The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Correspondence between Bertel Thorvaldsen and C.F. Hansen

18.6.1804

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen is going to commission works for Christiansborg from Thorvaldsen, but as the rebuilding of...

Primo august 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his invitation to contribute to the decoration of Christiansborg. H...

31.12.1806

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen commissions works from Thorvaldsen. For the façade of Christiansborg Palace, he wants...

16.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen suggests subjects from Greek mythology for the reliefs for the Christiansborg Palace ...

16.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Draft for letter: Thorvaldsen suggests motifs from Greek mythology for the reliefs for the Christ...

9.3.1807

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen suggests that the statues of Solon and Lycurgus for the Copenhagen city hall and cour...

15.5.1807

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The building commission will forward an advance payment at 1000 scuid to Thorvaldsen. Hansen sugg...

Efter 15.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen has received his advance for the works for Christiansborg Palace and Copenhagen town ...

Efter 15.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Draft: Thorvaldsen refuses to execute the statues of Solon and Lycurgus for the town hall and cou...

29.1.1816

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen is delighted to inform Thorvaldsen that Frederik VI has invited him to Copenhagen, an...

22.3.1816

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is grateful for the letters he has received from C.F. Hansen and Prince Christian, wh...

24.8.1816

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen wants to know when Thorvaldsen is leaving Rome. He thinks that a visit like this woul...

25.5.1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen answers C.F.Hansen’s letter of 24.8.1816. He explains that his trip to Denmark has be...

20.6.1818

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen is pleased that Frederik 6., in his letter dated 15.6.1818, has ordered the commission of ...

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen looks forward to embracing C.F. Hansen in Copenhagen soon. He characterizes the sculp...

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Draft letter dated 1.8.1818.

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An inquiry about Thorvaldsen’s sculptural decorations for the Church of Our Lady and Christ...

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827. Extr...

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen is very disappointed about the postponement of the shipment to Denmark of Thorvaldsen...

17.9.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen has read a letter from Hermann Ernst Freund concerning the forthcoming transportation...

17.6.1832

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Clarification of circumstances relating to the commissions for Christiansborg Palace and the Chur...

12.1.1833

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen hopes to see Thorvaldsen and his works for Christiansborg Palace and the Church of Our Lad...

16.5.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his letters in which he mentions the pleasure, expressed by many pe...

15.6.1833

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen is pleased the Thorvaldsen is satisfied with his appointment as director of the Academy of...

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is in bed with a severe cold and dictates the letter to Ludvig Bødtcher, so C.F. Hans...

16.8.1834

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At Thorvaldsen’s request, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace and the Univers...