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Characterizations of Thorvaldsen

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8.5.1794

Hans Hansen

Omnes

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

23.2.1795

Hans Hansen

Omnes

Hansen visits Thorvaldsen in his home at 13 Åbenrå, Copenhagen.

24.12.1802

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

3.4.1803

Friederike Brun

Omnes

Kommentarerne til dette dokument er under udarbejdelse. Friederike og Ida Brun møder Thorvalds...

23.5.1804

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ode to Thorvaldsen’s vitality and creativity. Thorvaldsen is described as one who receives the ne...

24.9.1804

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Thorvaldsen is at Montenero, and Schubart writes enthusiastically about The Dance of the Muses on...

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...

23.5.1806

Herman Schubart

Nicolai Abildgaard

Schubart tells Abildgaard about C.F.F. Stanley’s death. He encloses Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye&...

16.12.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch fortæller, at Thorvaldsen pga. feber er taget til Ariccia for at restituere sig. Han er i m...

31.3.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen ser godt ud trods sine svære lidelser; han er i gang med at udføre frisen Alexander d...

16.9.1816

Christian Erdmann Gottlieb Prestel

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Prestel anbefaler Thorvaldsen både som menneske og kunstner og giver eksempler på billedhuggerens...

Presumably between October 1817 and September 1819

John Gibson

Omnes

Gibson retells an anecdote about Thorvaldsen, the painter Peter von Cornelius, and a number of sc...

Efter 7.12.1817

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse has asked the banking firm of Schultheiss to send a crate to Leghorn. They have been tol...

15.1.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt wants Caroline to have Goddess of Hope in marble. He compares Thorvaldsen wi...

14.3.1818

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Erik Gustaf Geijer

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

22.8.1818

Jørgen Koch

Maria Koch

Koch has moved into Casa Buti after having spent two weeks in the Alban Hills.

26.3.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Thorvaldsen has been ill and therefore has not begun w...

1.5.1819

Rud Bay

Gottlieb Schønheyder

Rud Bay describes his first encounter with Thorvaldsen. He mentions a wild and drunken party on t...

15.5.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt har ikke afkrævet Thorvaldsen svar m.h.t. Rauchs eventuelle rolle i udformn...

23.5.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that Thorvaldsen wants to visit Lucerne in order to see the execution of the monum...

17.6.1819

Clemens Metternich

Eleonore von Kaunitz

Thorvaldsen has modelled Metternich’s bust, cf. A234. The artist will pass through Vienna before ...

19.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller complains that it is difficult to get Thorvaldsen to complete his work on the model for Dy...

19.6.1819

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch takker Caroline von Humboldt for at have handlet klogt ift. Thorvaldsen i en sag om Rauchs ...

3.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller writes that the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, has been completed and ...

24.7.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Rauch kan få sidste nyt om Thorvaldsen gennem Karl Wilhelm Wach. Frances Mackenzie har brudt med ...

31.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that the small model for the monument to the Swiss guards in Lucerne, cf. Dying Li...

3.5.1821

J.C. Dahl

Emilie Dahl

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

16.6.1821

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Erik Gustaf Geijer

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

20.6.1821

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse introduces a Mr. Harris, who is going to study in Rome. Hobhouse expresses an ardent wis...

18.11.1823

Redaktørerne ved Fyens Stiftstidende

Omnes

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

1824

Peder Horrebow Haste, J.C. Riise

Omnes

Haste sends additions and corrections to Nicolay Fürst’s biography of Thorvaldsen. Haste writes a...

1824

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

18.3.1824

Gaetano Buzzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Buzzi recommends the young sculptor Ranieri Bartolini, who is coming to Rome to study sculpture. ...

29.1.1825

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Aftenblad

Omnes

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

24.9.1825

Jens Baggesen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

After a long silence, Jens Baggesen hopes that Thorvaldsen still remembers him. Baggesen has been...

August 1826 - Spring 1827

Carsten Hauch

Omnes

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

1826-1827 (1876)

N.C.L. Abrahams

Omnes

Abrahams’ recollections of his stay in Rome 1826-27.

After 28.1.1826

Ludvig Bødtcher

Ludvig Bødtcher

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

20.7.1826

Bianca Milesi Mojon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Milesi Mojon recommends the recently arrived Scottish sculptor Alexander Ritchie to Thorvaldsen. ...

10.11.1828

Boris Orlovsky

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An emotional Orlovsky laments parting from Thorvaldsen, whom he sees as his father, his teacher, ...

14.4.1829

Ditlev Martens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Account of a theft in Thorvaldsen’s home at the end of February 1829. Martens describes his own m...

9.10.1829

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s July letter has been delayed, and Hobhouse has not been able to present his proposa...

4.3.1830

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri has received a letter from Hobhouse regarding the monument to Lord Byron, and he has the...

17.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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

2.5.1830

NN

Omnes

20.12.1830

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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

Antagelig tidligst 14.8., senest omkring 1.12.1831

Giuseppe Mugnoz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mugnoz asks Thorvaldsen for financial assistance as he is ill and cannot support himself. In retu...

19.11.1831

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Litteratur-Tidende

Omnes

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

Oktober 1832

NN

Omnes

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

13.1.1832

Ignazio Francia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francia thanks Thorvaldsen for having admitted his son Alessandro Francia to the Accademia del Nu...

10.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has heard that Thorvaldsen is stingy.

6.12.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen reads aloud from Agnete and the Merman to Thorvaldsen and other artists. Thorvaldsen, wh...

Januar 1834

Andrew Jameson

Andrew Jameson

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

12.3.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen describes the contrast between Schlick’s and Thorvaldsen’s appearance and habits.

18.3.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Arkitekten Benjamin Schlick har talt dårligt om Thorvaldsen, hans nærighed og hans måde at behand...

