.7.1840 From Copenhagen to Nysø.
13.7. - 16.7.1840 Henrich Steffens, A633.
13.7. - 16.7.1840 Heinrich Steffens and his family stay at Nysø for three days with Grundtvig and Oehlenschläger.
Not earlier than 25.7. - not later than 30.7.1840 A.C.T. Neubourg takes a daguerreotype of Thorvaldsen; the first portrait photograph in Scandinavia.
Not later than 27.7.1840 From Nysø to Copenhagen.
27.7.1840 Attends a meeting at the Academy of Fine Arts.
28.7.1840 Receives a commision for a monument to Frederik 6. for Skanderborg Palace Mound.
30.7.1840 From Copenhagen to Roskilde in order to be attend the assembly of the Estates of the Realm for some days in the company of the Stampe family. Probably returns to Copenhagen.
Presumably August 1840 In preparation for their planned journey to Italy in September 1840, Christine Stampe and Thorvaldsen burn many of his papers and letters.
Presumably August 1840 Supports a marine painter, probably Anton Melbye, who is represented in the collections with B263 and B264.
August 1840 Stay in Copenhagen owing to accusations of malpractices in connection with the construction of the museum.
August 1840 Plans going to Italy in September, 1840.
27.8.1840 From Copenhagen to Nysø.
September 1840 Sketches models for Andrew, Nysø32, and probably for Judas Thaddaeus, location unknown. Neither used for the statues A108 and A105.
Middle of September 1840 Postpones the planned journey to Italy until the spring of 1841 at the request of Christian 8., who in turn has been prompted by Christine Stampe.
2.10.1840 Christian 8. and Caroline Amalie visit Nysø.
Completed 5.10.1840 Thorvaldsen with the Stampe family, Nysø38.
Not earlier than 5.10.1840 Henrik Stampe and two sons, Nysø39.
15.10.1840 Thorvaldsen’s putative illegitimate daugther Nicoline Marie Berggren is born.
November 1840 Conrad Hinrich Donner, A242.
November - December 1840 Head of Camel Driver, Nysø90, preparatory work for A553.
November - December 1840 Head of a Woman, Nysø88, preparatory work for A553.
November 1840 - 26.1.1841 Rebecca and Eliezer, A553.
Beginning of November 1840 Cupid on a Swan, A421.
Completed 12.11.1840 Jeanina Emilie Stampe as Psyche, A174.
Completed 17.11.1840 Hans Holsten, A213.
30.11.1840 Cupid on a Swan, A422.
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, A106, preparatory work for A105.
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.
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 Bagge (1811-1868), and Jette Bagge, both daughters of the artist O.O. Bagge (1780-1836).
20.4.1841 Harmony, drawing for Christine Stampe’s birthday, possibly C1160.
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.
3.5.1841 Member of the Academia de Bellas-Artes de Lisboa, Lisbon.
Middle of May 1841 Short stay in Copenhagen.
19.5.1841 Travels from Copenhagen to Nysø.
23.5.1841 Justice, Nysø31.
24.5.1841 Cupid and Psyche, Nysø47, also called “Goodbye to Nysø”, is marked (laterally reversed): “Nysøe d 24 May 1841”.
25.5.1841 Departure from Nysø Msy 25, 1841, C1063.
25.5.1841 Begins his journey to Rome with Christine Stampe and her family. Steam boat from Præstø to Warnemünde.
Rides in his own carriage with coachman Niels Rasmussen.
26.5.1841 Takes leave of C.W. Eckersberg, Peter Ursin, Carl Dahl 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.
29.5. - 6.6.1841 Stay in Berlin.
30.5.1841 A deputation from Königliche Preussische Academie der Künste discusses Thorvaldsen’s art from two dimensional reproductions.
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.
31.5.1841 Dinner at the home of the sculptor Ludwig Wilhelm Wichmann. Friedrich Tieck is present.
Beginning of June 1841 Visits the castles at Potsdam, meets members of the Royal Family, among them Princess Charlotte of Hessen Kassel (1789-1864).
