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5.5.1796

Peter Hanning Hammer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Peter Hanning Hammer is grateful for his friendship with Thorvaldsen. He mentions that Bernhoft h...

23.8.1796

Nicolai Abildgaard, Jens Juel, København Kunstakademiet, Peter Meyn

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts instructs Thorvaldsen on the terms of his travelling grant....

9.12.1797

Karen Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Karen Thorvaldsen misses her son greatly. She is unhappy with her life and her husband. He gives ...

Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen’s draft of his first report to Abildgaard on his activities in Rome. He has visited t...

23.3.1798

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received news from his son. He advises him to send a work o...

Sandsynligvis 1798-99

Johan David Åkerblad

Johan David Åkerblad

Åkerblad’s list of artists in Rome 1798-99.

3.1.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he is still in Rome, and that h...

19.3.1799

København Kunstakademiet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts informs Thorvaldsen of a one-year prolongation of his trave...

19.3.1799

København Kunstakademiet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Draft letter from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts informing Thorvaldsen of a one-year prolo...

20.5.1799

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thanking his son for his letter, Thorvaldsen’s father writes about the hard winter, his work, and...

12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Both Thorvaldsen’s semi-annual report to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the works he w...

3.12.1799

Cornelius Høyer, København Kunstakademiet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts has evaluated Thorvaldsen’s Bacchus and Ariadne, A1, and is...

4.4.1800

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s parents are delighted with the latest letter from their son, especially because a f...

21.7.1800

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard relates that some people in Copenhagen have accused Thorvaldsen of being lazy in Rome,...

27.9.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is sorry that Thorvaldsen has been ill, but he is happy that the sculptor has found lodgi...

1.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received incorrect treatment by his Italian doctor, but his new German doctor is bett...

23.9.1804

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

7.6.1805

Christian 7.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 7. appoints Thorvaldsen professor of sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts...

15.6.1805

København Kunstakademiet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Academy of Fine Arts announces that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor of sculpture.

18.6.1805

C.F. Stanley

C.F.F. Stanley

Stanley Senior writes that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts i...

19.7.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart thanks Stanley for his letter and asks him to tell Thorvaldsen that he will soon receive...

21.9.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

København Kunstakademiet

Stanley submits drawings for a church and a sepulchral chapel for evaluation by the Academy of Fi...

11.10.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart has made some emendations in Stanley’s letter to the Academy of Fine Arts in Copen...

27.12.1805

Antonio Canova

København Kunstakademiet

Canova has been elected member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He lacks words to...

4.5.1807

Accademia Italiana, Johann Paul Schulthesius

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is nominated honorary member of the Accademia Italiana. He is asked to forward his bi...

Antagelig efter 6.3.1808

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

26.5.1809

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

17.12.1810

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

11.5.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Antagelig 1814

Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A dedication to Thorvaldsen in a booklet.

5.5.1814

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

11.2.1815

C.W. Eckersberg

J.F. Clemens

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

3.8.1816

H.F. Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

22.10.1816

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

3.12.1816

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

23.10.1817

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

1818

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kruse encloses the prospectus in which the Danish population is invited to contribute to the acqu...

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

Koch writes about Thorvaldsen’s works and commissions. The sculptor has completed Mercury a...

2.3.1822

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

8.11.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

9.5.1823

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

12.5.1823

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

5.6.1823

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

19.11.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

Antagelig omkring 19.11.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

15.12.1823

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni degli Alessandri recommends a student, Tommaso Gasperini, to Thorvaldsen. Gasperini is c...

22.1.1824

Institut de France, Quatremère de Quincy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

21.2.1824

Institut de France, Quatremère de Quincy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not yet available.

13.12.1824

Accademia Labronica

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

13.12.1824

Accademia Labronica

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

21.1.1825

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

8.4.1825

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Christian 8.

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

24.4.1825

Accademia degli Arcadi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

24.4.1825

Accademia degli Arcadi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

11.6.1825

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

26.11.1825

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

11.3.1826

H.F.J. Estrup

Ordenskapitlet

The historian Estrup’s biography of Thorvaldsen for the Chapter of the Royal Orders of Chiv...

Muligvis 20.10.1826

Académie de France à Rome

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Muligvis 28.10.1826

Académie de France à Rome

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

31.12.1826

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

24.6.1827

Pierre Guérin

Sassen

Permission to draw after plaster sculptures in the French Academy in Rome.

26.7.1827

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

14.12.1827

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

31.12.1827

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

12.4.1828

Carsten Hauch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hauch is grateful to Thorvaldsen for his friendship in Rome. He has written a drama which he is g...

28.4.1828

Accademia Tiberina, Melchiorre Missirini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Før 17.11.1828

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

8.12.1828

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

31.12.1828

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

1.4.1829

Jakub Tatarkiewicz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tatarkiewicz writes that there have been problems with the casting of Nicolaus Copernicus after t...

1.6.1829

National Academy of Design

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is notified, that he has been elected as a honorary member of the National Academy of...

22.12.1829

Accademia dei Filergiti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

1830

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Kort før 26.4.1830

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

7.10.1830

Accademia della Valle Tiberina Toscana

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

7.12.1830

Accademia della Valle Tiberina Toscana

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

8.12.1830

Accademia della Valle Tiberina Toscana

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

31.12.1830

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

15.3.1831

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

27.6.1831

H.W. Bissen

Just Mathias Thiele

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

24.10.1831

Accademia della Valle Tiberina Toscana

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

28.4.1832

Accademia della Valle Tiberina Toscana

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

1833

Accademia Tiberina

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A dedication to Thorvaldsen.

4.4.1833

København Kunstakademiet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has unanimously been elected director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and ...

7.12.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has attended an evening of poetry reading at the Accademia Tiberina together with Henrik...

31.3.1834 - 1.4.1834

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

6.4.1834

Ateneo di Brescia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

6.4.1834

Ateneo di Brescia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

27.4.1834

Lucca Accademia dei Filomati

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

8.5.1834

Lucca Accademia dei Filomati

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

30.6.1834

Lucca Accademia dei Filomati

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

3.1.1835

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lucca Accademia dei Filomati

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

20.4.1835

Lettere ed Belle Arti Accademia Aretina di Scienze, Antonio Fabroni

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s diploma as honorary member of the Accademia Aretina di Scienze, Lettere, e Belle-Ar...

2.7.1835

Lettere ed Belle Arti Accademia Aretina di Scienze, Antonio Fabroni

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Accademia Aretina di Scienze, Lettere, e Belle Arti, Fabroni informs Thorvaldsen tha...

30.11.1835

Lucca Accademia dei Filomati

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

22.12.1835

Amsterdam Koninklijk Instituut van Wetenschappen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

1837

Accademia Tiberina, NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A dedication to Thorvaldsen.

19.5.1837

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

24.5.1837

Redaktørerne ved Aftonbladet

Omnes

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.