29.3.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Thorvaldsen har gået tur med Andersen, mens han holdt ham i hånden.

November - December 1841

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers

Omnes

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

11.1.1835

H.C. Andersen

Omnes

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

2.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard describes her and her parents’ first visit to Thorvaldsen. He surpasses all their ...

6.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard writes about an excursion in the company of Danish artists to Tivoli east of Rome....

14.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard describes a merry pre-Christmas party for artists in Rome, where she tries to make...

25.12.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard describes a merry Christmas party in the company of Thorvaldsen and other Danes in...

Presumably after 1836, before 1841

F. Alleyne McGeachy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Alleyne McGeachy recommends his wife’s younger brother to Thorvaldsen, hoping that the sculptor w...

29.3.1836

Wolfgang Menzel

Omnes

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

1.3.1837

Wilhelm Marstrand

M. Raffenberg

Marstrand skriver, at Thorvaldsen nok snart vender tilbage til Danmark. Han roser hans arbejde og...

6.5.1837

John Gibson

John Crouchley

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

22.9.1837

Wilhelm Fredric A. Dalman

Omnes

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

21.9.1838

Redaktørerne ved Den Frisindede, NN

Omnes

The poem links Thorvaldsens return to Denmark and the plans for a Thorvaldsens Museum with the fi...

September 1838–June 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 1st part of 60 in all.

19.11.1838

N.C.L. Abrahams

Omnes

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

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

Efter marts 1839

B.S. Ingemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dedication to Thorvaldsen in Salomons Ring. Dramatisk Eventyr med lyrisk Forspil (1839).

June 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 2nd part of 60 in all.

Summer 1839, Christmas 1841 & 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 17th part of 60 in all.

July-September 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 7th part of 60 in all.

July 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 59th part of 60 in all.

13.7.1839

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

1840-41, 1842, 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 6th part of 60 in all.

January-June 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 11th part of 60 in all.

March 1840 & 1820

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 58th part of 60 in all.

June-September 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 12th part of 60 in all.

Not earlier than July 1840

Johanne Luise Heiberg

Omnes

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

August-October 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 13th part of 60 in all.

Winter 1840-41

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 15th part of 60 in all.

April-maj 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 19th part of 60 in all.

May-June 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 21th part of 60 in all.

June 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 22th part of 60 in all.

June 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 23th part of 60 in all.

June 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 24th part of 60 in all.

4.6.1841

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Folkeblad

Omnes

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

22.6.1841

Heinrich Brockhaus

Omnes

The commentary to this diary entry is not available at the moment.

July-August 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 28th part of 60 in all.

August 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 29th part of 60 in all.

August 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 30th part of 60 in all.

September 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 31th part of 60 in all.

September 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 32th part of 60 in all.

23.9.1841

Benjamin Gibson

Edwin Keet

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

October 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 33th part of 60 in all.

12.10.1841

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

November 1841–January 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 34th part of 60 in all.

December 1841

Egron Lundgren

Omnes

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

December 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 35th part of 60 in all.

4.12.1841

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

January-March 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 36th part of 60 in all.

25.1.1842

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

C. March 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 37th part of 60 in all.

March 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 38th part of 60 in all.

March-October 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 39th part of 60 in all.

March-April 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 40th part of 60 in all.

April 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 42th part of 60 in all.

C. May-June 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 41th part of 60 in all.

Maj-juni 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 43th part of 60 in all.

7.5.1842

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

21.5.1842

J.V. Gertner

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gertner tells Thorvaldsen about his participation in the competition for the gold medal of the Ac...

June 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 44th part of 60 in all.

Juni-oktober 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 45th part of 60 in all.

October 1842

Frederikke Wallick

Just Mathias Thiele

Frederikke Wallick’s report on her and Thorvaldsen’s journey through Europe in October 1842.

October 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 46th part of 60 in all.

October 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 47th part of 60 in all.

29.10.1842

Johanna Steinheim

Raphael Hanno

Johanna Steinheim writes enthusiastically about her meeting with Thorvaldsen.

Late October 1842

Salomon Ludwig Steinheim

Omnes

Salomon Ludwig Steinheim describes a chance meeting with Thorvaldsen and praises him in grandiloq...

November-December 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 48th part of 60 in all.

7.11.1842

Lars Peter Robert

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An old, sick and blind sailor asks Thorvaldsen for charity.

13.12.1842

Anna Helene Hall

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anne Helene Hall, who knows Thorvaldsen from her youth, asks the sculptor to donate a baptismal f...

January-March 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 49th part of 60 in all.

March-April 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 50th part of 60 in all.

Maj-november 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 51th part of 60 in all.

November 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 52th part of 60 in all.

November-December 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 53th part of 60 in all.

December 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 54th part of 60 in all.

27.12.1843

Redaktørerne ved Aftonbladet, Carl Anton Wetterbergh

Omnes

The commentary to this newspaper article is not available at the moment.

1844

NN

Omnes

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

1844

NN

Omnes

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

January-March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 55th part of 60 in all.

March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 56th part of 60 in all.

March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 57th part of 60 in all.

2.4.1844

NN

NN

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

6.4.1844

B.S. Ingemann

Omnes

Commemorative poem about Thorvaldsen. He is praised as a victorious poet, to whom work was play, ...

8.5.1844

NN

Omnes

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

15.5.1844

NN

Omnes

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

29.5.1844

NN

Omnes

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

19.6.1844

NN

Omnes

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

April 1845 (September 1841)

Timothy Shay Arthur

Omnes

Description of Thorvaldsen’s visit to the sculptor Hiram Powers’ workshop in Florence...

22.11.1850

Redaktørerne ved Fædrelandet, August Kestner

Omnes

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