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25.7.1796

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen requests an advance on his travelling scholarship.

19.8.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he arrived in Rome on March 8, ...

Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen’s draft of his first report to Abildgaard on his activities in Rome. He has visited t...

11.2.1798

Francesco Piranesi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Swedish passport, issued to Thorvaldsen by the Swedish ambassador to the Papal States. The passpo...

20.5.1799

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thanking his son for his letter, Thorvaldsen’s father writes about the hard winter, his work, and...

12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for his support. He tells him that many of the Roman art collection...

12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Both Thorvaldsen’s semi-annual report to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the works he w...

25.2.1800

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

4.4.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen is delighted that the work he has sent to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts has w...

20.3.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen reports that he is still in Rome, but he plans to embark on his journey back to Denma...

16.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley teases Thorvaldsen because he has not heard from him for a long time, but suddenly a lett...

30.9.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart apologizes for not having written for a long time. Stanley is welcome to send him his le...

5.11.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart recommends C.F. Høyer to Thorvaldsen. He hopes to come to Rome when the hostilities are ...

8.4.1806

Patrick Moir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Moir informs Thorvaldsen on behalf of Thomas Hope that the fourth and last payment for Jason with...

8.5.1806

Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lundbye informs Thorvaldsen of his arrival in Pisa. He tells him about the mutual friends he has ...

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for helping Gotskalk Thorvaldsen. The war has given Thorvaldsen fin...

18.6.1806

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

Høyer suggests that commissions for Christiansborg Palace should soon be given to Thorvaldsen bef...

14.8.1806

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive his salary as a professor of the Royal Academ...

25.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart for a bill of exchange, which was very welcome.

3.6.1808

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart invites Thorvaldsen to travel to Montenero, hopefully in the company of Ernst Gottlob Ma...

17.11.1808

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schimmelmann is happy that the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4 is finished. Sh...

26.9.1814

Heinrich Kohlrausch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kohlausch apologizes for not having written sooner. He has been busy with his work as a doctor in...

Presumably August 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Thorvaldsen sends Hope the statue of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, 25 years after the contr...

Antagelig august 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Thorvaldsen sends Hope the statue of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, 25 years after the contr...