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Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

After 23.3.1803, before summer 1803

Finelli & Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s contract with the sculptors Pietro Finelli and Heinrich Keller concerning the deliv...

17.1.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is happy about Thorvaldsen’s success in Rome. He has received the busts Thorvaldsen se...

30.8.1805

Camillo Landini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has given Landini a letter from Thorvaldsen, who is at Montenero, and asks for news about...

18.10.1805-26.4.1806

Camillo Landini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Landini signs for the payment received from Thorvaldsen for the carving of Bacchus.

20.8.1808

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen cannot come to Montenero because he is waiting for a final answer regarding a commiss...

22.10.1808

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Thorvaldsen informs Schimmelmann that the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, whi...

7.7.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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

18.6.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch beklager, at Thorvaldsen endnu ikke er færdig med statuerne af Amor holder en sommerfugl fo...

19.7.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch beretter, at Thorvaldsen har færdiggjort Amor holder en sommerfugl for at såre den med en p...

12.9.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch beretter om marmorvalg og er forarget over, at Thorvaldsen udgiver sine værker som konturst...

3.2.1813

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Christian 8.

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

16.2.1813

Christian 8.

Peder Malling

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

Januar 1815

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

23.4.1818

Peder Hjort

Omnes

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

12.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller expresses a hope that, in spite of the price, an accomplished Italian sculptor will be cho...

10.7.1819

Jørgen Koch

Kunstakademiet, København

Koch is pleased to have met P.O. Brøndsted in Rome. Thorvaldsen will soon start his journey to De...

31.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that the small model for the monument to the Swiss guards in Lucerne, cf. Dying Li...

23.10.1819

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

4.12.1819

John Gibson

William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

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

Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

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

26.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen and Rudolf Schadow model and others draw the beautiful Vittoria Caldoni, whom August ...

10.10.1821

John Gibson

William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

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

27.10.1821

John Gibson

Rose Lawrence

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

14.3.1822

Jacob Ludwig Salomo Bartholdy

Johann Martin von Wagner

Bartholdy skriver vedr. Franz Erwein von Schönborns bestilling af en Bacchus-statue hos den nylig...

16.3.1822

Johann Martin von Wagner

Leo von Klenze

Wagner opsummerer mulighederne for Schönborn ift. hans bestilling af en Bacchus-statue af den nyl...

20.4.1822

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Johann Martin von Wagner

Schönborn takker for Wagners hjælp og rådgivning i forbindelse med færdiggørelsen af en efterladt...

24.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Alexander 1.

A note that two busts of the Tsar have been shipped from Rome. Thorvaldsen swears that each strok...

24.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Alexander 1.

A note that two busts of the Tsar have been shipped from Rome. Thorvaldsen swears that each strok...

6.7.1822

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner beklager sin forsinkede melding vedr. fuldførelsen af Rudolf Schadows efterladte Bacchus-s...

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen responds to Sommariva’s letter of complaint regarding his father Giovanni Battista So...

17.3.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

Freund is informed that the frigate which was to transport several of Thorvaldsen’s works t...

2.5.1827

G. Petrozzani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

27.7.1827

Johan Gunder Adler, Hermann Ernst Freund

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Adler writes to the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace, quoting a letter dated 30.6.18...

2.2.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hermann Ernst Freund

Thorvaldsen requests information about the execution of the figure of Christ in Carrara. Freund i...

Presumably 26.6.1828

H.W. Bissen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bissen recounts his journey on foot to Florence and mentions that he has seen Thorvaldsen’s Chris...

21.8.1828

Pietro Antonio Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.9.1828

Pietro Antonio Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bienaimé erklærer, at billedhuggeren Andrea Bardi har arbejdet i 47 dage på Thorvaldsens marmorve...

9.5.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Gunder Adler

Thorvaldsen announces that he now needs some of the 9000 Roman scudi which Christian (8.) Frederi...

Senest 9.5.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Gunder Adler

First and second draft of the letter dated 9.5.1829.

1831

Rembrandt Peale

Omnes

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

1832

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Litteratur-Tidende

Omnes

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

27.4.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik is looking forward to seeing Thorvaldsen again in Copenhagen in the autum...

4.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen describes his visit to the marble quarries at Carrara.

3.12.1834

Solomon Gibson

Omnes

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

30.11.1836

NN

Omnes

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

22.9.1837

Wilhelm Fredric A. Dalman

Omnes

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

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

After 1.2.1842, before 15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Sixth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842. The draft is considerably longer than the final letter.

February 1860

John Gibson

Henry Sandbach

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

11.1.1861

Johann Scholl

Kultusministeriet

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