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8.5.1794

Hans Hansen

Omnes

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

1.5.1797

C.D. Fritzsch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fritzsch sends his warm regards and hopes to join Thorvaldsen in Rome soon. Two of Fritzsch’s flo...

1.5.1797

Mathias Henrichsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mathias Henrichsen sends his regards and reports on friends in Copenhagen. He hopes to become a t...

8.5.1797

Margrethe Ackermann, Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is grateful for his son’s last letter and happy that he has arrived safely a...

13.7.1797

C.D. Fritzsch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fritzsch is happy that Thorvaldsen has arrived in Rome. He himself plans to leave soon on a grant...

14.8.1797

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

West is happy that Thorvaldsen has arrived safely in Rome. He relates news of family and friends ...

23.3.1798

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received news from his son. He advises him to send a work o...

20.5.1799

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thanking his son for his letter, Thorvaldsen’s father writes about the hard winter, his work, and...

4.4.1800

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s parents are delighted with the latest letter from their son, especially because a f...

21.7.1800

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard relates that some people in Copenhagen have accused Thorvaldsen of being lazy in Rome,...

4.10.1801

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received a letter from Thorvaldsen as rumours in Copenhagen...

4.10.1801

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that the last instalment of his travelling grant has been sent to ...

3.5.1803

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen reproaches his son strongly for not returning to Copenhagen.

24.5.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley informs Thorvaldsen about his illness. He has to visit the spas on the island of Ischia. ...

1.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received incorrect treatment by his Italian doctor, but his new German doctor is bett...

10.4.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is not sure if Thorvaldsen received his last letter and writes more or less the same thin...

Før 18.6.1804

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Prime Minister Christian Ditlev Reventlow is considering having sculptures for the new Christians...

28.1.1805

Gustav Stanley

C.F.F. Stanley

Gustav Stanley sends news from Copenhagen to his brother.

31.1.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard discusses the payment for the transportation of the crates Thorvaldsen has sent to Cop...

14.4.1805

Gustav Stanley

C.F.F. Stanley

Gustav Stanley sends news from Copenhagen about Christiansborg Palace and the Academy of Fine Art...

18.6.1805

C.F. Stanley

C.F.F. Stanley

Stanley Senior writes that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts i...

19.10.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is sympathetic to the idea that Thorvaldsen should remain in Rome for the time being b...

Antagelig oktober 1810

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund writes that he has arrived safely in Copenhagen. He explains that a written authorization is...

17.12.1810

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.1.1812

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An attempt to persuade Thorvaldsen to visit Denmark. Information about life at home and greetings...

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted advises Thorvaldsen to return to Denmark, at least for a year. He encloses letters for ...

18.2.1817

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted wonders why he has had no answer to the commission for a monument transmitted in his la...

30.11.1817

Peder Friis

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Friis, a friend of Thorvaldsen’s youth, complains teasingly that he has not heard from Thorvaldse...

1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kruse encloses the prospectus in which the Danish population is invited to contribute to the acqu...

22.8.1818

Jørgen Koch

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is pleased that his native country now acknowledges his achievements with a large com...

13.10.1819

Knud Lyne Rahbek

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Song for Thorvaldsen in Borup’s Society, Copenhagen.

13.10.1819

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Song for Thorvaldsen in Borup’s Society, Copenhagen.

13.10.1819

M.F. Liebenberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Song for Thorvaldsen in Borup’s Society, Copenhagen.

15.10.1819

M.F. Liebenberg, Adam Oehlenschläger, Knud Lyne Rahbek

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.11.1819

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Christian Frederik has considered to interrupt his grand tour of Europe temporarily in order to g...

Ca. 1820

J.C. Dahl

Stephan Heger

Two strange text fragments from Dahl to Heger.

17.1.1820

P.O. Brøndsted

Marie Aagaard

Brøndsted is happy that Thorvaldsen’s company has pleased the Aagaard family. He thanks them for ...

20.4.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6.

Thorvaldsen suggests a drastic restructuring and relocation of the Royal Collection of Paintings,...

