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6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen tells Abildgaard how devastated he was when he received the ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks Abildgaard’s permission to...

3.2.1806

Jacqueline Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jacqueline Schubart expresses her delight with Thorvaldsen’s drawing Cupid and the Butterfl...

14.2.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that, on behalf of the American government, Thomas Hall requests Thorvaldsen to e...

5.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen sends the drawing Caritas, C820, as a birthday present to Jacqueline Schubart.

5.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen sends the drawing Caritas, C820, as a birthday present to Jacqueline Schubart.

8.6.1807

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.G.D. Moltke transfers 200 piastres for his bust, cf. A212, regretting the delay. He would like ...

Antagelig tidligst 1810

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.2.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

The artists from Casa Buti have invited Caroline von Humboldt to dinner on her birthday, and she ...

28.8.1821

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dahl asks Thorvaldsen to find acquaintances and work for Götzloff, who is coming to Rome to study...

24.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Thorvaldsen responds to Gunnerus’ letter of 16.3.1822. He feels sympathy for Gunnerus and his unh...

21.8.1822

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus thanks Thorvaldsen for the donation of the relief Caritas, cf. A598. Gunnerus has approa...

26.4.1823

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus writes that he still has not heard from the German baron and financier Nathan Mayer von ...

23.5.1823

Gerhard Stub

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gerhard Stub informs Thorvaldsen that he has received a painting of the town of Trondheim sent by...

9.8.1823

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus thanks Thorvaldsen once again for his donation of the relief Caritas, cf. A598. Gunnerus...

1.9.1823

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

From prison Gunnerus requests that the relief Caritas, cf. A598, be sold as quickly as possible. ...

21.2.1824

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus informs Thorvaldsen that he has handed over his deed of gift of 24.5.1822 and the owners...

19.3.1824

Gerhard Stub

Hermann Ernst Freund

Gerhard Stub replies to Freund’s letter of 3.11.1823. He informs him that the relief Caritas, cf....

10.7.1824

C.W. Eckersberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A warm greeting from Copenhagen, which Thorvaldsen acknowledges by sending Eckersberg’s bust, A78...

11.8.1824

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dahl sends a greeting through Johan Christian Fick and promises Thorvaldsen a painting.

29.1.1825

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus tells Thorvaldsen that time is running out. In the past three years since Thorvaldsen do...

19.2.1825

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus has heard that the relief Caritas, cf. A598, will arrive in Copenhagen from Leghorn the ...

24.9.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.4.1826

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen sends a list of the works that can be ready for transportation to Denmark in the spri...

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

First draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen writes which works will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

First and second draft letters dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fifth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Second draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Third and final draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

Senest 12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Draft of the letter dated 12.2.1827.

12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827 and c...

22.3.1827

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau writes from Nice, where he is staying in his capacity of travelling companion to Prince F...

22.5.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace ask Thorva...

16.7.1827

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dahl recommends the landscape painter Evelina Stading. Dahl knows that Frederik 6. is going to se...

26.5.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Maria Szymanowska

Thorvaldsen is pleased to hear that the crate with Nicolaus Copernicus and Szymanowska’s bu...

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...

3.8.1829

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hope gratefully acknowledges receipt of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, the portrait busts of...

12.1.1833

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen hopes to see Thorvaldsen and his works for Christiansborg Palace and the Church of Our Lad...

8.1.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited Thorvaldsen and was comforted and encouraged by him after having told him ab...

12.5.1835

Karl August Nicander

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicander recommends Sällström to Thorvaldsen and reminds him that he has promised him a work.

5.7.1835

Maria Callcott

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Callcott remembers that Thorvaldsen addressed her as “friend” in Danish and asked her to write. S...

Presumably after 1836, before 1841

F. Alleyne McGeachy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Alleyne McGeachy recommends his wife’s younger brother to Thorvaldsen, hoping that the sculptor w...

15.9.1836

David Ferdinand Koreff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Doctor Koreff recommends his colleague Allertz and asks for a drawing which Thorvaldsen once prom...

29.1.1837

Melchiorre Missirini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Missirini takker for relieffet Amor på løvens ryg, som Thorvaldsen har foræret ham. Han vil ved f...

4.2.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.S. Cabot

Dedication by Thorvaldsen affixed on the back of a portrait painted by Blunck

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

22.5.1840

Adam Oehlenschläger

Caroline Amalie, Christian 8.

Poem to King Christian 8. and Queen Caroline Amalie on the occasion of their silver anniversary 2...

13.6.1842

Christian Dalgas

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Stampe family have left Leghorn, and Dalgas is looking forward to seeing Thorvaldsen in Augus...

14.6.1842

Christine Stampe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stampe is quite agitated and writes that she misses Thorvaldsen so much that she feels ill and ur...

Probably 25.10.1842

Frederikke Wallick

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederikke Wallick thanks Thorvaldsen for offering to make a drawing in her album and will send i...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 17th part of YY in all.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 42th part of YY in all.The c...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

23.8.1844 og 14.7.1845

Johann Scholl

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Scholl testifies that the version of the relief The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song , A602 that ...

Tidligst 1878, senest 1905 (1835-1836)

Charles Bowyer Adderley

Omnes

Adderley describes his stay in Rome in 1835-36, when he stayed with Thorvaldsen for a time. He wa...