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Plaster Casts, Thorvaldsen's Works

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17.7.1797

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Omnes

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen advertises the sale of his son’s bust of A.P. Bernstorff, A856.

30.10.1804

Waldemar Henrik Rothe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The theologian Waldemar Henrik Rothe thanks Thorvaldsen for his friendship during his stay in Rom...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen expresses his gratitude for his appointment as professor of sculpture at the Academy ...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Draft letter dated 28.7.1805.

8.8.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for not having been in contact with regard to the commission for a monumen...

15.8.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart urges Thorvaldsen to come to Montenero. He is pleased that the busts of Herman Schubart,...

8.8.1810

Friederike Brun

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A list of the objects that Friederike Brun leaves in storage with Thorvaldsen.

3.9.1812

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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.

8.4.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

8.4.1813

Peder Malling

Christian 8.

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

20.11.1816

Hans Carl Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon reminisces about his journey to Rome and hopes to see Thorvaldsen the following year dur...

After 1818

Maria Craufurd

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is asked to make twelve plaster copies of Jane Craufurd’s bust, cf. A307, and send th...

7.4.1818

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For a long time, the Academy of Fine Arts has wished to possess plaster casts of Thorvaldsen’s wo...

22.8.1818

Jørgen Koch

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is pleased that his native country now acknowledges his achievements with a large com...

17.10.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen har været en måned i Napoli, men er alligevel hverken mere munter eller frisk at se p...

15.5.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt har ikke afkrævet Thorvaldsen svar m.h.t. Rauchs eventuelle rolle i udformn...

28.5.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Andreas Christian Gierlew

Brøndsted thanks Gierlew for his letter. He is currently editing his investigations from his expe...

19.6.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri reminds Thorvaldsen that Nicolaus Esterházy’s commission has to be sent off. Esterházy’s...

24.7.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Rauch kan få sidste nyt om Thorvaldsen gennem Karl Wilhelm Wach. Frances Mackenzie har brudt med ...

2.10.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted bebrejder Thorvaldsen, at han ikke er rejst til Danmark via den rute, han er blevet anb...

8.11.1819

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Christian Frederik has considered to interrupt his grand tour of Europe temporarily in order to g...

3.12.1819

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Freund tells Thorvaldsen about the progress of work in the workshop in Rome. He mentions the work...

27.12.1819

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An account of the meeting in Copenhagen on 24.11.1819, in which Thorvaldsen promised the Building...

Efter 6.1.1820, før 15.2.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

12.3.1820

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

The commentary for this letter is not available at the moment.P.O. Brøndsted skal anvises 500 scu...

20.4.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6.

Thorvaldsen suggests a drastic restructuring and relocation of the Royal Collection of Paintings,...

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen firmly declines the proposal of the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace tha...

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen’s copy of the letter dated 25.5.1820, see the comments there.

2.3.1821

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen’s proposal for the assignments that Hermann Ernst Freund may be given by the Building...

20.11.1821

Wilhelm Heigelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.12.1822

Francesco Tantini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mr. and Mrs. Tantini ask Thorvaldsen to make a plaster cast of the bust of their mutual friend, C...

1.12.1822

Cecilia Tantini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Cecilia Tantini writes to convey Conrad Rantzau’s request to send his portrait bust, cf. A211, to...

11.2.1823

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted complains about having been assigned the “less than amusing” task for Christian (8.) Fr...

17.4.1823

Friedrich Bluhme

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Friedrich Bluhme has tried in vain to see Thorvaldsen personally and therefore writes on Tantini’...

21.10.1824

Guillaume Bertrand-Favre

Giuseppe Basseggio

Bertrand-Favre asks the art dealer Basseggio to send a cast of Thorvaldsen’s bas-relief The...

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik sends a list of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks that he wants to be...

26.2.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

List of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which Christian (8.) Frederik wants to be sent to D...

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An inquiry about Thorvaldsen’s sculptural decorations for the Church of Our Lady and Christ...

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik wants to know which of Thorvaldsen’s works wil be sent home in the ...

25.11.1826

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

The Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen wants more casts of Thorvaldsen’s works.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

First and second draft letters dated 4.2.1827.

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

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

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...

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...

15.1.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

Concerning the lading at Leghorn of Thorvaldsen’s artworks for the Academy of Fine Arts and...

13.6.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

Thorvaldsen’s marble reliefs for the facade of Christiansborg Palace will now be cast in plaster ...

12.4.1829

N.C.L. Abrahams

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abrahams makes sarcastic remarks about the lack of real news from Copenhagen; the marriage betwee...

15.5.1830

Gaetano Michi

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

15.5.1830

Giuseppe Tausch

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

Efter 22.1.1833

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska encloses a note from Zofia Potocka and emphasizes that the latter is very pleased wit...

30.3.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has been unanimously elected director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and ...

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

An accident with the marble for the portrait statue of Caroline Amalie makes it impossible for Th...

7.5.1833

Friederike Brun

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brun is suffering, she has no hope of recovery and wants to die, but she looks forward to seeing ...

22.2.1834

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The art lovers of Copenhagen are told what the reasons are why it has not yet been possible to ex...

22.4.1835

Ludwig von Schwanthaler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.10.1835

NN

Omnes

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

17.3.1837

H.N. Clausen

Omnes

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

19.12.1837

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard is impatient for news from Thorvaldsen. He reminds him to send the marble relief The Gra...

20.2.1838

Marie Lehmann, Bolette Puggaard, Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans Puggaard has heard that the relief The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, A601, is finished a...

7.4.1838

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard writes about all the preparations made in order to get Thorvaldsen and his works home wi...

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

12.1.1839

Den kongelige Direktion for Statsgælden og den Synkende Fond

Committeen for Salg af Gibsafstøbninger af Thorvaldsens Arbeider, Hans Puggaard

The committee gets permission to use a vacant lease in the Bourse for free until another potentia...

12.9.1839

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

A room in the Bourse is converted for the production and sale of plaster casts of Thorvaldsen’s w...

29.2.1840

NN

Omnes

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

7.4.1840

Comitteen for Oprettelsen af Thorvaldsens Museum

Omnes

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

7.4.1840

Comitteen for Oprettelsen af Thorvaldsens Museum

Omnes

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

26.11.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Wilckens

The plasterer is to cast a piece of a frieze, probably The Entry into Jerusalem, Nysø20.

20.1.1841-5.2.1842

John Gibson

Henry Sandbach

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

31.7.1841

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

2.10.1841

Ludvig Müller

Comitteen for Oprettelsen af Thorvaldsens Museum

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

5.10.1841

Jonas Collin

H.N. Clausen

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

4.12.1841

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

18.12.1841

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard writes that they have put the roof tree on Thorvaldsens Museum. He and a few others have...

25.1.1842

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

Sandsynligvis sommeren 1842

Marie Lehmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Marie Puggaard is impatient for news from Thorvaldsen and hopes that he will remain in Rome until...

20.6.1844

J.F. Schouw

Just Mathias Thiele

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

1.4.1845

Gustav Edvard Brock

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Brock sends the list of the objects in Thorvaldsen’s estate that Christine Stampe lays clai...

August 1846

Johanne Juliane Antonetti

Omnes

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

22.10.1861

Abraham Meyer

Just Mathias Thiele

Meyer requests a cast of Thorvaldsen’s self-portrait, cf. A223.