Beginning of June 1841 Visits the architect Wilhelm Stier (1799-1856).
Beginning of June 1841 Visits artists’ studios and collections in Berlin. Portrayed by K.J. Begas, Wilhelm Hensel, B437, Peter von Cornelius and Franz Krüger.
Visits Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Beginning of June 1841 Accidentally exchanges hats with the art historian G.F. Waagen, who keeps his hat as a treasure. Sees Consul ‘Joachim Heinrich Wilhelm Wageners (1782-1861) collection of paintings.
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 Heinrich Steffens.
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.
4.6.1841 Meets Wilhelm Dorow in Berlin.
6.6.1841 Leaves Berlin.
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.
15.6.1841 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), signed: Albert Thorvaldsen / Maxen June 17, 1841.
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.
21.6.1841 Travels by train from Dresden to Leipzig. Stays at the inn Stadt Hamburg.
Visits the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
22.6.1841 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.
22.6.1841 Leaves 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. A poem and a speech by Friedrich Hessemer are recited in Thorvaldsen’s honour.
29.6.1841 Travels from Frankfurt am Main to Mainz.
30.6.1841 Visits the Gutenberg Monument, cf. A114, A115, A116 and is cheered by the crowd.
Presumably 1.7.1841 Visits Wiesbaden. Returns to Mainz the same day.
1.7.1841 Gala performance at the theatre in Mainz.
Presumably 2.7.1841 Trip by steamship up the Rhine from Mainz to St. Goar near the Lorelei and back the same day.
3.7. - 6.7.1841 Travels from Mainz via Mannheim and Karlsruhe to Stuttgart.
6.7.1841 Visits the Schiller Monument, cf. A770, immediately after his arrival in Stuttgart and is cheered by the crowd.
8.7.1841 Celebration in the Kursaal in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart.
9.7.1841 Awarded honorary citizenship of Stuttgart at a celebration in Silberburg.
10.7. - 11.7.1841 Travels from Stuttgart to Ulm.
11.7. - 12.7.1841 Travels from Ulm to Augsburg.
13.7.1841 Arrives in Munich and immediately visits Maximilian 1., cf. A128, in the Wittelsbacherplatz.
Middle of July 1841 Visits the bronze caster Stiegelmayer, 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.
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.
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.
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 24.7.1841 Travels through Lindau.
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, probably from Goldau, with an overnight stop on the way.
Presumably 29.7.1841 Down the Rigi, arrival at Lucerne by boat.
30.7.1841 Celebration in Thorvaldsen’s honour in Lucerne, where he sees the Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119.
Beginning of August 1841 Stay in Switzerland.
1.8.1841 Honorary member of the society Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.
Not later than 7.8.1841 Stays in Milan. Dinner with Heinrich Mylius.
9.8.1841 Arrives at Genoa.
Presumably 10.8. - 13.8.1841 Stays at Carrara.
Presumably 15.8. - 19.9.1841 Stays at Leghorn with Christian Dalgas. Excursions to Montenero.
End of August 1841 Travels from Leghorn to Pisa.
Autumn 1841 The Days of the Week Dancing, C1046 and C1111 (sketch for C1046) and The Days of the Week Dancing, C1047.
Autumn 1841 Thorvaldsen suffers from respiratory problems.
2.9.1841 Arrival in Florence.
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 Meets the merchant Alfred Hage (1803-1872) and his family in Florence.
3.9.1841 Party hosted by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Leopold II (1797-1870).
4.9. - 12.9.1841 Travels from Florence via Perugia to Rome.
12.9.1841 Reaches La Storta, Rome, and is welcomed by parties of Danish, German, Italian, and Russian artists. Welcomed by a deputation at Ponte Molle.
12.9.1841 Lodged in a house next to Casa Buti. 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.
18.9.1841 Celebrates Christian 8.’s and Jeanina Stampe’s birthdays.
19.9.1841 Celebration of Thorvaldsen’ return, attended by foreign artists in Rome.
29.9.1841 Vincenzo Camuccini presents Christine Stampe with his portrait of Thorvaldsen.
29.9.1841 Meets Vincenzo Camuccini and Alexandra von Dietrichstein at the public journeyman examinations in Ospizio di San Michele.
