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20.2.1796

L. Massimi

Georg Zoëga

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

17.5.1796

Giuseppe Meli

Georg Zoëga

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

19.11.1796

Carl Ludwig Fernow

Johann Pohrt

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

31.12.1796

Carl Ludwig Fernow

Johann Pohrt

17.1.-14.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s diary from his sojourn in Malta, Palermo and Naples.

8.9.1797

Georg Zoëga

Arveprins Frederik

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

24.10.1797

Georg Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zoëga sends Thorvaldsen a parcel with some of the clothes the sculptor left behind after his visi...

Efter 23.1.1798

Heinrich Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Eulogy for the Swiss sculptor Johann Jakob Schmid.

26.3.1798

Charles Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Due to language difficulties, Bassi’s letter has been delayed. He asks Thorvaldsen to press one R...

9.5.1799

Wilhelm von Uhden

Anna Maria Uhden

Wilhelm von Uhden declares that his divorce from Anna Maria Uhden is entirely due to irreconcilab...

3.12.1799

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard reports that the works Thorvaldsen sent to Copenhagen have arrived safely. He complime...

28.1.1800

Georg Zoëga

Frederik Obelitz

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

5.3.1800

Johann Daniel Lawaetz

Georg Zoëga

Lawaetz reports that he has transferred 100 rix-dollars from Nicolai Abildgaard / the Royal Danis...

10.4.1800

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel sends greetings to his friends in Rome. He recommends the island of Menorca, which is said...

24.12.1800

Poul Scheel

Georg Zoëga

Scheel has been allowed to enclose a letter to Zoëga in a letter from Friedrich Münter. After hav...

7.1.1801

Georg Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Georg Zoëga attests to the authorities that Bertel Thorvaldsen is a Danish sculptor, supported by...

24.2.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman apologizes for the letter being sent so late. He describes the tribulations of his nine-day...

10.3.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman has received the things he forgot in Rome and wonders why he hasn’t received any letter fro...

10.3.1801

C.H. Anckarsvärd

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anckarsvärd thanks Thorvaldsen for their friendship in Rome and asks him to arrange the transport...

10.5.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

After a difficult journey, Ekman has arrived in Vienna, where he has received a letter from Thorv...

20.5.1801

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel thanks Thorvaldsen for having accepted his assignment. He further specifies his order for ...

22.6.1801

Joh. Hein. Wulffen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wulffen forwards a letter from Doctor Scheel to Thorvaldsen and explains that Scheel has told him...

4.10.1801

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that the last instalment of his travelling grant has been sent to ...

11.1.1802

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich has received Thorvaldsen’s letter about two crates sent from Rome via Georg Zoëga. The cra...

15.2.1802

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich reports that the four crates Thorvaldsen has sent to Leghorn have been taken aboard Captai...

24.12.1802

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

27.1.1803

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

29.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is delighted that Thomas Hope’s commission for Jason with the golden fleece, A52, has pro...

2.9.1803

Georg Zoëga

Herman Schubart

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

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...

6.12.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley apologizes for not having come to Rome yet but promises that he arrive in January. He was...

28.2.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is recovering from his illness and has visited Schubart, who has informed him of the deat...

26.3.1804

Herman Schubart

Frederik 6.

Schubart tries to persuade Crown Prince Frederik (6.) to commission works from Thorvaldsen for th...

22.5.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is sad that Thorvaldsen has left Naples. He hopes to recover completely from his illness ...

18.6.1804

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen is going to commission works for Christiansborg from Thorvaldsen, but as the rebuilding of...

2.7.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart asks Thorvaldsen to let him know when he is coming to Montenero, where he can stay and w...

Primo august 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his invitation to contribute to the decoration of Christiansborg. H...

11.8.1804

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter and looks forward to their reunion in Rome. He informs Tho...

29.8.1804

Poul Scheel

Georg Zoëga

Scheel tells Zoëga to give his regards to Thorvaldsen and ask him not to delay the bust Scheel ha...

26.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart wants to know if Thorvaldsen will accept the commission of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1. B...

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...

Medio august 1805

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau tells Thorvaldsen that he has sent a bill of exchange for 300 piastres to Rome through Zo...

16.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley teases Thorvaldsen because he has not heard from him for a long time, but suddenly a lett...

24.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received a letter from the mayor of Copenhagen concerning Gotskalk Thorvaldsen’...

16.9.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart hopes that Thorvaldsen has arrived safely in Rome. He mentions the mortally ill Caspar B...

30.9.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart apologizes for not having written for a long time. Stanley is welcome to send him his le...

