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19.5.1804

J.F. Clemens

J.L. Lund

On behalf of Johan Bülow, Clemens inquires about Thorvaldsen’s price of a marble copy of an...

15.3.1805

J.F. Clemens

J.L. Lund

Several messages concerning, among other things, Johan Bülow’s interset in a marble copy of...

26.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart is pleased with Thorvaldsen’s appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts...

24.8.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Filippo Mazzei writes to Thorvaldsen, whom he has not been able to meet in Rome, in order to invi...

11.10.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mazzei contacts Thorvaldsen to clarify a misunderstanding about the size of the sculpture which t...

11.11.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mazzei writes to make sure that the price of Thorvaldsen’s sculpture has been given in scud...

14.2.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that, on behalf of the American government, Thomas Hall requests Thorvaldsen to e...

14.6.1806

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

Thorvaldsen competes with Antonio Canova for the commission for a colossal statue of Liberty to t...

8.8.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for not having been in contact with regard to the commission for a monumen...

31.12.1806

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen commissions works from Thorvaldsen. For the façade of Christiansborg Palace, he wants...

9.3.1807

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen suggests that the statues of Solon and Lycurgus for the Copenhagen city hall and cour...

9.3.1807

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart is pleased that Thorvaldsen has received commissions from Denmark. He is going to ask Ch...

15.5.1807

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The building commission will forward an advance payment at 1000 scuid to Thorvaldsen. Hansen sugg...

16.5.1807

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive an adv...

Efter 15.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen has received his advance for the works for Christiansborg Palace and Copenhagen town ...

Efter 15.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Draft: Thorvaldsen refuses to execute the statues of Solon and Lycurgus for the town hall and cou...

13.3.1811

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans West

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

11.5.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch fortæller, at Thorvaldsen vil bidrage med et relief til Rauchs planlagte gravmæle over dron...

5.4.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen udfører to statuer af karyatider, A55 og A56, der skal flankere en tavle med omtale a...

4.9.1813

Elisa Baciocchi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elisa Baciocchi ønsker en ændring af motivet på et af de relieffer, hun vil bestille hos Thorvald...

22.9.1813

Elisa Baciocchi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Poccianti fremsender på Elisa Baciocchis vegne en tegning med målangivelse til brug for Thorvalds...

2.11.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen er i Firenze ifm. Elisa Baciocchis bestillinger. Jacqueline Schubarts fødselsdag er b...

3.12.1813

Pietro Benvenuti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Benvenuti writes that Thorvaldsen’s portrait bust of him has been cast in plaster, and that the s...

20.11.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he has returned to Norway. He looks forward to seeing Thorvaldsen in Copenha...

17.6.1817

Georgina M. Waddington

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Waddington informs Thorvaldsen that her daughter is to marry Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, wh...

12.7.1817

Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

Christiana Bunsen

Bunsen’s mother-in-law Georgiana M. Waddington has contacted Thorvaldsen in order to ask him to m...

1.8.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar asks Thorvaldsen to send him a sketch of the relief of the Three Marys and the angel at Chr...

19.8.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar sends a death mask of his son, Thomson Henry Bonar, and asks Thorvaldsen to execute a portr...

8.9.1817

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ropp thanks Thorvaldsen after having received Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490, Venus with the Appl...

24.9.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar has received Thorvaldsen’s letter, and now he wants to know when his son’s bust and the rel...

13.10.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar gives Thorvaldsen more details regarding the funerary monument to his son Thomson Henry Bon...

18.4.1818

Peder Friis

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Peder Friis, a friend of Thorvaldsen’s youth, sends a greeting to Thorvaldsen. His son, Frederik ...

23.5.1818

Jørgen Koch

G.F. Hetsch

Koch will soon move into Casa Buti. Thorvaldsen is modelling Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5....

12.10.1818

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon recommends the British architect Benjamin Dean Wyatt to Thorvaldsen. Knudtzon announces ...

21.12.1818

Atanazy Raczyński

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Raczyński has spoken to Joh. Carl Löwe about the transportation from Rome to Poznań of the statu...

