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Emotional reactions to sculptures

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...

19.5.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In Thorvaldsen’s workshop, Caroline von Humboldt has again viewed the bust of her husband. She ap...

30.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has just celebrated her son-in-law August von Hedemann’s birthday with about twenty gues...

13.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humboldt remarks jokingly that the fact that his bust has been miscoloured must be the punishment...

17.1.1819

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

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

1820

James Elmes

Omnes

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

7.3.1821

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

Caspers has sent a crate with a plaster portrait of Thorvaldsen to Thierry through a Mr. Abendrot...

Antagelig 1822

? (Fru) Butler Claxton

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mrs. Claxton has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop and wants to knpw the price of a bust of Lo...

24.9.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Most of Thorvaldsen’s artworks have arrived safely in Copenhagen though some of the plaster...

1.4.1828

Mathilde Theresia von Irgens-Bergh

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.5.1829

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hornemann reports the latest gossip from the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and about their m...

20.5.1829

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hornemann recommends the composer Frølich, who intends to spend a year in Italy. He does not like...

10.7.1830

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt (d.y.)

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

29.7.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

An unnamed woman sees Thorvaldsen’s monument to Eugène de Beauharnais in St. Michael’s Church in ...

1.3.1831

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Mendelssohn has seen George Gordon Byron, cf. A130, in clay during a visit to Thorvaldsen’s works...

5.2.1833

Jan Radziwonski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dr. Jan Radziwonski forwards a letter from Zofia Potocka and reminds Thorvaldsen that Józefina Ma...

6.12.1833

Friederike Brun

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brun is eager to have the crates with Thorvaldsen’s marble works opened. Hermann Ernst Freund is ...

1836

Andreas Munch

Omnes

Poem in 14 stanzas about a young and inquisitive poet’s meeting with art. In “The Castle” he is s...

16.1.1842

Mathilde von Waldenburg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

von Waldenburg asks for a cast of The Adoration of the Shepherds, A570, and Thorvaldsen’s s...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 7th part of YY in all.