30.9.1805

Herman Schubart

Georg Zoëga

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

11.11.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart writes that he has forwarded Stanley’s letter to the Academy of Fine Arts in Copen...

16.11.1805

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

C.F. Høyer has just arrived in Rome. He reports to Nicolai Abildgaard that Thorvaldsen has invite...

28.2.1806

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

Høyer reports on his activities in Rome. He is happy to stay with Thorvaldsen.

6.3.1806

Nicolaus Jac. Stuhr

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stuhr has arrived at Leghorn and informed Herman Schubart that his busts of A.P. Bernstorff, A207...

23.5.1806

Herman Schubart

Nicolai Abildgaard

Schubart tells Abildgaard about C.F.F. Stanley’s death. He encloses Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye&...

2.6.1806

Herman Schubart

Georg Zoëga

Schubart confers with Zoëga on smuggling a collection of antique coins from Rome to Leghorn on be...

28.7.1806

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich sends a bill for the remainder of the cost of the transport of crates from Leghorn to Cope...

8.8.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for not having been in contact with regard to the commission for a monumen...

9.1.1807

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart summarizes to Thorvaldsen their mutual financial status and tells him to inform him if h...

9.3.1807

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart is pleased that Thorvaldsen has received commissions from Denmark. He is going to ask Ch...

23.4.1807

P.O. Brøndsted

P.O. Brøndsted

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

29.4.1807

Laurits Engelstoft

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Marcus Gerhard Rosencrone, Engelstoft asks Thorvaldsen to execute a portrait bust in...

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...

8.6.1807

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.G.D. Moltke transfers 200 piastres for his bust, cf. A212, regretting the delay. He would like ...

23.9.1807

Georg Zoëga

Herman Schubart

Zoëga writes that Thorvaldsen has returned to Rome and is very depressed about the bombardment of...

9.1.1808

Wilhelm von Uhden

Georg Zoëga

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

9.9.1808

J.L. Lund

Carl Anton Graff

Greetings and reports from mainly the Danish-German art society in Rome.

19.9.1808

NN

Georg Zoëga

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

17.11.1808

NN

Georg Zoëga

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

Tidligst 1809

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted invites Thorvaldsen to come and hear news from Greece.

Tidligst 1809

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted forwards a letter and encloses a bill for some letters which he has sent on Thorvaldsen...

20.1.1809

NN

Georg Zoëga

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

20.2.1809

Antonio Capri, Pietro Tomati

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for the remaining rent of the recently deceased Georg Zoëga, paid by Thorvaldsen.

7.7.1809

C.F. Høyer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1810

Giuseppe Antonio Guattàni

Omnes

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

2.5.1810

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

West contacts Thorvaldsen in Rome. He complains of loneliness and lack of knowledge about the cit...

7.7.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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

28.7.1810

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel has heard that Thorvaldsen has not yet begun work on the bust he has commissioned. For thi...

Før 12.8.1810

Heinrich Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.12.1810

Heinrich Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Keller recommends his wife’s brother, the engraver Filippo Tosetti, to Thorvaldsen with ref...

7.9.1811

Caroline von Humboldt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Humboldt recommends the Prince of Anhalt-Pleß. She misses Rome. She writes about the development ...

24.12.1811

Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Ca. 1812

Giuseppe Antonio Guattàni

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

6.7.1813

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted has been on a short trip to Leghorn to get some money. He has visited Montenero and ask...

Januar 1814

Friedrich Karl Ludwig Sickler

Omnes

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

Januar 1815

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted advises Thorvaldsen to return to Denmark, at least for a year. He encloses letters for ...

Antagelig 1816

Charles Robert Cockerell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A dedication to Thorvaldsen on an etching.

18.7.1816

Giuseppe Antonio Guattàni

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.10.1816

Charles François Mazois

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

26.11.1816

Francesco Peter

Antonio Ceci

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

18.2.1817

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted wonders why he has had no answer to the commission for a monument transmitted in his la...

17.6.1817

Georgina M. Waddington

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Waddington informs Thorvaldsen that her daughter is to marry Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, wh...

18.6.1817

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

14.8.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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

16.8.1817

Edward Dodwell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dodwell recommends the English sculptor John Gibson to Thorvaldsen. Gibson is to study in Rome fo...

21.8.1817

Giuseppe Antonio Guattàni

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

December 1817

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

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

1818

Charles Robert Cockerell

Omnes

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

1818

August Wilhelm Kephalides

Omnes

The commentary for this guide 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...

Efter 1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

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