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Portrait Busts, Contemporary Persons

3.11.1796

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6.

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen’s receipt for the payment of the bust of A.P. Bernstorff, A856, delivered to...

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...

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 ...

Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

5.1.1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he has studied Rome and its sur...

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...

30.6.1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen informs the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he has sent two samples of his wor...

12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Both Thorvaldsen’s semi-annual report to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the works he w...

3.12.1799

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard reports that the works Thorvaldsen sent to Copenhagen have arrived safely. He complime...

21.7.1800

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard relates that some people in Copenhagen have accused Thorvaldsen of being lazy in Rome,...

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that the transportation of two crates with artworks bound for the Royal Danis...

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen regrets that his report to the Royal Academy has been delayed. He would have liked to...

24.12.1800

Poul Scheel

Georg Zoëga

Scheel has been allowed to enclose a letter to Zoëga in a letter from Friedrich Münter. After hav...

24.2.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman apologizes for the letter being sent so late. He describes the tribulations of his nine-day...

20.5.1801

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel thanks Thorvaldsen for having accepted his assignment. He further specifies his order for ...

20.3.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that Captain Berger has agreed to ship five crates with artworks, books etc. ...

10.5.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Hartvig Ernst von Berger

Thorvaldsen asks Berger to remove the marble bust of Edmund Bourke, A900, from one of the crates ...

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...

12.11.1803

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart has arrived in Naples and invites Thorvaldsen to visit him. He sends travelling expenses...

17.1.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

21.1.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports on his efforts to obtain commissions for Thorvaldsen from Denmark. Through her h...

Omkring 1.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart and his sister Charlotte Schimmelmann for the efforts they are making...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has left him incapable of wor...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Third draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has...

Medio april 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen writes that he has received a grant of 300 rix-dollars from the Danish King. He thank...

Efter 16.7. og senest 6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen asks Lund to take care of his studio while he is gone. He thanks him for having assis...

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

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen thanks Lund for having assisted him in a financial matter but asks him not to give an...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks ...

11.8.1804

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter and looks forward to their reunion in Rome. He informs Tho...

29.8.1804

Poul Scheel

Georg Zoëga

Scheel tells Zoëga to give his regards to Thorvaldsen and ask him not to delay the bust Scheel ha...

Efterår 1804

Jevdokija Ivanovna Golitsyna

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Golitsyna explains that she has written to the banker Torlonia concerning the money she owes Thor...

24.9.1804

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Thorvaldsen is at Montenero, and Schubart writes enthusiastically about The Dance of the Muses on...

2.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports that Thorvaldsen’s portrait busts of himself and Jacqueline Schubart, A718...

26.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart wants to know if Thorvaldsen will accept the commission of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1. B...

7.12.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer to Schubart’s letter. He thanks him for the comm...

28.12.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart and his wife have moved from Montenero to Pisa, where they have to spend the winter beca...

29.12.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard recommends the bearer of the letter, Carl Christian Seydewitz, to Thorvaldsen. He comm...

31.1.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard discusses the payment for the transportation of the crates Thorvaldsen has sent to Cop...

10.5.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, cf. A705, and the portrait busts of himse...

10.6.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart forwards the freight bill concerning The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, cf. A705, and th...

1.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart has read in a newspaper that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor at the Academy of ...

6.7.1805

Arnold Wallick

Christian 8.

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

19.7.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart thanks Stanley for his letter and asks him to tell Thorvaldsen that he will soon receive...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that the block of marble he has ordered will be sent in the autumn...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Draft: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that the block of marble he has ordered will be sent in the...

Medio august 1805

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau tells Thorvaldsen that he has sent a bill of exchange for 300 piastres to Rome through Zo...

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...

Ultimo september 1805

Johan Georg Wahl

Niels Saabye

Wahl requests Saabye to inform the family of Caspar Bartholin of his death. Thorvaldsen has made ...

19.10.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is sympathetic to the idea that Thorvaldsen should remain in Rome for the time being b...

6.3.1806

Nicolaus Jac. Stuhr

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stuhr has arrived at Leghorn and informed Herman Schubart that his busts of A.P. Bernstorff, A207...

2.6.1806

Herman Schubart

Georg Zoëga

Schubart confers with Zoëga on smuggling a collection of antique coins from Rome to Leghorn on be...

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for helping Gotskalk Thorvaldsen. The war has given Thorvaldsen fin...

8.8.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

14.8.1806

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive his salary as a professor of the Royal Academ...

