The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Correspondence between Bertel Thorvaldsen and Nicolai Abildgaard

23.8.1796

Nicolai Abildgaard, Jens Juel, Kunstakademiet, København, Peter Meyn

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts instructs Thorvaldsen on the terms of his travelling grant....

Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen’s draft of his first report to Abildgaard on his activities in Rome. He has visited t...

12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for his support. He tells him that many of the Roman art collection...

3.12.1799

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard reports that the works Thorvaldsen sent to Copenhagen have arrived safely. He complime...

4.4.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen has received Abildgaard’s latest letter and thanks him for everything he does to prom...

21.7.1800

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard relates that some people in Copenhagen have accused Thorvaldsen of being lazy in Rome,...

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that the transportation of two crates with artworks bound for the Royal Danis...

4.10.1801

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that the last instalment of his travelling grant has been sent to ...

20.3.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that Captain Berger has agreed to ship five crates with artworks, books etc. ...

17.1.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is happy about Thorvaldsen’s success in Rome. He has received the busts Thorvaldsen se...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has left him incapable of wor...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Third draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen tells Abildgaard how devastated he was when he received the ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks Abildgaard’s permission to...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen tells Abildgaard that he is going to Carrara with Herman Sc...

29.12.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard recommends the bearer of the letter, Carl Christian Seydewitz, to Thorvaldsen. He comm...

31.1.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard discusses the payment for the transportation of the crates Thorvaldsen has sent to Cop...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that the block of marble he has ordered will be sent in the autumn...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Draft: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that the block of marble he has ordered will be sent in the...

19.10.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is sympathetic to the idea that Thorvaldsen should remain in Rome for the time being b...

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for helping Gotskalk Thorvaldsen. The war has given Thorvaldsen fin...

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Sentences and fragments of a letter, see the general comment.

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Draft letter, see the general comment.

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Draft letter dated 18.6.1806.

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Draft letter dated 18.6.1806.

14.8.1806

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive his salary as a professor of the Royal Academ...

23.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen has received payment for the three catalogue volumes of the Museo Pio Clementino. He ...

23.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen has received payment for the three catalogue volumes of the ...

23.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen has received payment for the three catalogue volumes of the...