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24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen regrets that his report to the Royal Academy has been delayed. He would have liked to...

Tidligst marts 1803, antagelig senest 1805

Patrick Moir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Patrick Moir requests Thovaldsen’s presence the following morning in order to settle matters rega...

Tidligst 19. og senest 23.3.1803

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Transcript of Thomas Hope’s copy of his contract with Thorvaldsen regarding Jason with the Golden...

After 23.3.1803, before summer 1803

Finelli & Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s contract with the sculptors Pietro Finelli and Heinrich Keller concerning the deliv...

June 1803

Knud Lyne Rahbek

Omnes

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

2.9.1803

Georg Zoëga

Herman Schubart

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

21.1.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports on his efforts to obtain commissions for Thorvaldsen from Denmark. Through her h...

Omkring 1.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart and his sister Charlotte Schimmelmann for the efforts they are making...

6.3.1804

Fonden ad usus publicos

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The foundation ad usus publicos grants Thorvaldsen 300 Danish rix-dollars due to his progress in ...

Ultimo 1804

Giovanni Battista Pinchart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A bill from the carpenter Pinchart to Thorvaldsen for carpentry done in the period from October 1...

Spring 1805

August von Kotzebue

Omnes

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

Summer 1805

August Wilhelm Schlegel

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Omnes

Schlegel reports to Goethe on the art scene in Rome, summer 1805.The commentary to this document ...

17.6.1805

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

26.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart is pleased with Thorvaldsen’s appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts...

27.9.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart recommends Adam Anthony Stratenus and Cornelius Johannes Kneppelhout to Thorvaldsen.

1806

Carl Ludwig Fernow

Omnes

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

8.4.1806

Patrick Moir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Moir informs Thorvaldsen on behalf of Thomas Hope that the fourth and last payment for Jason with...

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for helping Gotskalk Thorvaldsen. The war has given Thorvaldsen fin...

13.9.1806

Pietro Finelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt from Pietro Finelli confirming the payment of 25 paoli.

31.12.1806

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen commissions works from Thorvaldsen. For the façade of Christiansborg Palace, he wants...

30.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart for a bill of exchange. He has had financial problems because the war...

30.1.1807

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

Høyer writes that Thorvaldsen has received an instalment of 100 rix-dollars for the portrait bust...

21.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen has received commissions from C.F. Hansen and the Building Commission for Christiansb...

10.2.1809

Heinrich Kohlrausch

Herman Schubart

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

20.8.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Theodor von Hahn

Contract between Thorvaldsen and Theodor von Hahn concerning delivery of the marble statue Cupid ...

Efteråret 1809

Adam Oehlenschläger

Omnes

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

Sandsynligvis 1814

G.L. Lahde, Adam Oehlenschläger

Omnes

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

1814

Tønnes Christian Bruun de Neergaard

Omnes

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

Januar 1814

Friedrich Karl Ludwig Sickler

Omnes

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

7.2.1815

NN

Omnes

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

8.9.1817

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ropp thanks Thorvaldsen after having received Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490, Venus with the Appl...

Tidligst 1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

11.10.1818

Frederik Schmidt

Frederik Schmidt

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

13.2.1819

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Atanazy Raczyński

Thorvaldsen regrets that he cannot send Ganymede Offering the Cup, cf. A41, to Raczyński as the s...

26.3.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Thorvaldsen has been ill and therefore has not begun w...

1.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop together with Hermann Ernst Freund and admired some of T...

6.4.1819

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope urges Thorvaldsen to finish and deliver Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, commissio...

22.5.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion) , cf. cast A119, is nearly finish...

19.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller complains that it is difficult to get Thorvaldsen to complete his work on the model for Dy...

Presumably 9.7.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri asks Thorvaldsen to speak to Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia as soon as possible regarding Ja...

31.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that the small model for the monument to the Swiss guards in Lucerne, cf. Dying Li...

