The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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An Open Archive of Written Sources

Explore 9939 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

  • 9.939 Documents total
  • 8.213 In Thorvaldsens Museum
  • 1.726 In other archives
  • 1771-72 Oldest
  • 1896 (1841-42) Youngest
  • 758 From Thorvaldsen
  • 5.828 To Thorvaldsen
  • 3.353 To and from others
  • 3.325 In Italian
  • 4.089 In Danish
  • 1.728 In German
  • 652 In French
  • 93 In English
  • 52 Other languages
  • 37.251 Commentaries
  • 436 Related Articles
  • 405 Subjects
  • 3.129 Persons

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