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Drawings, Sketches for Realised Works

Antagelig tidligst november 1803 eller omkring februar 1804

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Herman Schubart’s address in Naples.

Presumably November 1803 or February 1804

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A name jotted down.

30.11.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Three short drafts of a letter. Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of a letter from Schubart and wr...

7.12.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer to Schubart’s letter. He thanks him for the comm...

28.12.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart and his wife have moved from Montenero to Pisa, where they have to spend the winter beca...

4.3.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that Charlotte Schimmelmann is satisfied with Thorvaldsen’s sketch of Bapti...

10.5.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, cf. A705, and the portrait busts of himse...

Primo 1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolaus Esterházy

Thorvaldsen sends five sketches of bacchantes so that Esterházy can decide which one he prefers. ...

Primo 1817

Nicolaus Esterházy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Esterházy thanks Thorvaldsen for the sketches of different versions of bacchantes. He has put his...

22.4.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Rüttimann reports that he has been in contact with Thorvaldsen regarding the monument in Lucerne ...

13.6.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Thorvaldsen has not yet made the promised draft of the monument to the fallen Swiss Guards, cf. D...

8.8.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Thorvaldsen has finished a drawing for the monument to the members of the Swiss Guard, cf. Dying ...