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Criticism of Thorvaldsen's Works, Negative

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11.8.1793

J.H. Bärens

Omnes

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31.1.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Having no portrait of her husband, Caroline von Humboldt and the couple’s children often visit Th...

24.2.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Like his wife, Caroline von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt is not entirely pleased with Thorvalds...

15.8.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes about the monument to Queen Luise. He thinks it is a good thing that the King has no...

Januar 1814

Friedrich Karl Ludwig Sickler

Omnes

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1.12.1815

Paolina Bergonzi

Paolo Tosio

Paolina scrive al marito annunciandogli che l’Imperatore d’Austria Francesco I non pa...

23.12.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen has completed Goddess of Hope, A47, which Caroline von Humboldt greatly admires. The ...

17.2.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

During transportation to Berlin, the bust of Wilhelm von Humboldt has been damaged. Caroline von ...

20.6.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt is annoyed that Thorvaldsen only started modelling a new bust of her just before her dep...

11.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has returned from Rome with a bust that, in her eyes, is still unfinished. ...

17.1.1819

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

Thorvaldsen has guided Caspers through the Vatican museum by torchlight. She admires his inspirin...

15.5.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt has not demanded an answer from Thorvaldsen concerning Rauch’s possible rol...

19.11.1819

John Gibson

John Crouchley

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1820

James Elmes

Omnes

A description of the sculpture gallery at Woburn Abbey, including three works by Thorvaldsen, Pri...

1.2.1820

NN

Omnes

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Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

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

29.12.1821

NN

Omnes

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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...

20.5.1824

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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2.9.1824

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Thing have become quiet at Schloss Tegel: The hall has been furnished, and Wilhelm is making the ...

29.11.1825

NN

Omnes

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2.9.1827

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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22.1.1828

NN

Omnes

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22.10.1829

NN

Omnes

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16.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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17.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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30.6.1830

NN

Omnes

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1831

Rembrandt Peale

Omnes

Peale describes his impression of Thorvaldsen, his works, and his studio practice. He is critical...

23.11.1831

Charles Monck

Omnes

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13.3.1834

NN

Omnes

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September - October 1834

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers

Omnes

D’Angers visits Tegel and is delighted with the beautiful park and Schinkel’s elegant build...

November - December 1841

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers

Omnes

D’Angers has visited the Glyptothek in Munich, which he finds beautiful, simple, and well arrange...

10.9.1836

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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26.10.1836

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

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20.9.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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22.9.1837

Wilhelm Fredric A. Dalman

Omnes

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18.12.1839

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavns Morgenblad

Omnes

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January-June 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 10th 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.

21.4.1843

Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

An anonymous author vehemently criticizes the planned monument to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skan...

January-March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

11.4.1844

E.A. Hagen

Omnes

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19.4.1844

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers

Omnes

An assessment of Thorvaldsen’s art on the occasion of his recent death. D’Angers writes that, as ...

26.5.1845

Redaktørerne ved Fædrelandet

Omnes

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30.11.1845

NN

Omnes

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1847

NN

Omnes

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1853

Federico Odorici

Omnes

In his guide to the town of Brescia, Odorici also describes the private collections in the town. ...

24.5.1859

Redaktørerne ved Fædrelandet, NN

Omnes

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1890

Francesco Hayez

Omnes

Two passages from the famous Italian painter Francesco Hayez’s autobiography, in which Thor...