The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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5.6.1796

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

7.6.1796

Johanne Ulstrup

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

14.6.1796

Severine Elisabet Arnette West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

23.8.1796

Nicolai Abildgaard, Jens Juel, Kunstakademiet, København, Peter Meyn

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.12.1796

Claus Hvidtfeldt Blom

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

17.1.-14.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.5.1797

C.D. Fritzsch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fritzsch sends his warm regards and hopes to join Thorvaldsen in Rome soon. Two of Fritzsch’s flo...

3.6.1797

Senatore Scarpetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for payment of rent for Thorvaldsen’s first studio in Rome in Vicolo Aliberti 1797-1799.

9.12.1797

Karen Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 23.1.1798

Heinrich Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Eulogy for the Swiss sculptor Johann Jakob Schmid.

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...

19.3.1799

Kunstakademiet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.3.1799

Kunstakademiet, København

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...

3.12.1799

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

3.12.1799

Cornelius Høyer, Kunstakademiet, København

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...

10.4.1800

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

21.7.1800

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.1.1801

Georg Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.3.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.C. Ulrich reports that the two crates Thorvaldsen has inquired about are withheld in the bankru...

13.4.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich has negotiated with the shipping firm of Jaume & Schwarz regarding Thorvaldsen’s two c...

27.4.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In continuation of his earlier letters, Ulrich reports that he is not able to redeem Thorvaldsen’...

11.5.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich has redeemed the two crates Thorvaldsen sent to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from...

4.10.1801

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received a letter from Thorvaldsen as rumours in Copenhagen...

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...

20.1.1802

Johan Hartvig Ernst von Berger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Berger reports that he is willing to transport Thorvaldsen’s four crates bound for Copenhagen / t...

25.1.1802

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich has received Thorvaldsen’s letters, but his two crates have not yet arrived at Leghorn. Ul...

15.2.1802

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

11.3.1803

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West asks what to do about the bust of Tyge Rothe, A225, which is in the care of Nicolai A...

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...

3.5.1803

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen reproaches his son strongly for not returning to Copenhagen.

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...

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...

17.1.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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 ...

Antagelig april-juni 1804

Arnold Wallick

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Arnold Wallick sends greetings to Thorvaldsen from Rome and asks him whether the bust of Mathias ...

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...

18.6.1804

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

10.8.1804

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden has received Thorvaldsen’s letter from J.L. Lund. She is pleased to know that Th...

23.9.1804

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.10.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports that Thorvaldsen’s portrait busts of himself and Jacqueline Schubart, A718...

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...

28.12.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart and his wife have moved from Montenero to Pisa, where they have to spend the winter beca...

31.1.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

10.5.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, cf. A705, and the portrait busts of himse...

7.6.1805

Christian 7.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

10.6.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart forwards the freight bill concerning The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, cf. A705, and th...

15.6.1805

Kunstakademiet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart has read in a newspaper that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor at the Academy of ...

26.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

16.8.1805

Accademia Nazionale di Belle Arti di Bologna

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley ironically describes his amazement at having received two letters from Thorvaldsen. He al...

19.10.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is sympathetic to the idea that Thorvaldsen should remain in Rome for the time being b...

5.11.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart recommends C.F. Høyer to Thorvaldsen. He hopes to come to Rome when the hostilities are ...

8.5.1806

Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lundbye informs Thorvaldsen of his arrival in Pisa. He tells him about the mutual friends he has ...

9.6.1806

Johann Carl Rössler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rössler writes from Pisa, where he has met Baron Schubart. He urges Thorvaldsen to leave Rome and...

14.8.1806

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive his salary as a professor of the Royal Academ...

15.8.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart urges Thorvaldsen to come to Montenero. He is pleased that the busts of Herman Schubart,...

31.12.1806

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.5.1807

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The building commission will forward an advance payment at 1000 scuid to Thorvaldsen. Hansen sugg...

Kort efter 31.10.1807

Johan Georg Wahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wahl relates his journey from Rome to Pisa via Florence. He writes that the Schubarts are very di...

18.1.1808

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart thanks Thorvaldsen for his birthday present, the drawing Mary with Jesus and John. He h...

6.3.1808

Accademia di S. Luca, Virginio Bracci

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is elected member of Accademia di S. Luca.

3.6.1808

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart invites Thorvaldsen to travel to Montenero, hopefully in the company of Ernst Gottlob Ma...

12.8.1808

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart invites Thorvaldsen to come to Montenero and then accompany him, Jacqueline Schubart, an...

Før 1.2.1810

Accademia di S. Luca

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter 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...

26.5.1810

Johan Georg Wahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter 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...

Antagelig oktober 1810

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund writes that he has arrived safely in Copenhagen. He explains that a written authorization is...

17.12.1810

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.3.1811

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

This cutting is from a newspaper describes Hans West’s art collection in Copenhagen as a meeting ...

12.3.1811

Königliche Preussische Academie der Künste

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.3.1811

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.3.1811

Königliche Preussische Academie der Künste

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.8.1811

Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.1.1812

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An attempt to persuade Thorvaldsen to visit Denmark. Information about life at home and greetings...

19.2.1812

Accademia di S. Luca

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.2.1812

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Before 24.3., possibly 1812

Accademia di S. Luca

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.4.1812

Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lundbye writes to Thorvaldsen from Leghorn. He brings news about Danish friends there and regrets...

9.5.1812

C.F. Høyer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.5.1812

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart sends a picture as a model for the portrait bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210. Agnet...

16.6.1812

Accademia di S. Luca

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

6.2.1813

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.2.1813

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

6.12.1813

Accademia di S. Luca

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.4.1814

Accademia di S. Luca

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Før 11.4.1814

Accademia di S. Luca

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.5.1814

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

26.9.1814

Heinrich Kohlrausch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kohlausch apologizes for not having written sooner. He has been busy with his work as a doctor in...

9.1.1815

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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