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Christian 8.’s Diaries and Travelogue

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Før 18.6.1804

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

1.10.1818

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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8.-9.10.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Is considering interrupting his Grand Tour in order to go to Denmark and meet Thorvaldsen.

27.10.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Has given up the thought of interrupting his Grand Tour in order to go to Denmark and meet Thorva...

ca. 13.11.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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25.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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27.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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28.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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29.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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5.1.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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6.1.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo delle Colonnette.

21.1.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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11.2.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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15.3.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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10.5.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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12.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Rides out (in vain) to meet Thorvaldsen, who is on his way to Rome.

16.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has arrived in Rome that day and has tea in the evening with Christian (8.) Frederik ...

17.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen and other Danes in Rome.

17.-23.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Canova’s workshop and comments on the sculptor’s works. Then he visits Thorvaldsen’s works...

21.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen and Claus Christian Bang.

24.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Celebrates Christmas Eve in the company of Thorvaldsen and other Danes in Rome. They have rice pu...

28.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who gets the idea of enlarging his professorial residence at the Academy of F...

30.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Caroline Amalie, A716.

2.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen and other Danes in Rome.

7.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen begins modelling the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197. The sculptor and the ...

9.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

11.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

13.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has finished modelling the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

17.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen in his workshop, where he meets the Russian general Alexander Ivanovich Osterm...

27.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who has modelled a bust of the Austrian Prince Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg...

28.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Plays host to a large company of noblemen and artists on the occasion of the Danish King Frederik...

30.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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1.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Vincenzo Camuccini, Thorvaldsen, C.F. Rumohr, and Luigi Godard. He has received trans...

14.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who is working on the bust of Caroline Amalie, cf. A754.

22.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits the German painter Adolf Senff and then Thorvaldsen, who is working on a marble version of...

25.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen, Vincenzo Camuccini, C.F. Rumohr, Wolf Heinrich Friedrich Karl von Baudis...

26.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen and Rudolf Schadow model and others draw the beautiful Vittoria Caldoni, whom August ...

27.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Sends a drawing of his bust, cf. either A197 or A753, to Countess Pauline Escalon.

2.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Christian (8.) Frederik visits Thorvaldsen with an offer of a commission for Hermann Ernst Freund...

11.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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19.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has modelled Christ, cf. A82 and the apostles Peter, cf. A86 and Paul, cf. A103 in clay.

22.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Soirée with Wolf Heinrich Friedrich Karl von Baudissin, Friederica Juliane von Baudissin, Otto Fr...

30.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen and Joseph Anton Koch.

2.4.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Has visited Thorvaldsen and is pleased with the sketch, Nysø34, for the statue of Caroline Amalie...

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...

31.7.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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10.8.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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20.11.1822

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

13.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has arrived in Copenhagen, but he cannot walk because of a bad foot.

18.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen pays tribute to King Christian VIII six weeks after his accession to the throne. Thor...

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Sends Just Mathias Thiele to Thorvaldsen with a written request that Thorvaldsen model the revers...

13.2.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Christian VIII and Caroline Amalie visit Thorvaldsen’s workshop at 2 p.m. in order to see h...

19.2.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Entry stating that Christian VIII has sent Thorvaldsen a commission for the monument to Christian...

30.4.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Attends the launching of the frigate Thetis. Visits the exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts an...

3.10.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

On a one-day trip to Præstø and Nysø to see Thorvaldsen.

26.11.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen’s workshop at Charlottenborg and sees the original plaster model, Christ...

7.5.1841

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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18.5.1841

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Before his departure for Rome, Thorvaldsen attends a farewell dinner with Christian VIII at Sorge...

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

A short summary of a letter to Thorvaldsen with information about the frigate Thetis and the sepu...

13.12.1842

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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23.1.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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25.1.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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5.2.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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17.6.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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23.8.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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6.11.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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29.11.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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15.1.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Is pleased that Doctor Johan Peter Jacobsen has healed Thorvaldsen’s leg sore.

21.2.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Comment on Thorvaldsen’s health, which is fairly good.

24.3.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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31.3.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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9.4.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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15.4.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Adam Oehlenschläger in audience recites a poem about Thorvaldsen.

29.4.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele is going to Rome in order to help the executors with Thorvaldsen’s estate.

30.5.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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4.8.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Johan Bravo is commended for his handling of Thorvaldsen’s estate in Rome. Jonas Collin, one of t...

18.6.1845

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Plays host to Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who, among other things, is shown the Church of Our Lady, Tho...

19.6.1845

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Plays host to Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who, among other things, is shown several of Thorvaldsen’s wo...

21.6.1845

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Plays host to Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who, among other things, is shown the corvette Galathea at th...

1.1.1846

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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