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On Familiar Terms with Thorvaldsen

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2.[??].1794

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Thorvaldsen apologizes to Kurtzhals because he did not have the time to bid her farewell before s...

14.3.1796

Frederike Dorothea Hammer, Peter Hanning Hammer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

29.4.1796

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

2.5.1796

Johan Michael Fischer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

2.5.1796

C. West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

5.5.1796

Peter Hanning Hammer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Peter Hanning Hammer is grateful for his friendship with Thorvaldsen. He mentions that Bernhoft h...

17.5.1796

Peder Pavels

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

24.5.1796

Søren Tybring

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

4.6.1796

Frederik Arentz Krog

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

5.6.1796

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

7.6.1796

Jens Ulstrup

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

14.6.1796

Severine Elisabet Arnette West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

24.6.1796

Peder Horrebow Haste

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

4.7.1796

Mathias Henrichsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

6.7.1796

Paul Steenstrup

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

14.7.1796

J.P. Mynster

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

29.7.1796

Niels Christian Bang Steffens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

29.7.1796

Hans Munk

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

Sandsynligvis august 1796

Elias Johannes Svane von Støcken

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

15.8.1796

M.F. Liebenberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

20.8.1796

Hieronymus Laub

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

20.8.1796

Georg Laub

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

24.8.1796

C.D. Fritzsch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

Før 30.8.1796

Nicolai Veisling Mørch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

1.11.1796

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Short note from Thorvaldsen’s parents to their son.

3.11.1796

Christian Georg Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

30.12.1796

G.F. Rørbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

Antagelig marts 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

A sheet with several fragments in Danish, German and Italian. First two drafts of a letter in Ita...

1.5.1797

C.D. Fritzsch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fritzsch sends his warm regards and hopes to join Thorvaldsen in Rome soon. Two of Fritzsch’s flo...

1.5.1797

Mathias Henrichsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mathias Henrichsen sends his regards and reports on friends in Copenhagen. He hopes to become a t...

8.5.1797

Margrethe Ackermann, Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is grateful for his son’s last letter and happy that he has arrived safely a...

21.5.1797

Peder Pavels

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Peder Pavels, the chaplain of the Thetis, sends his greetings and reports what has happened on th...

13.7.1797

C.D. Fritzsch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fritzsch is happy that Thorvaldsen has arrived in Rome. He himself plans to leave soon on a grant...

14.8.1797

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

West is happy that Thorvaldsen has arrived safely in Rome. He relates news of family and friends ...

9.12.1797

Karen Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Karen Thorvaldsen misses her son greatly. She is unhappy with her life and her husband. He gives ...

27.1.1798

Charles Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

23.3.1798

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received news from his son. He advises him to send a work o...

20.5.1799

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.4.1800

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s parents are delighted with the latest letter from their son, especially because a f...

4.10.1801

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received a letter from Thorvaldsen as rumours in Copenhagen...

Antagelig april 1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

Thorvaldsen complains that he has not received any letter for a long time.

11.3.1803

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West asks what to do about the bust of Tyge Rothe, A225, which is in the care of Nicolai A...

15.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley informs his good friend of his arrival in Naples. He has contracted an illness which prev...

29.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is delighted that Thomas Hope’s commission for Jason with the golden fleece, A52, has pro...

30.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley sends his greetings with Herman Schubart, who is leaving for Rome. He commends Schubart a...

3.5.1803

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen reproaches his son strongly for not returning to Copenhagen.

24.5.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley informs Thorvaldsen about his illness. He has to visit the spas on the island of Ischia. ...

6.6.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley’s illness forces him to visit the spas on the island of Ischia. He is frustrated that thi...

27.9.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is sorry that Thorvaldsen has been ill, but he is happy that the sculptor has found lodgi...

18.10.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter. He very much wants to be in Rome, especially before t...

1.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received incorrect treatment by his Italian doctor, but his new German doctor is bett...

14.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley reports that Herman Schubart has arrived in Naples. Schubart has spoken highly of Thorval...

6.12.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley apologizes for not having come to Rome yet but promises that he arrive in January. He was...

7.2.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for the letter that he has finally received and tries to cheer up the ...

