The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Correspondence between Bertel Thorvaldsen and Christian 8.

20.12.1811

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

16.3.1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this draft is not available at the moment.

24.3.1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

3.9.1812

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

21.12.1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

21.12.1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this draft is not available at the moment.

13.2.1813

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

8.4.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

4.2.1816

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

20.3.1816

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

20.3.1816

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

20.3.1816

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

20.3.1816

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

26.2.1817

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Antagelig 25.5.1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this draft is not available at the moment.

10.9.1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

7.4.1818

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For a long time, the Academy of Fine Arts has wished to possess plaster casts of Thorvaldsen’s wo...

9.5.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen assures the concerned Christian Frederik that the Alexander Frieze for Christiansborg...

9.5.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Draft of a letter dated 9.5.1818.

10.7.1818

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

14.11.1819

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik complains that Thorvaldsen is in Copenhagen now that he himself will soon be i...

6.1.1820

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Efter 6.1.1820, før 15.2.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

9.8.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Ca. 1.4.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Invitation to dinner with Christian Frederik and Caroline Amalie 6.4.1821 on the occasion of thei...

1.4.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Certificate of indebtedness. Christian (8.) Frederik borrows 9000 scudi at an annual interest of ...

17.4.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Describes the inauguration of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne, w...

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie Sophie Frederikke, A192, Vilhel...

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Draft letter dated 29.4.1823. Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie S...

2.6.1823

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik sends a list of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks that he wants to be...

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik wants to know which of Thorvaldsen’s works wil be sent home in the ...

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

First and second draft letters dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fifth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen sends a list of the works that can be ready for transportation to Denmark in the spri...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter expresses dissatisfaction with the number of works for the Church of Our Lady and Chri...

Antagelig 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen regrets that the Danish painter Andreas Ludvig Koop has not been admitted as a member...

7.3.1828

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

6.3.1830

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

After 25.3.1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For unknown reasons, the letter has been severely damaged. See instead the draft of the letter fo...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik has heard that the Alexander Frieze, cf. A503, and Christ, cf. A82, and John t...

29.12.1832

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik Is pleased that Thorvaldsen intends to come to Copenhagen in the spring o...

26.2.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The corvette Galathea will arrive at Leghorn around 1.7.1833, and Thorvaldsen is asked to have th...

30.3.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has been unanimously elected director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and ...

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

An accident with the marble for the portrait statue of Caroline Amalie makes it impossible for Th...

27.4.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik is looking forward to seeing Thorvaldsen again in Copenhagen in the autum...

26.10.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen regrets that he has not yet begun his planned journey to Copenhagen; the work on the ...

15.11.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has been awarded the Silver Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, and Christian Freder...

Antagelig 21.6.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

By mistake, the Roman postal services have delayed delivery of some of Thorvaldsen’s letters. The...

2.9.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

4.11.1834

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

17.2.1835

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

5.5.1835

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

11.6.1835

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

14.3.1837

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

30.12.1837

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

20.1.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

31.3.1838

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

19.5.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

19.5.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

29.9.1838

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kommentarerne til dette brev er under udarbejdelse.

19.2.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A written commission for Christian 4.’s monument for Roskilde Cathedral.

24.2.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

7.9.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8. asks Thorvaldsen to postpone his journey to Italy. He wants to visit him at Nysø at ...

19.6.1841

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Congratulations on the occasion of the marriage of Frederik (VII) and Caroline Charlotte Mariane ...

11.7.1841

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Information about the expected arrival at Leghorn of the frigate Thetis and about the sepulchral ...

Tidligst 13.1.1842, før 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

Between 13.1.1842 and 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

Tidligst 13.1.1842, før 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

First draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

Between 13.1.1842 and 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Second draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

After 1.2.1842, before 15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fifth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842. The draft later became the object of an exchange betwe...

After 1.2.1842, before 15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Sixth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842. The draft is considerably longer than the final letter.

15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen confirms receipt of the letter saying that a frigate will be sent to Italy in order t...

C. 1.1.1843

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

9.3.1843

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

15.5.1843

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wishes to see Thorvaldsen’s collection of paintings at Charlottenborg in connection with th...