End of September 1841 Visits the painter C.F.H. Werner (1808-1894).
9.10.1841 H.W. Bissen and his family arrive in Rom.
9.10.1841 Excursion to Albano and Nemi.
Not earlier than 9.10.1841 Thorvaldsen and Christine Stampe show Emilie Bissen, née Møller, (married to H.W. Bissen) round Rome.
24.10.1841 Portrayed by Henri Lehmann in Rome (pencil, 18,4×13,2 cm, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt).
31.10.1841 Godfather to the painter Heinrich Eddelien’s child.
Presumably November 1841 Visits J.F. Overbeck and sees the cartoon of Beweinung Christi, St. Marien zu Lübeck.
November 1841 Thorvaldsen og Christine Stampe brænder “en heel Deel” af billedhuggerens “gamle Sager” i hans lejlighed i Rom – sandsynligvis breve og tegninger.
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.
18.12.1841 Topping-out ceremony at Thorvaldsen’s Museum.
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 (1806-1882), Jespersen, Bravo and Thøming.
24.12.1841 H.P. Holst gives Thorvaldsen a modelling tool for Christmas.
24.12.1841 Gives Christine Stampe the drawing Mary with Jesus and John, NysøG, for Christmas.
Presumably 1842 Two Children, Nysø10, after A68.
1842 Day, A906.
1842 Head of an Angel, A908.
1842 Head of a child, Nysø101, preparatory work for A589.
1842 The Entry into Jerusalem, A574.
1842 Night, A905.
1842 Pietro Alberto Paulsen as a Hunter’s Boy, Nysø55, preparatory work for A175.
1842 Abolition of Villeinage, Nysø27, sketch for A604.
Not earlier than 1842 Omphale, Nysø56.
Beginning of 1842 The Fligth into Egypt, A571.
1842 - 1843 The Establishment of Provincial Consultative Chambers, A605.
1842 - 1844 Cupid and Hymen, A451.
January 1842 The Accademia di S. Luca asks Thorvaldsen to teach sculpture, a request which is, however, declined.
Presumably January 1842 - March 1842 Andrew, A108.
January - March 1842 Illness in the Stampe family.
1.1.1842 Excursion to Fontana dell’Aqua Acetosa at Ponte Molle.
Completed 1.1.1842 The Adoration of the Shepherds, A570.
Presumably March 1842 Disagreement with Pietro Galli, who moves out of Thorvaldsen’s rooms in Casa Buti. C.F. Holbech moves in later.
Presumably spring 1842 Controversy with August Riedel about a version of the painting Sakuntala.
Presumably spring 1842 Controversy about the packing of Thorvaldsen’s works and belongings with Johan Bravo, who is dismissed.
Spring 1842 Meets the painter Penry Williams and John Gibson.
Spring 1842 Attends a party given by Ferdinand Hiller.
March - June 1842 Jude Thaddeus, A105.
Completed 20.3.1842 The Annunciation, A569.
End of March 1842 Attends the Girandola celebration with fireworks over Castel Sant’Angelo at the home of Alessandro Torlonia. Meets Alexandre Dumas, the Elder (1802-1870).
End of March 1842 Thorvaldsen and Christine Stampe burn “a lot of old things” in the sculptor’s Roman home – probably papers, drawings, etc.
2.4.1842 Christian Dalgas arrives in Rome with his wife. Thorvaldsen accompanies them on excursions.
20.4.1842 Presents Christine Stampe with a bronze version of Christ, a Ganymedes in marble and a drawing for her birthday.
28.4.1842 Celebrates the coming of spring with the Ponte Molle Society at the Cervaro Caves, approximately 8 kilometres north east of Rome.
End of April 1842 Ludwig 1. arrives in Rome and stays at Villa Malta.
Presumably May 1842 Ludwig 1. admires the bust Christine Stampe (cf. A217).
