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Accounts of Journeys

See also: Christian 8.’s Journey Abroad 1818-1822 · Travel Documents · Journey to Munich and back, January-March 1830 · Journey to Denmark, August-September 1838 · Journey to Denmark, July-October 1819 · Journey to Denmark, October 1842 · Journey to Italy, 1796-1797 · Journey to Rome, August-December 1820 · Journey to Rome, May-September 1841 · Travelling Expenses

Januar 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copy of Peder Pavels’ diary and drafts of Thorvaldsen’s diary from Malta 1796-97.

17.1.-14.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s diary from his sojourn in Malta, Palermo and Naples.

13.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen’s first report to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts since his departure from Cope...

24.10.1797

Georg Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zoëga sends Thorvaldsen a parcel with some of the clothes the sculptor left behind after his visi...

10.4.1800

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel sends greetings to his friends in Rome. He recommends the island of Menorca, which is said...

24.2.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman apologizes for the letter being sent so late. He describes the tribulations of his nine-day...

10.3.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman has received the things he forgot in Rome and wonders why he hasn’t received any letter fro...

27.3.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman has returned to Venice from Padua and is soon to continue to Trieste. He has received most ...

10.5.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

After a difficult journey, Ekman has arrived in Vienna, where he has received a letter from Thorv...

Juni-primo juli 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen asks Lund to deliver a letter from him to Maria Zoëga. He has remained in Florence an...

Efter 9. og før 16.7.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen is happy that J.L. Lund has had his grant prolonged so that he can stay in Rome for a...

Efter 21.9.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Fragment of a draft letter: Thorvaldsen informs Schubart that he is coming to Rome after two days...

Efter 14.6.1807

Carl Gotthard Grass

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Grass describes his arrival at the town of Treia and his negative impression of the local inhabit...

Kort efter 31.10.1807

Johan Georg Wahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wahl relates his journey from Rome to Pisa via Florence. He writes that the Schubarts are very di...

26.5.1810

Johan Georg Wahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Antagelig 30.8.1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen has arrived safely at Montenero, but the journey took a long time due to bad weather....

4.9.1810

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund’s travel experiences on his return to Denmark after eight years in Rome. He asks Thorv...

26.10.1810

Hans West

C.F. Høyer, Bertel Thorvaldsen

West tells Thorvaldsen and Høyer about his journey from Rome to Florence. The letter deals primar...

22.5.1811

C.R.W. Wiedemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.R.W. Wiedemann asks Thorvaldsen to execute a monument to his niece Auguste Böhmer, A700-A703. T...

6.7.1813

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted has been on a short trip to Leghorn to get some money. He has visited Montenero and ask...

27.7.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen writes that he has arrived safely at Montenero. Since it is St. Anne’s Day, he though...

3.4.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he, Alexander Baillie, and his brother Hans Carl Knudtzon had a pleasant jou...

Efter 21.5.1816

C.W. Eckersberg

O.O. Bagge

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

1817

Andrea Manazzale

Omnes

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

4.11.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

15.3.1818

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

1.10.1818

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

7.-10.5.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius’ diary describing a four-day hiking and horse riding trip to the Alban Hills with...

14.11.1819

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik complains that Thorvaldsen is in Copenhagen now that he himself will soon be i...

17.7.1820

Simon Christian Pontoppidan

Simon Christian Pontoppidan

The commentary for this note is not available at the moment.

7.4.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Leaves Rome after a long visit. Thorvaldsen and other artists take leave of the royal couple at L...

15.6.1822

P.O. Brøndsted

Jens Møller

Brøndsted describes a trip he has made in the company of Thorvaldsen and his assistant, Tenerani....

26.2.1825

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At the Simplon pass, where they have broken their journey, Szymanowska sits up late while the oth...

18.4.1825

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska writes three weeks after her arrival in London. She has written to Cornelia Rossi Mar...

20.8.1825

NN, Redaktørerne ved Nyt Aftenblad

Omnes

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

4.7.1827

Ditlev Martens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Martens has returned from Sicily and Calabria and sends a detailed account of his journey. In spi...

11.1.1828

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The crates with Thorvaldsens art works has arrived in Leghorn. They have been reloaded on a Danis...

20.3.1828

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau asks Thorvaldsen for help in connection with Prince Frederik’s (7.) impending visit to Ro...

14.5.1828

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

Presumably 26.6.1828

H.W. Bissen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bissen recounts his journey on foot to Florence and mentions that he has seen Thorvaldsen’s Chris...

1829

Christian Gottfried Daniel Stein

Omnes

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

9.6.1831

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

25.9.1831

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

4.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen describes his visit to the marble quarries at Carrara.

5.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen visits the cemetery Campo Santo in Pisa, where he sees Thorvaldsen’s relief Monument to ...

18.3.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

29.3.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

31.3.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

22.8.1834

Bernhard von Béskow

Omnes

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

18.8.1835

Fritz Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

From the island of Ischia, Fritz Paulsen writes about their daily life with the sons Albert og Ca...

26.3.1836

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

15.9.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christine Stampe

Thorvaldsen accompanies Jens Arenholt Gottfred Hartmann and Wilhelm Matthiä to the Custom House, ...

4.1.1841

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

31.7.1841

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

23.9.1841

Benjamin Gibson

Edwin Keet

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.

19.2.1843

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

22.4.1843

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

C. 1844-45

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

1848

NN

Omnes

The commentary to this document is not available at the moment.

Probably around 1850

Just Mathias Thiele

Just Mathias Thiele

Thieles notat om Thorvaldsens rejse til Rom august-december 1820.

1850

J.C. Riise

Omnes

The commentary for this document is not available at the moment.

Tidligst 1878, senest 1905 (1835-1836)

Charles Bowyer Adderley

Omnes

Adderley describes his stay in Rome in 1835-36, when he stayed with Thorvaldsen for a time. He wa...