11.5.1820

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Horneman is pleased to have met Thorvaldsen at last and is grateful that the sculptor is willing ...

27.3.1821

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

The Prince has passed on C.F. Hansen’s proposal for work that Hermann Ernst Freund can execute fo...

23.6.1821

C.F. Høyer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Høyer sends Thorvaldsen a selection of his own writings related to the ongoing dispute about Nors...

3.7.1821

B.S. Ingemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

B.S. Ingemann writes that Thorvaldsenis missed in Denmark. He tells him that the painter Andreas ...

22.7.1822

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dahl asks Thorvaldsen to find work for Carl Wagner and Ernst Oehme, who are coming to Rome. He al...

20.11.1822

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits C.W. Eckersberg, enjoys his paintings, and sees his casts of Thorvaldsen’s portrait ...

11.3.1823

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

10.7.1824

C.W. Eckersberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A warm greeting from Copenhagen, which Thorvaldsen acknowledges by sending Eckersberg’s bust, A78...

27.11.1824

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the Danish architect Ole Jørgen Schmidt, who is going to Italy. Horneman’...

7.3.1828

Ole Jørgen Schmidt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

12.4.1828

Carsten Hauch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hauch is grateful to Thorvaldsen for his friendship in Rome. He has written a drama which he is g...

3.4.1829

NN

Omnes

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

12.4.1829

N.C.L. Abrahams

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abrahams makes sarcastic remarks about the lack of real news from Copenhagen; the marriage betwee...

4.5.1829

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hornemann reports the latest gossip from the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and about their m...

8.3.1830

N.C.L. Abrahams

De danske Romere

Sang af Abrahams ved den første fest for De danske Romere i København på Thorvaldsens romerske fø...

8.3.1830

N.C.L. Abrahams

De danske Romere

Sang af Abrahams ved den første fest for De danske Romere i København på Thorvaldsens romerske fø...

8.3.1830

F.C. Hillerup

Omnes

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

1831

Terkel Mørch

Omnes

Mørch writes about his youth in Borup’s Society and about Thorvaldsen’s visits to his...

9.4.1831

Frederik Thaarup

Omnes

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

8.1.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited Thorvaldsen and was comforted and encouraged by him after having told him ab...

8.3.1834

Christian Winther

Omnes

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

31.3.1834 - 1.4.1834

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

23.10.1835

Redaktørerne ved Dagen, Peder Malling

Omnes

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

8.4.1836

Ludvig Bødtcher

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bødtcher worries that Thorvaldsen has not received his latest letter, sent through the painter Al...

22.12.1836

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

Notits om Carl Gotthelf Küchlers Thorvaldsen-portræt, udstillet i Kunstforeningen i København.

21.4.1838

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

7.10.1838

H.C. Andersen, H.N. Clausen, N.F.S. Grundtvig, J.L. Heiberg, Henrik Hertz, H.P. Holst, Adam Oehlenschläger, Thomas Overskou

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.3.1839

Christian Peter Bianco Luno

Johan Christian Fick

Bill for printing expenses in connection with the celebration of Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday 8.3...

8.3.1839

H. Käcker

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bill for the tuning of a piano for the Society of the Danish Romans.

9.3.1839

C. Hansen

Johan Christian Fick

Bill for food and drinks for a party for the Danish Romans.

10.3.1839

Berlingske Bogtrykkeri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bill for printing songs written for the celebration of Thorvaldsen’s Roman birthday in the ...

12.3.1839

Johan Christian Fick

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bill for the full costs of the party of the Danish Romans 8.3.1839.

Not earlier than July 1840

Johanne Luise Heiberg

Omnes

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

28.10.1840

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele writes about H.W. Bissen’s appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenha...

C. 1844-45

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

25.3.1844

Bolette Puggaard

Gottlieb Bindesbøll

Bolette Puggaard inviterer Bindesbøll til middag og takker ham for hans besøg på aftenen for Thor...

Kort før 23.5.1844

Heinrich Buntzen

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Buntzen asks for the remaining payment for the painting Danish Landscape, B204, which Thorvaldsen...