The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

 
No. 928 of 10185
Sender Date Recipient
Bertel Thorvaldsen [+]

Sender’s Location

Rom

3.7.1810 [+]

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.

See Original [Translation]

Jeg underskrene har bekommet af Hr. EtasRaad West, Reder af Danebourg Orden, den fulde betaling for en buste i Carariske marmor som Højst samme har bestel hos mig, forestilende mig egene Protrat noget over naturlig størelse i form af Herme, som jeg forpliter mig at fulende ende 6 Maaneders forløb fra datum
Rom d. 3de Juli 1810

General Comment

This is a draft of the letter dated 18.7.1810.

Archival Reference
m35 I, nr. 24
Document Type
Draft, autograph
Thiele
Gengivet hos Thiele II, p. 154.
Other references

Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, København 1963, p. 183.

Subjects
Self-Portraits by Thorvaldsen · Thorvaldsen's Works, Commissioning · Thorvaldsen's Works, Payment
Works
Last updated 16.08.2016 Print