The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 935 of 10185
Sender Date Recipient
Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Sender’s Location

Rom

18.7.1810 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Hans West [+]

Recipient’s Location

Rom

Abstract

Thorvaldsen writes a receipt for payment of a self-portrait bust commissioned by Hans West, Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1810, cf. A223. He promises to finish the bust within 6 months.

[Translation]

S: T Hr. Etatsraad West Rider af Dannebrogen har betalt mig den fulde Summa for det forlangte Byste i Cararisk Marmor forestillende mit eget Portrait noget over naturlig Størelse i form af Herme; for omnævnte fulde Betaling jeg her ved tilbørlig qviterer og forpligter mig at fuldende samme Byste inden 6 Maaneder Forløb. Rom d. 18d Juli 1810.

Albertel Thorwaldsen

General Comment

This receipt is written from a draft dated 3.7.1810.

Archival Reference
Rigsarkivet, J.G. Adlers privatarkiv, Breve fra Andre
Document Type
Document, autograph
Thiele
Jf. Thiele II, p 154.
Other references

*Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, København 1963-65, vol. I, p. 183.

Subjects
Self-Portraits by Thorvaldsen · Thorvaldsen's Works, Commissioning · Thorvaldsen's Works, Payment
Works
Last updated 18.08.2016 Print