The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 8535 of 10233
Sender Date Recipient
Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Sender’s Location

København

9.9.1840 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Christine Stampe [+]

Recipient’s Location

Nysø

Abstract

At the request of Christian VIII, Thorvaldsen has decided to spend the winter in Denmark, thus postponing his journey to Rome.

[Translation]

Kjøbenhavn d 9 Septb: 1840

Kiære Christina!

Jeg kommer nu fra Comedie, og finder Brev fra Kongen dateret den 7 Septb: Pløen, hvori han siger at han ønsker at see mig paa Sorgenfri, hvor han vil være den 3 Ogtober og den 2 Octbr: at besøge Nysøe, paa en af Dise Steder haaber at see mig Han vil ikke at jeg skal Reise paa denne Aarestid saa bliver jeg her i Vinter, jeg skriver disse par Linier og beder min Gamle Motter at være God [...]

General Comment

The letter has been abbreviated. It is not known by whom or when.

According to Stampe, op.cit., Christian 8. had written the letter dated 7.9.1840 to Thorvaldsen at the suggestion of Christine Stampe. In the letter, Thorvaldsen is asked to stay in Denmark and postpone his approaching journey to Italy. Stampe had understood that the sculptor preferred not to go, but that he needed a royal command in order to convince himself that it was reasonable to remain in Denmark. As this letter shows, Thorvaldsen complied with the King’s request and did not leave for Italy until the following year, 25.5.1841.

Archival Reference
Håndskriftafdelingen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, NKS 1732, Fol
Document Type
Document, autograph
Thiele
Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.
Other references

  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, København 1912, p. 75-76.

Subjects
Christian 8.’s visit at Nysø 3.10.1840 · Nysø · Journey to Rome, May-September 1841 · Thorvaldsen and Danish Kingship
Persons
Christian 8.
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