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5.3.1804

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova asks Thorvaldsen to go to the banker Torlonia in order to draft a contract li...

Efterår 1804

Jevdokija Ivanovna Golitsyna

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Golitsyna explains that she has written to the banker Torlonia concerning the money she owes Thor...

10.6.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.8.1805

Camillo Landini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has given Landini a letter from Thorvaldsen, who is at Montenero, and asks for news about...

7.9.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley’s health is tolerable. Anna Maria Uhden is also well, as is Thorvaldsen’s dog...

19.10.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

14.6.1806

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Vorontsova is very impatient to receive the long-awaited artworks. Thorvaldsen has informed her a...

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

6.7.1806

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The banker Torlonia requests the delivery of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures for Countess Vorontsova.

23.8.1806

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova is sure that Thorvaldsen has kept his promise and finished the commissioned w...

30.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

25.7.1807

Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gmelin has asked the publisher Domenico Artaria to send three of his engravings after Lorrain to ...

Senest 22.7.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence, blaming his poor ability to write letters. He has so...

30.12.1810

Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt of payment for three engravings by W.F. Gmelin after Claude Lorrain, sent to Count Adam G...

23.1.1811

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ropp is grateful that his works are finished. In his opinion the Jupiter Otricoli is not part of ...

Antagelig 2.2.1811

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Theodor von der Ropp

Thorvaldsen thanks Ropp for the payment of his works. Regarding Jupiter Otricoli, he thinks that ...

15.9.1811

Antonio Moglia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for payment of Antonio Moglia’s marble work on the relief Venus, Mars and Cupid in ...

Antagelig tidligst forår 1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

Thorvaldsen admits that the addressee has every reason to be angry with him.

Sandsynligvis 1814

G.L. Lahde, Adam Oehlenschläger

Omnes

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

19.11.1814

C.W. Eckersberg

J.P. Møller

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

Januar 1815

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

Tidligst 1816

Giuseppe Alessandrini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.3.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon asks Thorvaldsen to complete and send three commissioned marble reliefs as soon as possi...

19.3.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon asks Thorvaldsen to buy some antique objects for his friend Alexander Baillie and to res...

3.4.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he, Alexander Baillie, and his brother Hans Carl Knudtzon had a pleasant jou...

27.4.1816

C.W. Eckersberg

J.F. Clemens

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

20.6.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon has talked to the German publisher and printer Johann Friedrich Wenner about the publica...

9.8.1816

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich asks when the works commissioned by Alexander Baillie and Jørgen Knudtzon will be ready fo...

20.11.1816

Hans Carl Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon reminisces about his journey to Rome and hopes to see Thorvaldsen the following year dur...

20.11.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he has returned to Norway. He looks forward to seeing Thorvaldsen in Copenha...

May 1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen Knudtzon

Thorvaldsen writes that he has been very busy working and showing his workshop to English visitor...

8.9.1817

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

14.3.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of March 1818.

After 11.10.1818

B.S. Ingemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Excerpt of Ingemann’s Reiselyren, which describes some of Thorvaldsen’s works.

Oktober 1819 - august 1821

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

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

14.4.1819

Franz Grillparzer

Omnes

The commentary for this diary entry is not available at the moment.

19.5.1819

Bertel Thorvaldsen

William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

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

19.11.1819

John Gibson

John Crouchley

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

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...

4.12.1819

John Gibson

William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

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

1820

James Elmes

Omnes

A description of the sculpture gallery at Woburn Abbey, including three works by Thorvaldsen, Pri...

Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

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

9.11.1820

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Freund tells Thorvaldsen about the accident that took place 8.11.1820 in one of Thorvaldsen’s wor...

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.10.1821

Heinrich Hase

Omnes

Article on Theodor von der Ropp’s art collection, comprising 10 works by Thorvaldsen.

27.10.1821

John Gibson

Rose Lawrence

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

24.1.1823

NN

Omnes

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

26.9.1823

Richard Bingham

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.10.1823

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.

15.9.1824

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.9.1824

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1824-1825

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele’s poem about Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, which went down with a cargo vessel but was sa...

29.1.1825

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Aftenblad

Omnes

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

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik sends a list of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks that he wants to be...

26.2.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

List of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which Christian (8.) Frederik wants to be sent to D...

2.7.1825

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which were put on board the brig St. Croix in order...

Januar 1828

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.2. - 24.5.1828

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Studio account of the work on the marble relief Venus, Mars and Cupid in the smithy of Vulcan, cf...

14.5.1828

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

12.4.1829

N.C.L. Abrahams

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.5.1829

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hornemann reports the latest gossip from the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and about their m...

16.6.1829

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon reports that Thorvaldsen’s statues of Venus, A853, Ganymede Offering the Cup, A85...

16.12.1830

NN

Omnes

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

1831

Rembrandt Peale

Omnes

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

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For unknown reasons, the letter has been severely damaged. See instead the draft of the letter fo...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik has heard that the Alexander Frieze, cf. A503, and Christ, cf. A82, and John t...

Kort før 6.1.1832

Accademia Filarmonica Romana

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

17.6.1832

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Clarification of circumstances relating to the commissions for Christiansborg Palace and the Chur...

15.8.1833

Michele Bisi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bisi renews his request for a drawing by Thorvaldsen for his album. He sends two of his engraving...

2.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard beretter om sit og forældrenes første besøg hos Thorvaldsen. Han overgår alle forv...

29.3.1836

Wolfgang Menzel

Omnes

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

1837 or 1839

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of reliefs by Thorvaldsen, probably corresponding to the ones purchased by Wilhelm 1.

30.7.1838

NN

Omnes

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

1.9.1838

Johan Bravo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.9.1838

Pietro Galli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

14.10.1838

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The commentary to 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.

20.9.1840

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavns Morgenblad

Omnes

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

After 1.2.1842, before 15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Sixth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842. The draft is considerably longer than the final letter.

8.3.1842

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

17.12.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Small fragment of a stamped letter on which Thorvaldsen has made some notes in pencil.

1844

NN, Adam Oehlenschläger, H.C. Ørsted

Omnes

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

11.4.1844

E.A. Hagen

Omnes

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

10.5.1844

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Ugeskrift, N.L. Høyen

Omnes

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

17.10.1849

Charles Blanc, Redaktørerne ved Le Moniteur Universel

Jules Armand Dufaure

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