The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Back to 1804

May 1804 - 24.3.1844

Residence in the Roman pension Casa Buti, 46 Via Sistina, first floor.

Primary sources

  • Bill dated presumably February 1804 from Camillo Buti to Thorvaldsen (indicates that Thorvaldsen moved to Casa Buti in February 1804. However, see the the discussion concerning the dating).
  • Letter dated 4.5.1804 from Fyodor Matveyev to Thorvaldsen (the earliest known letter addressed to Thorvaldsen in Casa Buti).
  • Bill dated 22.11.1804 from Camillo Buti (bill for rent for 7 months, i.e. May-November 1804).
  • Thorvaldsen’s bills for lodgings 1804-1819.

Other references

  • F.C. Hillerup: Italica eller Mindeblomster fra mit Ophold i Italien, København 1829, vol. 2, p. 96-97.
  • Friedrich Noack: ‘Casa Buti in Rom’, in: Westermanns illustrierte Deutsche Monatshefte für das gesamte geistige Leben der Gegenwart, vol. 45, Braunschweig 1901, p. 789.
  • Friedrich Noack: Das Deutschtum in Rom seit dem Ausgang des Mittelalters, 2. bind, Leipzig 1927, p. 594 (“1804 Via Sistina 48-51 (Casa Buti) bis zur Abreise”).
  • Hermann Uhde (ed.): Erinnerungen und Leben der Malerin Louise Seidler (geboren zu Jena 1786, gestorben zu Weimar 1866), Berlin 1874, p. 223-224.

Last updated 15.01.2018