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1.5.1819

Rud Bay

Gottlieb Schønheyder

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

14.11.1819

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

6.1.1820

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 6.1.1820, før 15.2.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

1.7.1820

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted is curious to know if Aagaard has seen Thorvaldsen’s busts of the Royal Family (Frederi...

19.8.1820

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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.

6.1.1821

Jørgen Koch

Christiane Amalie Koch

Thorvaldsen is modelling the bust of Caroline Amalie and will then continue with the bust of Chri...

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...

24.1.1821

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted mentions four busts recently completed by Thorvaldsen.

27.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

14.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

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...

17.4.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.4.1821

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

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

24.5.1821

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Luigi Sommariva

Sommariva writes that Christian (8.) Frederik and Caroline Amalie are going to present him with m...

5.1.1822

Jørgen Koch

Johan Gunder Adler

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

13.2.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Carl Friedrich August

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

15.10.1822

Peder Malling

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.1.1823

NN

Omnes

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

11.2.1823

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted complains about having been assigned the “less than amusing” task for Christian (8.) Fr...

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...

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie Sophie Frederikke, A192, Vilhel...

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Draft letter dated 29.4.1823. Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie S...

6.5.1823

E.H. Fleischer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.6.1823

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

26.7.1823

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

September - december 1823

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig januar-februar 1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

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

23.3.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.3.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

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

2.6.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.11.1824

Ernst Schimmelmann, Udenrigsdepartementet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik VI has ordered the brig St. Croix to go to the Mediterranean on its way back from the Da...

1.12.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

Freund is put in charge of the packing of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which are to be ...

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik sends a list of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks that he wants to be...

26.2.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

List of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which Christian (8.) Frederik wants to be sent to D...

29.4.1825

Hermann Ernst Freund, Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6.

Extra bill for water-resistant burlap to cover the marbles so that they could be placed on the de...

4.6.1825

Martinus Christian de Klauman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pirates in the waters of the Danish West Indies have been defeated, but they have caused the dela...

2.7.1825

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which were put on board the brig St. Croix in order...

25.10.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

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

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik wants to know which of Thorvaldsen’s works wil be sent home in the ...

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen sends a list of the works that can be ready for transportation to Denmark in the spri...

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

First draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen writes which works will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

First and second draft letters dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fifth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Second draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Third and final draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

Senest 12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Draft of the letter dated 12.2.1827.

12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827 and c...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter expresses dissatisfaction with the number of works for the Church of Our Lady and Chri...

12.8.1828

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Adler is surprised that Thorvaldsen has not yet claimed the money which Christian (8.) Frederik h...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For unknown reasons, the letter has been severely damaged. See instead the draft of the letter fo...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik has heard that the Alexander Frieze, cf. A503, and Christ, cf. A82, and John t...

26.2.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The corvette Galathea will arrive at Leghorn around 1.7.1833, and Thorvaldsen is asked to have th...

30.3.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has been unanimously elected director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and ...

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

An accident with the marble for the portrait statue of Caroline Amalie makes it impossible for Th...

16.5.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his letters in which he mentions the pleasure, expressed by many pe...

Før 8.8.1833

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List of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea in ...

Før 8.8.1833

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List of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea in ...

Før 8.8.1833

NN

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First part of a list of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corve...

Før 8.8.1833

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Second part of a list of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corv...

Primo 1837

N.L. Høyen

Omnes

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

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.

Winter 1839-40

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

C. 1.1.1843

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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