The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Documents from/to Wilhelm von Humboldt to/from others than Thorvaldsen

31.1.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Having no portrait of her husband, Caroline von Humboldt and the couple’s children often visit Th...

24.2.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Like his wife, Caroline von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt is not entirely pleased with Thorvalds...

24.2.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt tells her husband about the presents that she was given by the couple’s art...

19.5.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In Thorvaldsen’s workshop, Caroline von Humboldt has again viewed the bust of her husband. She ap...

26.9.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humboldt has just opened a letter from Friedrich Wilhelm 3., who asks him to obtain sketches (dra...

3.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt calls Thorvaldsen’s frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon “the most perf...

14.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In the afternoon, Caroline von Humboldt is to view the Aeginetes together with Thorvaldsen.

16.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has viewed the Aeginetes, most of which are finished, and calls them “something complete...

22.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt wants to buy the reliefs Night, Day and Nessus and Deianira. She praises Ni...

1.8.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt praises Thorvaldsen for his hard work and creativity in the execution of Alexander the G...

14.8.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt calls Thorvaldsen’s restoration of the Aeginetes a “wonder”. On the other ha...

18.10.1817

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Through his contacts, Humboldt tries to persuade the British Prince Regent to commission Alexande...

30.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has just celebrated her son-in-law August von Hedemann’s birthday with about twenty gues...

4.11.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

On the top of the sacred Monte Cavo in the Alban Hills, Humboldt, Thorvaldsen, and others have en...

13.12.1817

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

In Humboldt’s opinion, the history of Christianity is not an appropriate topic for sculpture; he ...

23.12.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt is enchanted with the “young female figure”, Goddess of Hope, w...

1.1.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Count Sommariva has commissioned the frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon in marble fr...

15.1.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt wants Caroline to have Goddess of Hope in marble. He compares Thorvaldsen wi...

17.2.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

During transportation to Berlin, the bust of Wilhelm von Humboldt has been damaged. Caroline von ...

23.2.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

The artists from Casa Buti have invited Caroline von Humboldt to dinner on her birthday, and she ...

3.3.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has shown Humboldt, Brandenburg, and Roeder a wealth of beautiful figures in his five...

13.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humboldt remarks jokingly that the fact that his bust has been miscoloured must be the punishment...

17.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt is pleased that Caroline has commissioned Goddess of Hope from Thorvaldsen. ...

27.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humbolt thinks that Thorvaldsen’s workshop forms a whole of rich and great figures. He thinks tha...

1.4.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has been pleased to read a beautiful and personal letter to her husband fro...

16.4.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt thinks that her husband will like her latest buy. She calls Goddess of Hope...

16.5.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

It is the Humboldts’ eldest daughter Caroline’s birthday, and the residents of Palazzo Tomati, am...

20.6.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt is annoyed that Thorvaldsen only started modelling a new bust of her just before her dep...

11.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has returned from Rome with a bust that, in her eyes, is still unfinished. ...

6.5.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

It was a sad, rainy morning when Caroline von Humboldt left Rome on May 2, 1819. The Buti family ...

2.9.1824

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

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10.7.1830

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt (d.y.)

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1834

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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