The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 4104 of 10181
Sender Date Recipient
Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Sender’s Location

Rom

7.2.1827 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår ikke af brevudkastet, men af et andet senere udkast til samme brev.

C.F. Hansen [+]

Recipient’s Location

København

Information on recipient

Ingen udskrift.

Abstract

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1827 written by a copyist.

[Translation]

Med stor Glæde forniøelse har jeg modtaget Deres Brev gode Hr ConferensRaad Hvoraf jeg seer De Lever frisk og Vel som altiid vel være mig en usigelig Glæde at hiøre
Det giør mig undt at jeg ikke har alt færdig til vor Frue Kirkke, at man kunde faae denne Skiøne produgt i sin fulde glans

General Comment

There exist three more drafts of the same draft letter: One is written and corrected by a copyist, and it probably represents a later stage in the writing process; the other two are written by Thorvaldsen himself but are much more finished than this short fragment. One, however, is more sketchy than the other.

See the related article Thorvaldsen’s Letter Writing Process and Thorvaldsen’s Spoken and Written Language.

Archival Reference
Håndskriftafdelingen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, NKS 1716. I.1. 2o, nr. 84.
Document Type
Draft, autograph
Thiele
Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.
Subjects
Commission for the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen · Transportation of Thorvaldsen's Artworks to Copenhagen 1828
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