The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

An Open Archive of Written Sources

Explore 10197 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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Open-Source Software

The software used to publish the Archives’ documents online was developed by Thorvaldsens Museum. We offer it to colleague institutions for free.

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By the Numbers

  • 10.197 Documents total
  • 8.247 In Thorvaldsens Museum
  • 1.950 In other archives
  • 1771-72 Oldest
  • 1896 (1841-42) Youngest
  • 766 From Thorvaldsen
  • 5.836 To Thorvaldsen
  • 3.595 To and from others
  • 3.351 In Italian
  • 4.234 In Danish
  • 1.809 In German
  • 655 In French
  • 94 In English
  • 54 Other languages
  • 44.107 Commentaries
  • 457 Related Articles
  • 420 Subjects
  • 3.216 Persons

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