28.2.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is recovering from his illness and has visited Schubart, who has informed him of the deat...

5.4.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has been well and ill by turns all winter. He will not be able to come to Rome until he h...

10.4.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is not sure if Thorvaldsen received his last letter and writes more or less the same thin...

22.5.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is sad that Thorvaldsen has left Naples. He hopes to recover completely from his illness ...

2.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley complains that Thorvaldsen never writes, but he refuses to repay him in kind. He is recup...

16.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is planning to remain near Naples until the middle of October and then go to Rome. He wri...

22.10.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley congratulates Thorvaldsen on his appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in ...

13.11.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is ready to go to Rome but is stopped by the news of an epidmic in the area around Leghor...

20.11.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter and asks him to thank Christian Hornbech for the letter...

9.3.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley suggests having Gotskalk Thorvaldsen admitted to Vartov, an institution for the poor. Sta...

15.4.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley requests a meeting with Thorvaldsen and repeats his request the following day.

24.4.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley asks Thorvaldsen to help him with some sculptural decorations for some of his architectur...

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...

24.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received a letter from the mayor of Copenhagen concerning Gotskalk Thorvaldsen’...

30.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley ironically describes his amazement at having received two letters from Thorvaldsen. He al...

7.9.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley’s health is tolerable. Anna Maria Uhden is also well, as is Thorvaldsen’s dog...

19.4.1806

Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

Tidligst 1809

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted forwards a letter and encloses a bill for some letters which he has sent on Thorvaldsen...

Tidligst 1809

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted invites Thorvaldsen to come and hear news from Greece.

29.8.1809

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

6.7.1813

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted has been on a short trip to Leghorn to get some money. He has visited Montenero and ask...

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted advises Thorvaldsen to return to Denmark, at least for a year. He encloses letters for ...

30.11.1817

Peder Friis

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Friis, a friend of Thorvaldsen’s youth, complains teasingly that he has not heard from Thorvaldse...

18.4.1818

Peder Friis

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Peder Friis, a friend of Thorvaldsen’s youth, sends a greeting to Thorvaldsen. His son, Frederik ...

13.7.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted recommends places and friends that he thinks Thorvaldsen should visit on his journey to...

25.12.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted writes that he has been busy showing the newly arrived Royal Couple from Denmark around...

11.7.1820

Peder Horrebow Haste

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Haste regrets that he is unable to write a poem to express his love for Thorvaldsen, the man. He ...

19.7.1820

Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lundbye thanks Thorvaldsen for his promise to perform a task for him in Italy. He asks Thorvaldse...

Probably 1823

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Invitation from Brøndsted to Thorvaldsen.

Muligvis 1823

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Invitation from Brøndsted to Thorvaldsen.

26.11.1824

Niels Schønberg Kurtzhals

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kurtzhals anbefaler Ole Jørgen Schmidt til Thorvaldsen. Han længes efter billedhuggeren og håber,...

1828

Redaktørerne ved Archiv for Psychologie, Historie, Literatur og Kunst

Omnes

The King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, visits Thorvaldsen’s, Pietro Tenerani’s, and Johann Martin von Wa...

26.8.1828

Brødrene Riepenhausen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.12.1828 (1835)

Karl August Nicander

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicander praises Thorvaldsen and his art as a union of the Nordic and the Greek.

6.12.1833

Friederike Brun

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

14.3.1834

NN

Omnes

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

Antagelig 1839-1840, senest 1843

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Oehlenschläger writes a poem to accompany the poem he has written as an illustration of Thorvalds...

18.9.1840

Heinrich Steffens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Steffens recollects with pleasure his encounter with Thorvaldsen in Copenhagen. He praises Thorva...

May-June 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 21th part of 60 in all.

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...

Presumably 1843

Jeanina Stampe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ten-year-old Jeanina asks “sweet” Thorvaldsen to hurry back to Nysø, otherwise she “will not get ...

Antagelig 1843

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jeanina Stampe

Draft of probably 1843 from Thorvaldsen to Jeanina stampe.

Antagelig 1843

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jeanina Stampe

Thorvaldsen thanks ten-year-old, “sweet little” Jeanina for her letter.

Maj-november 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 51th part of 60 in all.