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23.12.1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chrystian Piotr Aigner

This contract binds Thorvaldsen to execute two six-foot-tall caryatids with matching capital and ...

5.4.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

December 1817

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

A prospectus in which Kruse invites his fellow countrymen to contribute to the acquisition of Tho...

1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

A prospectus in German in which Kruse invites his Danish-German fellow countrymen in Schleswig, H...

31.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

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

7.4.1818

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For a long time, the Academy of Fine Arts has wished to possess plaster casts of Thorvaldsen’s wo...

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

Schubart assures the concerned Christian Frederik that the Alexander Frieze for Frederik 6.’s new...

20.6.1818

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6. commissions the Alexander Frieze and two caryatids for Christiansborg Palace.

20.6.1818

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copy of the letter dated 20.6.1818.

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen is grateful for the commission for the Alexander Frieze and two caryatids for Christi...

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Second draft of letter dated 1.8.1818.

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Third draft of letter dated 1.8.1818.

24.8.1818

Redaktørerne ved Wiener Zeitung

Omnes

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

11.10.1818

Frederik Schmidt

Frederik Schmidt

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

31.10.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the fifth week of October 1818.

7.11.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of November 1818.

29.11.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the fourth week of November 1818.

5.12.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of December 1818.

6.2.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of February 1819.

14.2.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of February 1819.

2.10.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

3.12.1819

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Freund tells Thorvaldsen about the progress of work in the workshop in Rome. He mentions the work...

27.12.1819

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An account of the meeting in Copenhagen on 24.11.1819, in which Thorvaldsen promised the Building...

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen’s copy of the letter dated 25.5.1820, see the comments there.

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen firmly declines the proposal of the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace tha...

Sommer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

Molbech’s account of his visit to Rome, in which he compares Thorvaldsen and Canova and describes...

1824

Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

Thiele describes Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Rome.

22.11.1826

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Building Commission for Christainsborg Palace wants to know which works will be ready to be s...

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An inquiry about Thorvaldsen’s sculptural decorations for the Church of Our Lady and Christ...

28.11.1826

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Building Commission for the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, is looking forward to receiving ...

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen writes which works will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

First draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen sends a list of the works that can be ready for transportation to Denmark in the spri...

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Second draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fifth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

First and second draft letters dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Third and final draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827. Extr...

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

Senest 12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Draft of the letter dated 12.2.1827.

12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827 and c...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter expresses dissatisfaction with the number of works for the Church of Our Lady and Chri...

17.3.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

Freund is informed that the frigate which was to transport several of Thorvaldsen’s works t...

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen is very disappointed about the postponement of the shipment to Denmark of Thorvaldsen...

22.5.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace ask Thorva...

6.6.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Building Commission for the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen seize the opportunity to have th...

22.6.1827

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich lists the works of art for the Church of Our Lady and Christiansborg Palace which the merc...

27.7.1827

Johan Gunder Adler, Hermann Ernst Freund

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Adler writes to the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace, quoting a letter dated 30.6.18...

17.9.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen has read a letter from Hermann Ernst Freund concerning the forthcoming transportation...

1.12.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The ship owner L.N. Hvidt has informed the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace that the...

4.12.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

The merchant ship Therese arrived in Tunis on 28.10.1827 and may soon be expected at Leghorn. As ...

19.1.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Specification of Thorvaldsen’s expenses for storage, crates, and packing in connection with...

12.4.1829

N.C.L. Abrahams

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abrahams makes sarcastic remarks about the lack of real news from Copenhagen; the marriage betwee...

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is in bed with a severe cold and dictates the letter to Ludvig Bødtcher, so C.F. Hans...

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jonas Collin

Thorvaldsen itemizes his bill for works for Christiansborg Palace and the Church of Our Lady and ...

12.5.1834

Jonas Collin

Københavns Universitet, Slotsbygningskommissionen

Draft of letters to Copenhagen University and to the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palac...

16.8.1834

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At Thorvaldsen’s request, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace and the Univers...

8.12.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

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

1844

NN, Adam Oehlenschläger, H.C. Ørsted

Omnes

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