The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 326 of 10185
Sender Date Recipient
Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Sender’s Location

Rom

February 1804 [+]

Dating based on

Kontraktudkastet er skrevet på bagsiden af en koncept til et brev til Nicolai Abildgaard dateret 25.2.1804. Da Thorvaldsen ofte skrev flere breve samme dag, se fx brevene skrevet 6.8.1804, har Thorvaldsen antagelig skrevet dette kontraktudkast omkring samme tidspunkt, som brevudkastet til Nicolai Abildgaard blev skrevet.

Irina Vorontsova [+]

Recipient’s Location

Venedig

Information on recipient

Ingen udskrift.

Abstract

Contract between Countess Vorontsova and Thorvaldsen. Thorvaldsen undertakes to make a group depicting Amor and Psyche, A27 and two sculptures depicting Bacchus, A2 and Ganymede, A41. The payment will be 1600 piastres, and for this sum Thorvaldsen must also finish two portrait busts, A302 and A304, already commissioned by the countess.

See Original

Noi sottoscri[ti] la Contessa di Worontzoff, ed Alberto Thorvaldsen Scultore Danese, ci obblighiamo, tanto so Alberto Sud[detto]. di fare Un Gruppo rappresentante Amore, e Psÿche, e due Statue rappresentanti una Bacco, e l’altra Ganimede dell’altezza di palmi Sei Romani [.] il prezzo convenuto frà Noi di Piastre Milleseicento effettive, e la Sud[dett]a. Somma s’intende per tutte trè li Sud[detti]., cioè per il gruppo, e due Statue. Come ancora mi obbligo fare due Retratti in Busto.
ζ 447.50 ogni rata
ζ 472.50 per rata

General Comment

This draft contract is written on the back of a draft of a letter to Nicolai Abildgaard 25.2.1804.

Archival Reference
m28, nr. 21v
Document Type
Draft by amanuensis
Thiele
Omtalt hos Thiele I, p. 200.
Subjects
Thorvaldsen's Works, Commissioning · Thorvaldsen's Works, Contracts · Thorvaldsen's Works, Prices · Vorontsova's Commission
Works
Last updated 27.09.2018 Print