The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 4965 of 10207
Sender Date Recipient
Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Sender’s Location

Rom

Antagelig 1830 [+]

Dating based on

Dateringen er baseret på den mere sikre datering af endnu et udkast, der synes at være en mere færdig form af dette. Det mere færdige udkast er skrevet på Thorvaldsens skitse til Monumentet over George Gordon Byron, C352, der stammer fra 1830. Koop havde dog økonomiske problemer de sidste mange år af sit liv.

Jonas Collin [+]

Recipient’s Location

København

Information on recipient

Ingen udskrift, da der er tale om et udkast.

Abstract

Thorvaldsen asks Jonas Collin to help the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop financially.

See Original [Translation]

De [xx] ærede[?] helste ven [?] H[r.] Connfe[ren]sraad og beder endeleg om at jelpe den arme Koop d[x] [xxxxxxxx] at kunde faae [?]. Haste og bestem[t]. det skal ellers tagen en Sørgelen ende med han og hele han[s] Famelie

General Comment

This draft must form the basis of another draft, which is found on Thorvaldsen’s sketch for the Monument to George Gordon Byron, C352.

The draft is probably addressed to Jonas Collin in his capacity as secretatry of Fonden ad Usus Publicos, from whom Koop applied for support several times, e.g. in 1830.

The draft is difficult to decipher, partly because it is written in very faint ink and also because of many spelling mistakes and a cramped hand. See the related articles about Thorvaldsen’s Spoken and Written Language and Thorvaldsen’s Letter Writing Proces for more about Thorvaldsen’s difficulties in this respect.

Archival Reference
m35 I, nr. 18
Document Type
Draft, autograph
Thiele
Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.
Subjects
Recommendation by Thorvaldsen · Thorvaldsen as Mentor for Other Artists · Thorvaldsen's Letter Writing Process · Thorvaldsen's Spoken and Written Language
Persons
Andreas Ludvig Koop
Last updated 21.07.2016 Print