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Monuments, Comtemporary Figures

6.4.1816

Anna Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Anna Potocka describes the excellent qualities of the late Count Włodzimierz Potocki, bo...

Efter 1817

NN

NN

Latin version of George Byron’s name, followed by two literary quotations by Virgil and Ja...

3.5.1817

Paolo Prossalendi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Prossalendi forwards a commission for a monument to the British governor-general Thomas Maitland,...

Senest 3.5.1817

Dionisio Bulzo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bulzo gives instructions concerning the commission for a monument to the British governor-general...

14.7.1817

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi informs Thorvaldsen that he will act as an intermediary concerning the commission for a m...

5.9.1817

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi writes that Dionisio Bulzo himself will visit Thorvaldsen and answer all the sculptorR...

Efter 1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts of expenses for models, purchase of tools, etc.

16.1.1818

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi writes that the cast of a bust of Thomas Maitland, cf. G342, has finally arrived in Venic...

3.2.1818

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi has apparently received a letter from Thorvaldsen which has crossed his own letter to the...

12.2.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski informs Thorvaldsen that permission has been granted by the Emperor Alexander I to er...

7.4.1818

Dionisio Bulzo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At Thorvaldsen’s request, Bulzo explains the meaning of the subject for the relief which is...

27.4.1818

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi has forwarded Thorvaldsen’s questions about the monument to Thomas Maitland, cf. t...

20.6.1818

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi presses Thorvaldsen for an answer to his letter of 27.4.1818 and repeats the contents of...

24.10.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski writes that since his last letter to Thorvaldsen he has collected all the pictures of...

22.12.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski stresses that the committee has complete confidence in Thorvaldsen’s execution ...

15.4.1819

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In this accompanying letter, Mokronowski writes that Count Kossakowski’s journey to Rome h...

25.5.1819

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi presses Thorvaldsen for an answer concerning the monument to Thomas Maitland, cf. A258 an...

August 1819 - marts 1820

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of payments concerning the following works by Thorvaldsen: A119, A893, A312, A720, A811,...

16.1.1820

Pietro Tenerani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.6.1820

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.10.1820

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

Allgemeine Zeitung reports on Thorvaldsen’s visit to Berlin and Dresden, on his coming visi...

15.9.1821

Auguste-Jean-Marie Carbonneaux

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Carbonneaux has been asked by the Polish committee if he will cast the monument to Józef Poniatow...

13.10.1821

Tekla Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka tells Thorvaldsen that she has not written to him because she has asked her brother...

31.10.1821

Adam Czartoryski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryski informs Thorvaldsen that Mokronowski died on October 19th, the very day of Józef Poni...

12.1.1822

F. Louis Coué

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Coué has received a letter from a Parisian bronze caster who is in contact with Thorvaldsen conce...

22.1.1822

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Omkring 11.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Grabowski

Thorvaldsen writes a report on his current Polish commissions. The funerary monument to Potocki h...

Omkring 4.3.1823

Tekla Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka mentions that she has written three letters to Thorvaldsen without hearing from him...

23.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka

Thorvaldsen thanks Tekla Potocka for her two letters and informs her that the statue of her husba...

20.9.1823

Franciszek Antony Wolff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Franciszek Wolff encloses a letter from Tekla Potocka, who has asked him to pay Thorvaldsen an in...

Efter 1825

Franciszek Maria Lanci

Anna Potocka

Lanci has made a drawing of the only place in the Wawel Cathedral in Cracow at their disposal for...

5.1.1825

Tekla Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka has written to Thorvaldsen from Poland but has not heard from him. She asks if he h...

26.2.1825

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At the Simplon pass, where they have broken their journey, Szymanowska sits up late while the oth...

19.3.1825

Johann Leeb

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Leeb frygter, at hans færdigmelding af statuen Sovende Amor ikke er nået frem. Han har brug for r...

22.2.1826

Edward Czarnecki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czarnecki reminds Thorvaldsen that he signed a contract 30.9.1820 for a statue of Copernicus, cf....

