Arkivet, Thorvaldsens Museum

 
No. 6778 af 9569
Afsender Dato Modtager
Eliza Mary Shaw Stewart [+]

Afsendersted

London

Tidligst 1837 [+]

Dateringsbegrundelse

Kun dag og måned fremgår af brevet. Året er sandsynligvis tidligst 28.3.1837, da brevskriverens omtaler sin mand, Michael Shaw Stewart i datid, som om han er død. Han døde 19.12.1836.

Alexander Hamilton Douglas [+]

Modtagersted

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Resumé

Shaw Stewart fremsender en kvittering med Thorvaldsens signatur. Hun inviterer Hamilton til at komme til Ardgowan for at se Amor med buen, jf. A819.

Se original

Dear Mr Hamilton

Shortly after you called upon me one of my family became very unwell which occupied my thoughts a good deal, but he being now perfectly well I have remembered your wish to possess an autograph of Thorwaldsen. If you should shortly receive one from Norway or Denmark I sh.d be very glad indeed to have the enclosed back for it is rather an effort to me to part with it. Mr Knudtzon suggested the asking his friend to give a receipt & we stood by him in his studio while he wrote it. In case, by any chance, your friend who is collecting may meet with poor Lord Stuart & ask him about the statue I mention that the Purchaser was my Husband Sir Michael Shaw Stewart, & that the “Amorino” is at Ardgowan, Greenock where I wish you w.d Come & see it.

Believe me
Ys very truly
EM Shaw Stewart

Belgrave Sqre
March 28

Generel kommentar

Modtageren af dette brev er ikke sikkert identificeret. Alexander Douglas Hamilton er foreslået pga. sin skotske baggrund.

Arkivplacering
Privateje, England
Thiele
Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.
Andre referencer

  • THM journalsag nr. 2014-0267432 (om brevets ejerskab pr. 2015).

Emneord
Idolisering af Thorvaldsen, signaturer · Statuer, antik mytologi
Personer
Jørgen Knudtzon · Michael Shaw Stewart · Bertel Thorvaldsen
Værker
Sidst opdateret 18.12.2015 Print