The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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An Open Archive of Written Sources

Explore 9368 documents – from contracts to love letters – by and about the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Scans and transcripts of all the documents are available, as well as other texts about Thorvaldsen’s work, life, and international context.

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A Part of the Whole

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By the Numbers

  • 9.368 Documents total
  • 8.131 In Thorvaldsens Museum
  • 1.237 In other archives
  • 1771-72 Oldest
  • 1896 (1841-42) Youngest
  • 746 From Thorvaldsen
  • 5.791 To Thorvaldsen
  • 2.831 To and from others
  • 3.293 In Italian
  • 3.873 In Danish
  • 1.438 In German
  • 640 In French
  • 89 In English
  • 35 Other languages
  • 30.395 Commentaries
  • 305 Related Articles
  • 378 Subjects
  • 2.996 Persons

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