The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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An Open Archive of Written Sources

Explore 8966 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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By the Numbers

  • 8.966 Documents total
  • 7.832 In Thorvaldsens Museum
  • 1.134 In other archives
  • 1771-72 Oldest
  • 1888 Youngest
  • 737 From Thorvaldsen
  • 5.781 To Thorvaldsen
  • 2.448 To and from others
  • 3.271 In Italian
  • 3.540 In Danish
  • 1.409 In German
  • 634 In French
  • 86 In English
  • 26 Other languages
  • 23.584 Commentaries
  • 231 Related Articles
  • 332 Subjects
  • 2.860 Persons

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