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2.12.1793

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen applies for a grant from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

1.1.1794

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Thorvaldsens sends an excerpt from a poem by the poet Baggesen to Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals.

2.[??].1794

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Thorvaldsen apologizes to Kurtzhals because he did not have the time to bid her farewell before s...

1.1.1795

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Probsthayn

Thorvaldsen sends a verse of poetry as a New Year’s greeting.

5.1.1795

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen presents the relief Numa Pompilius and Egeria, A748, to the Royal Academy. He also ap...

2.11.1795

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen’s application for the travelling scholarship of the Royal Danish Academy of Fin...

9.3.1796

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederike Dorothea Hammer, Peter Hanning Hammer

Song from Thorvaldsen to the newly-married couple Peter Hanning Hammer and Frederike Dorothea Ham...

25.7.1796

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen requests an advance on his travelling scholarship.

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....

Januar 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copy of Peder Pavels’ diary and drafts of Thorvaldsen’s diary from Malta 1796-97.

17.1.-14.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen’s first report to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts since his departure from Cope...

Antagelig marts 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

A sheet with several fragments in Danish, German and Italian. First two drafts of a letter in Ita...

19.8.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he arrived in Rome on March 8, ...

Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

5.1.1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he has studied Rome and its sur...

20.1.1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he has studied Rome and its sur...

Antagelig senest januar 1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts or lists, possibly regarding Agrippa, cf. A759, and other works by Thorvaldsen.

30.6.1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen informs the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he has sent two samples of his wor...

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...

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...

12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for his support. He tells him that many of the Roman art collection...

3.12.1799

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Muligvis omkring 1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 1796

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

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

Antagelig efter 1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.4.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen is delighted that the work he has sent to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts has w...

4.4.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen has received Abildgaard’s latest letter and thanks him for everything he does to prom...

21.7.1800

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that the transportation of two crates with artworks bound for the Royal Danis...

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

22.4.1801

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports that the two crates with artworks bound for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine ...

22.4.1801

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

4.10.1801

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Primo februar 1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Hartvig Ernst von Berger

Thorvaldsen is happy that Captain Berger has accepted to ship the four crates containing artworks...

20.3.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that Captain Berger has agreed to ship five crates with artworks, books etc. ...

20.3.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports that he is still in Rome, but he plans to embark on his journey back to Denma...

Antagelig april 1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

Thorvaldsen complains that he has not received any letter for a long time.

22.4.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen begs his father to send him a letter as he is longing for news from Copenhagen. He ex...

10.5.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Hartvig Ernst von Berger

Thorvaldsen asks Berger to remove the marble bust of Edmund Bourke, A900, from one of the crates ...

15.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley informs his good friend of his arrival in Naples. He has contracted an illness which prev...

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...

30.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley sends his greetings with Herman Schubart, who is leaving for Rome. He commends Schubart a...

24.5.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley informs Thorvaldsen about his illness. He has to visit the spas on the island of Ischia. ...

6.6.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley’s illness forces him to visit the spas on the island of Ischia. He is frustrated that thi...

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...

18.10.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter. He very much wants to be in Rome, especially before t...

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...

14.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley reports that Herman Schubart has arrived in Naples. Schubart has spoken highly of Thorval...

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...

Muligvis 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

17.1.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is happy about Thorvaldsen’s success in Rome. He has received the busts Thorvaldsen se...

Februar 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A sheet with text fragments – possibly transscriptions – written by Thorvaldsen for his own purpo...

7.2.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for the letter that he has finally received and tries to cheer up the ...

Medio februar 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F.F. Stanley

Thorvaldsen is sorry that Stanley is still in poor health. He longs to see him in Rome. He asks h...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has left him incapable of wor...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Third draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

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...

5.4.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has been well and ill by turns all winter. He will not be able to come to Rome until he h...

10.4.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is not sure if Thorvaldsen received his last letter and writes more or less the same thin...

Medio april 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is grateful for the grant which has encouraged him while he was suffering from low sp...

Medio april 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Fragment of a longer draft letter.

Medio april 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen writes that he has received a grant of 300 rix-dollars from the Danish King. He thank...

24.4.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is very grateful for the grant and asks that his deepest gratitude may be conveyed to...

24.4.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is very grateful for the grant and asks that his deepest gratitude may be conveyed to...

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 ...

Juni-primo juli 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen asks Lund to deliver a letter from him to Maria Zoëga. He has remained in Florence an...

Antagelig tidligst ultimo juni 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s list of clothing, presumably to be purchased, packed or washed.

Efter 2.7. og antagelig før 9.7.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart for his letter and tells him that he hopes to see him at Montenero th...

Efter 9. og før 16.7.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen is happy that J.L. Lund has had his grant prolonged so that he can stay in Rome for a...

13.7.1804

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund sends greetings and requests from Anna Maria Uhden. He informs Thorvaldsen that he has given...

Efter 16.7. og senest 6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen asks Lund to take care of his studio while he is gone. He thanks him for having assis...

Primo august 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

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

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen tells Abildgaard how devastated he was when he received the ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen thanks Lund for having assisted him in a financial matter but asks him not to give an...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks Abildgaard’s permission to...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen tells Abildgaard that he is going to Carrara with Herman Sc...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

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...

2.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley complains that Thorvaldsen never writes, but he refuses to repay him in kind. He is recup...

16.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is planning to remain near Naples until the middle of October and then go to Rome. He wri...

16.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A piece of paper just with information on the recipient.

22.10.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley congratulates Thorvaldsen on his appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in ...

Sandsynligvis før 27.10.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F.F. Stanley

In two draft letters Stanley is thanked for his congratulations on Thorvaldsen’s appointmen...

27.10.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen worries that the yellow fever in the area of Leghorn will affect the Schubarts.

27.10.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Fragment of a draft letter. Thorvaldsen thanks the Schubarts.

13.11.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is ready to go to Rome but is stopped by the news of an epidmic in the area around Leghor...

20.11.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter and asks him to thank Christian Hornbech for the letter...

30.11.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Three short drafts of a letter. Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of a letter from Schubart and wr...

30.11.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late reply and informs Schubart that he is finishing Bacchus, A2. ...

7.12.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer to Schubart’s letter. He thanks him for the comm...

29.12.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard recommends the bearer of the letter, Carl Christian Seydewitz, to Thorvaldsen. He comm...

31.1.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard discusses the payment for the transportation of the crates Thorvaldsen has sent to Cop...