May 1842 Jesus as a Child in the Temple, A572.
May 1842 Christine Stampe, A217.
May 1842 - 23.6.1842 The Graces with Cupid’s Arrow, and Cupid Playing a Lyre, A32, reworked version of A29.
Summer 1842 Reminded of the commission for a model of an equestrian statue of Ludwig 1., which, however, is not executed.
2.6. - 6.6.1842 Excursion to Albano.
4.6.1842 Alessandro Torlonia holds a celebration in Villa Torlonia in Rome on the occasion of the erection of an obelisk in the park of the villa. Among those present, besides Thorvaldsen, are Ludwig 1., Gregor 16., Byron’s mistress Teresa Guiccioli (1801-1873) and the Stampe family.
6.6.1842 The Stampe family leave Rome.
16.6.1842 Awarded the order Pour le Mérite by Friedrich Wilhelm 4.
19.6.1842 Visit from the painter Ferdinand Flor.
21.6.1842 Approves a block of marble for The Graces with Cupid’s Arrow, and Cupid Playing a Lyre, (cf. A32).
22.6.1842 Dinner with Alessandro Torlonia, visits Karl von Kolb in the evening.
23.6.1842 Visit from Ludwig Ross.
24.6.1842 Visit from Constantin Hansen and Peter Raadsig.
24.6.1842 Dinner party at the home of J.M. von Wagner.
26.6.1842 Visit from the sculptor B.E. Fogelberg and the painter G.W. Palm (1810-1890).
26.6.1842 Excursion to Torre di Quinto with Johan Bravo and C.F. Holbech.
26.6.1842 Visits Vincenzo Camuccini in the evening.
28.6. - 29.6.1842 Excursions in Rome to see, among others things, the Girandola fireworks with Grev Savarelli.
29.6. - 3.7.1842 Repairs damaged plaster models, sent from Copenhagen, among others Christ at Emmaus, cf. Nysø18, and Bertel Thorvaldsen with the Statue of Hope, cf. Nysø1.
1.7.1842 Farewell dinner with Kolb.
7.7.1842 Sees Carlo Goldoni’s (1707-1793) comedy Il Ventaglio in the afternoon, and Romeo and Juliet in the evening.
8.7. - 12.7.1842 Completes the marble version of Monument to the two Poninski Children (cf. A616). Subsequently erected in the Palace Chapel in Czerwonogród. Now in L’viv Art Gallery, Ukraine.
9.7.1842 Receives Penry Williams’ (1798-1885) painting A shepherd boy and a girl in the Roman Campagna, in the background Aqua Claudia, B101.
11.7.1842 Visits Vincenzo Camuccini.
11.7. - 22.7.1842 Thorvaldsen’s collection of paintings packed for transport.
12.7.1842 Honorary member of The Icelandic Literary Society in Reykjavik.
13.7.1842 Evening party at the house of the director of the French Academy, Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787-1870).
24.7.1842 Excursion to Frascati with Johan Bravo, Johann Martin von Wagner and C.F. Holbech.
31.7.1842 Party at the house of Count Savarelli.
7.8.1842 Evening party at the house of Count Savarelli.
9.8.1842 The Baptism of Christ, A573.
23.8.1842 Thorvaldsen’s belongings are transported to the Ripa Grande harbour in Rome.
Not later than September 1842 Angel of the Last Judgement, A593.
Not later than September 1842 Angel of the Last Judgement, A594.
Not later than September 1842 Angel of the Last Judgement, A595.
Not later than September 1842 Buys Adam Müller’s painting Christ and The Evangelists, B276.
September 1842 Frederikke Wallick visits Thorvaldsen in Rome, and they agree to travel to Copenhagen together.
September 1842 The crates with Thorvaldsen’s works and belongings are sent to Leghorn.
Beginning of October 1842 Departs from Rom for the last time bound for Leghorn, accompanied by Frederikke Wallick.