1827

Redaktørerne ved Archiv for Psychologie, Historie, Literatur og Kunst

Omnes

At the moment, Thorvaldsen is working on the monument to the Duke of Leuchtenberg, Eugène de Beau...

29.12.1828

Stanisław Grabowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Grabowski reports that the plaster model of Józef Poniatowski, A123, has reached Danzig (Gdańsk) ...

8.1.1829

Frederik Ferdinand Friis

Just Mathias Thiele

Thorvaldsens egne kommentarer til manuskriptet til J.M. Thieles første Thorvaldsen-biografi.

22.5.1829

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In his capacity of chairman of a committee, Hobhouse asks Thorvaldsen if he will accept a commiss...

11.6.1829

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Humboldt writes that his wife, Caroline, died in March. She wanted to be buried in the garden of ...

24.11.1829

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The subscribers to the monument to Lord Byron have held a meeting. They are grateful that Thorval...

30.1.1830

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.2.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

Antagelig 14.2.1830

Angelo Maria Ricci, Niccola Severi

Omnes

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

13.5.1830

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.5.1830

NN

Omnes

The commentary to 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 ...

31.8.1830

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.9.1831

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hittorff recommends the French architect Jean Pollet. He hopes to see Thorvaldsen and Rome again ...

Antagelig mellem 1832 og 1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska asks Thorvaldsen to let her know if he has started work on a bas-relief commissioned ...

Possibly 5.2.1833

Zofia Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Potocka sends Thorvaldsen a portrait of her mother-in-law, Julia Potocka, to be used as a model f...

Antagelig 10.8.1833

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska encloses a letter from Zofia Potocka and asks Thorvaldsen to write to her soon and te...

3.8.1834

Zofia Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zofia Potocka thanks Thorvaldsen for having accepted to draw the monument to Artur Potocki. Inste...

7.8.1834

Zofia Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zofia Potocka thanks Thorvaldsen for having accepted to draw the monument to Artur Potocki. Inste...

15.10.1834

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

9.9.1835

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.5.1836

Zofia Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zofia Potocka thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter informing her that the monument is ready to be se...

21.1.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

4.3.1837

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.7.1837

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

6.12.1837

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.5.1839

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

29.5.1839

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.12.1839

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele asks Thorvaldsen to execute a monument to the recently deceased King Frederik 6. He has su...

21.1.1840

C. Dalgas, Johannes Ingwersen

Omnes

Johannes Ingwersen and C. Dalgas invite the public to support a monument to Frederik 6. It is pro...

28.1.1840

Redaktørerne ved Jyllandsposten

Omnes

The letter criticises several aspects of an article in Aarhus Stiftstidende concerning a monument...

1.2.1840

C. Dalgas

Omnes

Dalgas’ article is a response to a letter in the weekly Bidrag til Tidshistorien. Dalgas mentions...

11.2.1840

C. Dalgas, Johannes Ingwersen

Omnes

Ingwersen and Dalgas answer Jyllandsposten’s criticism of the proposal for a monument to Frederik...

25.2.1840

Redaktørerne ved Jyllandsposten

Omnes

The author criticises a planned monument to Frederik 6. The criticism is levelled against both th...

10.3.1840

Christoph Gräbert

Omnes

Christoph Gräbert defends the owner of Himmelbjerget, P. Nielsen, against the Danish poet Steen S...

14.3.1840

C. Dalgas

Omnes

Dalgas’ article is the last in the debate about the justification of a monument to Frederik...

25.6.1840

C. Dalgas, Johannes Ingwersen

Omnes

The erection of a monument to Frederik 6. on Himmelbjerget has run into problems, so an alternati...

Not earlier than July 1840

Johanne Luise Heiberg

Omnes

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

17.7.1840

Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

The owner of Himmelbjerget refuses the use of this site for a monument to Frederik 6. The hill at...

28.7.1840

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, J.P. With

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of the commission for a monument to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skanderborg Castle, , J....

