26.11.1840

Sender

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sender’s Location

Nysø

Information on sender

Rødt papirdækket segl.

Recipient

C.F. Wilckens

Recipient’s Location

København

Information on recipient

Udskrift: Til Hr Wilckens / hos ConferensRaad Thorvaldsen / paa / CharlottenburgI

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Abstract

The plasterer is to cast a piece of a frieze, probably The Entry into Jerusalem, Nysø20.

Document

Nysøe d. 26 novb: 1840

GibserenII skal forme et Stykke af FrisenIII, og ikke mere føren jeg kommer til Kjøbenhavn, som vel blive i neste MaanetIV

Thorvaldsen

Oversættelse af dokument

Nysoe, November 26th 1840

The plasterer must form a piece of the frieze and no more until I arrive in Copenhagen, which I think will be next month

Thorvaldsen


[Translated by Karen Husum]

General Comment

The letter is not among the letters discovered by Thiele (see History of the Archives). It is uncertain from where and when the museum acquired the letter, probably in the early 20th century.

Document Type

Færdigt egenhændigt dokument

Archival Reference

m28, nr. 147

Thiele

Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.

Subjects

Persons

Works

Commentaries

  1. Cf. the article Thorvaldsen’s Residence, Studio and Museum in the Academy of Fine Arts.

  2. This could be Johanne Juliane Antonetti, who ran the plaster-casting works Antonetti’s Widow in Copenhagen.

  3. This may be the frieze The Entry into Jerusalem, plaster cast, Nysø20, for which the plasterer Johanne Juliane Antonetti sent a bill to Christine Stampe on 10.3.1843.

  4. Thorvaldsen went to Copenhagen on 8.12.1840 at the latest as he attended a christening in the Church of Our Lady on 9.12.1840.

Last updated 22.02.2017