2.10.1842 The frigate Thetis departs from Leghorn bound for Copenhagen with Thorvaldsen’s works and belongings.
3.10.1842 Reaches Leghorn one day after the frigate Thetis has left for Denmark. Takes the steamship to Marseilles instead.
5.10.1842 Arrives in Marseille.
6.10. - 9.10.1842 Travels by stagecoach from Marseille to Strassbourg via Lyon.
9.10. - 12.10.1842 Travels by river steamer from Strassbourg to Frankfurt am Main via Mannheim and Mainz.
12.10. - 14.10.1842 Travels by stagecoach from Frankfurt am Main to Hannover via Kassel and Göttingen.
16.10.1842 Travels by stagecoach from Hannover to Altona via Harburg and Hamburg.
17.10. - 22.10.1842 Stays at the hotel Zum Holsteinischen Hause in Altona.
22.10.1842 Travels by stagecoach from Altona/Hamburg to Kiel.
22.10.1842 Sails from Kiel on board the steamship Frederik den sjette.
23.10.1842 The steamship Frederik den sjette anchors at Vordingborg.
23.10.1842 The daughters of G.F. Hetsch and C.W. Eckersberg decorate Thorvaldsen’s studio with wreaths on the occasion of his approaching return.
24.10.1842 Arrives in Copenhagen between 5 and 6 o’clock on board the steamship Frederik den sjette in the company of Frederikke Wallick. He is received by J.M. Thiele and Elisa Paulsen among others.
25.10.1842 Thorvaldsen visits Thorvaldsen’s Museum for the first time. Members of the students’ choral society sing H.P. Holst’s “Mellem disse mure” (“Between these high walls”).
28.10.1842 Visits the painter C.W. Eckersberg.
End of October 1842 Donates 25,000 rix-dollars to the museum for the carving of marble versions, pedestals, etc.
1.11.1842 The frigate Thetis arrives in Copenhagen with parts of Thorvaldsen’s art collection.
9.11.1842 Receives the visit of the painter C.W. Eckersberg.
17.11.1842 Arrives at Nysø for the first time after his return from Italy.
Completed 25.11.1842 Three Genii, A153, after the device of Christian 4., executed at the suggestion of G.F. Hetsch.
End of November 1842 Suffers from pain in his legs after the home journey.
3.12.1842 Receives the visit of the painter C.W. Eckersberg. Suffers from a bad leg.
Completed 12.12.1842 The Abolition of Villeinage, A604.
24.12.1842 Oehlenschläger celebrates Christmas with Thorvaldsen at Nysø.
Completed 24.12.1842 Christmas Joy in Heaven, A589.
27.12.1842 The ship, Die gute Hoffnung, is stranded, carrying works by Thorvaldsen, which are all rescued.
Presumably 1843 Christmas Joy in Heaven, A855.
Presumably 1843 Minerva, A783, fragment of A17.
Presumably 1843 Oehlenschläger writes a poem on The Ages of Love, A426.
1843 Cupid and Erato, NysøH,1
1843 Hercules, A15, preparatory work for A14.
1843 Hymen, A457.
1843 Minerva, A17.
1843 Nemesis, A19.
1843 Aesculapius, A20.
Presumably January 1843 Jørgen Dalhoff succeeds in firing terracotta for the first time in Copenhagen.
January 1843 Returns to Copenhagen after a stay at Nysø.
1.1.1843 Pietro Alberto Paulsen as a Hunter’s Boy, A175. The work was commissioned by Christian 8.
Completed 9.1.1843 Personifications of Justice and Strength, A609, prepatory work for A606.
Completed 15.1.1843 Genii enwreathe the Arts and Sciences, A610, prepatory work for A607.
25.1.1843 Thorvaldsen revises his testament.
Presumably February 1843 Delegates the execution of a terracotta pediment for Christiansborg Palace after Jupiter, Minerva and Nemesis, A316, to Goffhelf Borup.
February 1843 Resumed negotiations with Slotsbygningskommissionen (Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace) regarding the decoration of Christiansborg Palace.
9.2.1843 Visits the painter C.W. Eckersberg in the company of Christine Stampe and the painter Hermania Neergaard (1799-1875).