7.9.1840

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Hans Wulff

Omnes

The commission for a monument to Frederik 6. officially invites the population of Jutland, the is...

14.9.1840

C. Dalgas

Omnes

C. Dalgas is displeased with Hans Wulff’s interference in the work of the commission for a monume...

28.9.1840

Hans Wulff

Omnes

Hans Wulff defends himself against C. Dalgas’ allegations of slight. Wulff tries to explain...

9.10.1840

C. Dalgas

Omnes

C. Dalgas maintains his decision to resign from the commission for a monument to Frederik 6. and ...

4.12.1840

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Johannes Ingwersen, J.P. With, Hans Wulff

Omnes

The members of the commission for a monument to Frederik 6. call on those locally responsible for...

3.4.1841

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Johannes Ingwersen, J.P. With, Hans Wulff

Omnes

The commission for a monument to Frederik 6. announces the amount of money collected so far for t...

18.5.1841

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Johannes Ingwersen, J.P. With, Hans Wulff

Omnes

The commission for a monument to Frederik 6. announces the results of the subscription for the mo...

23.7.1841

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Johannes Ingwersen, J.P. With, Hans Wulff

Omnes

The commission for a monument to Frederik 6. announces the result of the subscription for the mon...

26.11.1841

Jens Blichfeldt, Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Johannes Ingwersen, Gottfried Rosenberg, J.P. With, Hans Wulff

Omnes

On 4.8.1841 at Skanderborg, a board is formally elected to attend to the business of the already ...

3.2.1842

Redaktørerne ved Lolland-Falsters Stifts-Tidende, NN

Omnes

Invitations to contribute to the national subscription to a monument to Frederik 6. on the hill a...

21.2.1842

Redaktørerne ved Lolland-Falsters Stifts-Tidende, NN

Omnes

The anonymous author of the text advises against the erection of a monument to Frederik 6. It ref...

15.3.1842

J.P. With

Omnes

On behalf of the commission for a monument to Frederik 6., With rejects the criticism of the reig...

24.3.1842

NN, Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

The anonymous author criticizes the planned monument to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skanderborg Ca...

12.4.1842

NN, Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

The author of the text wishes to build a folk high school for farm people, instead of a monument ...

26.9.1842

Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

The enormous stone for the monument to Frederik 6.s on the hill at Skanderborg Castle has arrived...

28.9.1842

NN, Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

The enormous stone for the monument to Frederik 6.s on the hill at Skanderborg Castle has arrived...

18.10.1842

Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

The stone for the monument to Frederik 6. has finally reached the hill at Skanderborg castle. It ...

2.11.1842

Jens Blichfeldt, Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Johannes Ingwersen, Gottfried Rosenberg, J.P. With, Hans Wulff

Omnes

The commission for a monument to Frederik 6. announces the result of the national subscription to...

17.12.1842

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, Gottfried Rosenberg

Omnes

The parish of Alsted on Zealand has complained that their contribution has not been mentioned by ...

27.12.1842

Gottfried Rosenberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gottfried Rosenberg writes to Thorvaldsen and asks him to send a bill of exchange for 1,000 rix-d...

1.1.1843

H.P. Holst, Redaktørerne ved Ny Portefeuille

Omnes

The text reports on the final form of the moment to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skanderborg Castle...

12.1.1843

Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

Aarhus Stiftstidende reports on the final form of the moment to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skande...

15.1.1843

C.F. Holbech

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

21.4.1843

Redaktørerne ved Aarhus Stiftstidende

Omnes

An anonymous author vehemently criticizes the planned monument to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skan...

Før 7.8.1844

Johan Bravo

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

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

25.6.1845

Gottfried Rosenberg

Just Mathias Thiele

Rosenberg sends Thiele 1,000 rix-dollars to Thorvaldsen’s estate as final payment to C.F. Holbech...

27.11.1845

Gottfried Rosenberg

Just Mathias Thiele

Rosenberg reminds Thiele of the missing payment to the sculptor C.F. Holbech in Rome. Earlier in ...