The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

An Open Archive of Written Sources

Explore 10185 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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Beyond Clichés

When it comes to Thorvaldsen, myths and clichés abound. The Archives allows you to (re)read the sources critically, and interpret them afresh!

By the Numbers

  • 10.185 Documents total
  • 8.247 In Thorvaldsens Museum
  • 1.938 In other archives
  • 1771-72 Oldest
  • 1896 (1841-42) Youngest
  • 764 From Thorvaldsen
  • 5.835 To Thorvaldsen
  • 3.586 To and from others
  • 3.343 In Italian
  • 4.231 In Danish
  • 1.808 In German
  • 655 In French
  • 94 In English
  • 54 Other languages
  • 43.738 Commentaries
  • 452 Related Articles
  • 420 Subjects
  • 3.199 Persons

Find Thorvaldsen's Sculptures in the Archives

Selected Documents

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