13.2.1819

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Atanazy Raczyński

Thorvaldsen regrets that he cannot send Ganymede Offering the Cup, cf. A41, to Raczyński as the s...

28.5.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius bought cameos after Night, cf. A369, and Day, cf. A370, finished his diary, and went fo...

12.6.1819

Elisabeth Chitrowo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elizabeth Chitrowo writes to Thorvaldsen in order to persuade him to execute a bas-relief for a f...

13.7.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted recommends places and friends that he thinks Thorvaldsen should visit on his journey to...

2.10.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted bebrejder Thorvaldsen, at han ikke er rejst til Danmark via den rute, han er blevet anb...

13.12.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Marie Aagaard

Brøndsted is pleased that Thorvaldsen has arrived in Denmark and has met his family. He asks for ...

25.12.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted writes that he has been busy showing the newly arrived Royal Couple from Denmark around...

Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

Molbech’s account of his visit to Rome, in which he compares Thorvaldsen and Canova and describes...

16.8.1820

H.F.J. Estrup

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Estrup invites Thorvaldsen to visit him and the family Scavenius at Klintholm Manor.

5.10.1820

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

Allgemeine Zeitung reports on Thorvaldsen’s visit to Berlin and Dresden, on his coming visi...

7.11.1820

Redaktørerne ved Il Messaggere Tirolese

Omnes

Thorvaldsen arrives in Vienna after a stay at Troppau, where he met the Russian and the Austrian ...

25.11.1820

Franz Ludwig Sartorius

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sartorius writes that he has arranged for Thorvaldsen to inspect the site for the projected monum...

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.

4.4.1821

Stanisław Grabowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Grabowski is pleased to have been informed that Thorvaldsen is willing to advise and guide the ar...

7.1.1822

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

The Earl of Minto describes a visit to Thorvaldsen’s and Canova’s workshops and compa...

14.11.1822

Peter Norden Sølling

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Supplement to a letter. Peter Norden Sølling describes a relief which he wants Thorvaldsen to mak...

23.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka

Thorvaldsen thanks Tekla Potocka for her two letters and informs her that the statue of her husba...

19.7.1824

Julie von Dörnberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Julie von Dörnberg sends her late son Unico von Dörnberg’s death mask to Thorvaldsen and asks him...

2.8.1824

Frederico Gürtler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gürtler informs Thorvaldsen that he has packed and sent the young Baron Unico von Dörnberg’s deat...

Muligvis 1826

William Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell would like to visit Thorvaldsen’s workshop with some English friends, Mr. and Mrs. ...

1826-1827 (1876)

N.C.L. Abrahams

Omnes

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

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An inquiry about Thorvaldsen’s sculptural decorations for the Church of Our Lady and Christ...

17.2.1827

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound thanks Thorvaldsen for having taken on the Scottish sculptor Alexander R...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen is very disappointed about the postponement of the shipment to Denmark of Thorvaldsen...

17.9.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen has read a letter from Hermann Ernst Freund concerning the forthcoming transportation...

8.7.1828

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commission thanks Thorvaldsen for Christ, cf. A82, and the twelve apostles for the Church of ...

30.12.1828

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Cancellation of the commission for two marble candelabra which Thorvaldsen was to have executed f...

5.2.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ove Malling

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

5.2.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

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

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...

17.6.1832

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Clarification of circumstances relating to the commissions for Christiansborg Palace and the Chur...

21.8.1832

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6. has approved C.F. Hansen’s drawings for the great hall and two adjoining apartments o...

24.11.1832

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen expresses his gratitude for two letters from the Building Commission for Christiansbo...

19.11.1838

C.G. Clausen, Redaktørerne ved Jyllandsposten, NN

Omnes

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

31.1.1842

Ludvig Müller

Christian 8.

Müller sends a report to Christian 8. on Danish artists in Rome. He gives a detailed description ...

After 1.2.1842, before 15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Sixth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842. The draft is considerably longer than the final letter.

2.2.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

The Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace has been asked to commission four marble statue...