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Controversies with Thorvaldsen

1804-1806

Maria Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Maria Zoëga asks Thorvaldsen why he avoids her to the extent of not wanting to appear at his wind...

17.8.1805

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden reproaches Thorvaldsen for the insensitive way he left her in Rome. He should ha...

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...

17.2.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch har hørt rygter om Thorvaldsens ulykke og frygter, at det betyder, at også han nu vil forla...

Presumably spring 1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

Thorvaldsen admits that the addressee has every reason to be angry with him.

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...

27.7.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen writes that he has arrived safely at Montenero. Since it is St. Anne’s Day, he though...

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...

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 ...

5.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller is pleased that Thorvaldsen, contrary to expectations, has visited Lucerne on his journey ...

14.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller gives instructions concerning measurements and special circumstances in connection with th...

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen responds to Sommariva’s letter of complaint regarding his father Giovanni Battista So...

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen explains that G.B. Sommariva wanted to be portrayed at full length together with Thor...

12.1.1827

Louise Salvage de Faverolles

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copied excerpt of a letter from Salvage de Faverolles to one of Thorvaldsen’s aquaintances, who i...

18.11.1827

Pietro Tenerani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.5.1829

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska sends the letter with the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz, who she thinks will greatly ap...

31.10.1829

Pietro Tenerani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.10.1829

Pietro Tenerani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.10.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pietro Tenerani

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

25.8.1830

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska sends the letter with Princess Sofia Volkonskaia. She tells Thorvaldsen that she is a...

1.9.1841

C.F. Wilckens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s valet reports to Thorvaldsen, who is in Rome, what is happening in Denmark. H...

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.

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.

7.5.1842

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

Juni-oktober 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

2.4.1843

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

A satirical newspaper report on a dispute between Thorvaldsen and Ferdinand Richardt.

March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

16.6.1844

Johan Bravo

Jonas Collin

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