5.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller is pleased that Thorvaldsen, contrary to expectations, has visited Lucerne on his journey ...

7.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that both models of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, have be...

9.10.1819

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

15.10.1819

M.F. Liebenberg, Adam Oehlenschläger, Knud Lyne Rahbek

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.10.1819

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.2.1820

NN

Omnes

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

28.2.1820

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

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

December 1820 - september 1821

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Maj 1821

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia is disappointed that Thorvaldsen has not complied with the agreement to complete Jason w...

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Describes the inauguration of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne, w...

20.8.1821

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia assumes that Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, is ready to be shipped as Thorvaldsen h...

21.8.1821

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Thorvaldsen answers Torlonia regarding Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, which is to be deliver...

19.7.1822

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

December 1823

Nicolay Fürst

Omnes

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

15.4.1823

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia has received several letters from Thomas Hope, who is impatient to have the statue of Ja...

6.5.1823

Redaktørerne ved Fyens Stiftstidende

Omnes

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

15.11.1823

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

1824

Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

Thiele describes Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Rome.

26.4.1824

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

3.7.1824

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Aftenblad

Omnes

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

Februar 1825 - marts 1827

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

9.8.1825

A. Andersen Feldborg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Andersen Feldborg gives Thorvaldsen his book Denmark Delineated, probably @M653.He writes that Ja...

11.3.1826

H.F.J. Estrup

Ordenskapitlet

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

12.6.1826

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Thomas Hope, Torlonia urges Thorvaldsen to finish the statue of Jason with the Golde...

9.6.1827

NN

Omnes

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

13.6.1827

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Thomas Hope, Torlonia urges Thorvaldsen to finish the statue of Jason with the Golde...

Januar 1828

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Presumably August 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Thorvaldsen sends Hope the statue of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, 25 years after the contr...

Antagelig august 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Thorvaldsen sends Hope the statue of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, 25 years after the contr...

5.9.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The sculpture of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, commissioned by Thomas Hope, has been comple...

8.1.1829

Frederik Ferdinand Friis

Just Mathias Thiele

Thorvaldsens egne kommentarer til manuskriptet til J.M. Thieles første Thorvaldsen-biografi.

3.8.1829

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hope gratefully acknowledges receipt of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, the portrait busts of...

16.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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

Antagelig tidligst 14.8., senest omkring 1.12.1831

Giuseppe Mugnoz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mugnoz asks Thorvaldsen for financial assistance as he is ill and cannot support himself. In retu...

1831

Rembrandt Peale

Omnes

Peale describes his impression of Thorvaldsen, his works, and his studio practice. He is critical...

19.11.1831

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Litteratur-Tidende

Omnes

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

August 1832

NN

Omnes

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

13.7.1833

Elisa Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.3.1834

F.C. Hillerup

Omnes

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

19.6.1834

NN

Omnes

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

4.1.1835

Redaktørerne ved Søndagsblad

Omnes

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

8.3.1836

Heinrich Jakob Fried

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.3.1836

Heinrich Jakob Fried

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.11.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

1838

NN

Omnes

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

1839

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Magasin for Natur og Menneskekundskab

Omnes

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

Efter 24.7.1839

N.F.S. Grundtvig

Omnes

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

24.7.1839

N.F.S. Grundtvig

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1841

August Kopisch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.1.1842

Ludvig Müller

Christian 8.

Müller sends a report to Christian 8. on Danish artists in Rome. He gives a detailed description ...

C. 1844-45

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

9.4.1844

J.L. Heiberg

Omnes

J.L. Heiberg’s prologue for the ceremony at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen 9.4.1844, commemorati...

9.4.1844

J.L. Heiberg

Omnes

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

1.6.1844

Alfred Reumont

Omnes

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

1849

Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

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

1850

August Kestner

Omnes

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

1851

Meïr Aron Goldschmidt

Omnes

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

1888

Jørgen Dalhoff

Omnes

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