The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

An Open Archive of Written Sources

Explore 10122 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

  • 10.122 Documents total
  • 8.247 In Thorvaldsens Museum
  • 1.875 In other archives
  • 1771-72 Oldest
  • 1896 (1841-42) Youngest
  • 763 From Thorvaldsen
  • 5.832 To Thorvaldsen
  • 3.527 To and from others
  • 3.341 In Italian
  • 4.225 In Danish
  • 1.754 In German
  • 654 In French
  • 94 In English
  • 54 Other languages
  • 42.707 Commentaries
  • 450 Related Articles
  • 419 Subjects
  • 3.184 Persons

Find Thorvaldsen's Sculptures in the Archives

Selected Documents

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