20.2.1843 Attends the meeting of Akademiforsamlingen (the Fellows of the Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen).
Presumably March 1843 Visits his mausoleum in the museum.
Beginning of March 1843 Disagreement between Christine Stampe and Elisa Paulsen about the celebration of Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday.
6.3.1843 Justice, A606.
Completed 6.3.1843 Protection of the Arts and Sciences, A607.
16.3.1843 The College of Arms reminds Thorvaldsen of the request for a draft of his coat of arms.
April 1843 Students at the University of Copenhagen remind Thorvaldsen of the commission for Martin Luther, cf. A188, and Philipp Melanchton, cf. A161.
18.4.1843 Congratulates the painter C.W. Eckersberg on his 25th anniversary as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Has arranged a dinner in Eckersberg’s honour, attended by Jonas Collin, Just Mathias Thiele, J.L. Lund, and others .
6.5.1843 Genius, A785.
13.5.1843 Visits Just Mathias Thiele in the company of the painters C.W. Eckersberg, Wilhelm Marstrand, Ernst Meyer, the art historian N.L. Høyen, and the architect Gottlieb Bindesbøll.
Summer 1843 Stays at Nysø.
7.6.1843 Thorvaldsen’s son-in-law Fritz Paulsen dies after a long period of illness.
Presumably July 1843 Visit at Nysø from Ernst Meyer and Wilhelm Marstrand.
July 1843 The Genius of Sculpture, A522.
July 1843 Head of the Muse of Comedy, Nysø77, preparatory work for A342.
July 1843 Head of the Muse of Tragedy, Nysø76, preparatory work for A342.
July 1843 The Mask of Comedy, Nysø78.
July 1843 The Muses of Tragedy and Comedy, A342.
July or August 1843 The Genii of Painting, Architecture and Sculpture, A525.
Completed 1.7.1843 Cupid’s Swan Song, A456.
Completed 21.7.1843 The Genius of Painting, A520.
Completed 30.7.1843 The Genii of Poetry and Harmony, A528.
August 1843 Returns to Copenhagen.
August - November 1843 Hercules, A14.
Presumably autumn 1843 The Ages of Love, A739.
Autumn 1843 Christian 8. visits Thorvaldsen’s studio.
14.9.1843 Receives a vist from the painter C.W. Eckersberg.
November 1843 Stays for a couple of weeks at Nysø.
19.11.1843 Celebrates his birthday at Nysø. H.C. Andersen reads fairy tales, and a play by J.L. Heiberg is performed.
End of November 1843 From Nysø to Copenhagen with a stay at Vallø Castle.
Presumably December 1843 Hymen, A731.
Presumably December 1843 Dinner at the house of Consul Gustav Christopher Hage (1808-1863), where the writer Constant Dirckinck-Holmfeld (1799-1880) criticizes Thorvaldsen’s Museum.
Presumably December 1843 The model for Aesculapius, cf. sketch model A20, collapses.
December 1843 Frequent soirées with ”the Italian singers”.
Completed 3.12.1843 The Genius of Architecture, A521.
Middle of December 1843 Suffers from complications of a leg sore.
Middle of December 1843 During a visit to Christian 8., the King refers Thorvaldsen to Doctor Johan Peter Jacobsen because of a legsore.
Middle of December 1843 - beginning of January 1844 Thorvaldsen is confined to his bed because of a leg sore. He is attended by the doctors Jacobsen and Bang, who disagree on the treatment.
17.12.1843 Receives a visit from the painter C.W. Eckersberg and in return visits Eckersberg in the company of Christine Stampe.
Not later than 22.12.1843 Given a painting by C.W. Heideck, Scene from the defence of a Spanish town during a guerrilla war, B118.
24.12.1843 For Christmas Stampe presents Thorvaldsen with Heinrich Buntzen’s Nysø Manor with Thorvaldsen in front of his Studio, B203.
24.12.1843 Given three watercolours by Ernst Meyer, possibly D848, D849, D850.