15.8.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen has received payment for the three catalogue volumes of the Museo Pio Clementino. He ...

23.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen has received payment for the three catalogue volumes of the ...

23.9.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen has received payment for the three catalogue volumes of the...

1807

Thomas Hope

Omnes

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

9.1.1807

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart summarizes to Thorvaldsen their mutual financial status and tells him to inform him if h...

23.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

Thorvaldsen tells Conrad Rantzau how work on his commissions is progressing. The portrait bust, c...

30.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart for a bill of exchange. He has had financial problems because the war...

30.1.1807

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

Høyer writes that Thorvaldsen has received an instalment of 100 rix-dollars for the portrait bust...

29.4.1807

Laurits Engelstoft

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Marcus Gerhard Rosencrone, Engelstoft asks Thorvaldsen to execute a portrait bust in...

20.5.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Laurits Engelstoft

Thorvaldsen accepts the commission for the portrait bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210 and spe...

6.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen is unable to come to Montenero because of too much work. He has put off sending casts...

6.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Draft: Thorvaldsen is unable to come to Montenero because of too much work. The Dance of the Muse...

Efter 6.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Thrane

A reminder to Thrane to pay for his marble bust, Dep.36.

Tidligst september 1807, senest august 1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

Thorvaldsen tells Conrad Rantzau that his bust, cf. A211, is ready to be shipped, and that the re...

23.12.1807

Laurits Engelstoft

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Engelstoft writes that Marcus Gerhard Rosencrone will soon send the pictorial material that Thorv...

Senest 4.2.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

24.6.1809

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova has written to Thorvaldsen several times without receiving an answer, so she ...

23.1.1810

Barbato Cipriani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.1.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Having no portrait of her husband, Caroline von Humboldt and the couple’s children often visit Th...

24.2.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Like his wife, Caroline von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt is not entirely pleased with Thorvalds...

19.5.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In Thorvaldsen’s workshop, Caroline von Humboldt has again viewed the bust of her husband. She ap...

7.7.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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

8.8.1810

Friederike Brun

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

11.8.1810

Elisa von der Recke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elisa von der Recke asks to have the crate with two of the four busts she has commissioned sent t...

18.9.1810

Christian Daniel Rauch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.5.1811

C.R.W. Wiedemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.R.W. Wiedemann asks Thorvaldsen to execute a monument to his niece Auguste Böhmer, A700-A703. T...

18.8.1811

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schelling thanks Thorvaldsen for accepting the commision for Monument to Auguste Böhmer, A700-A70...

Antagelig tidligst december 1811, antagelig senest februar 1815

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau asks Thorvaldsen to assist him in listing the works which he commissioned from Thorvaldse...

18.5.1812

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart sends a picture as a model for the portrait bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210. Agnet...

18.9.1812

C.F. Høyer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

3.12.1813

Pietro Benvenuti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Benvenuti writes that Thorvaldsen’s portrait bust of him has been cast in plaster, and that the s...

8.1.1815

Pietro Benvenuti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Benvenuti recommends the painter Martelli and the writer Janer, who is also bringing letters to T...

3.4.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he, Alexander Baillie, and his brother Hans Carl Knudtzon had a pleasant jou...

22.4.1816

Mary Bentinck

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bentinck asks Thorvaldsen to pack and deliver the marble portrait busts of Edward Pellew and Will...

23.4.1816

Mary Ann Montagu

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.5.1816

Edward Pellew

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pellew requests that his portrait bust in marble, cf. Edward Pellew, A260, be sent immediately to...

20.6.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon has talked to the German publisher and printer Johann Friedrich Wenner about the publica...

20.6.1816

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen har fuldført Venus med æblet, A12, og mindst 15 portrætbuster af briter.

9.8.1816

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich asks when the works commissioned by Alexander Baillie and Jørgen Knudtzon will be ready fo...

20.11.1816

Hans Carl Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.11.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he has returned to Norway. He looks forward to seeing Thorvaldsen in Copenha...

Efter 1817

NN

NN

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

1817

NN

NN

Reference to Thorvaldsen in an index in Nicolaus Esterházy’s archive.

Between 29.4.1817 og 20.5.1817

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lord Byron is in Rome, and Hobhouse wants Thorvaldsen to portray him. He hopes that Thorvaldsen i...

May 1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen Knudtzon

Thorvaldsen writes that he has been very busy working and showing his workshop to English visitor...

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...

10.5.1817

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of May 1817.

7.6.1817

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of June 1817.

17.6.1817

Georgina M. Waddington

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Waddington informs Thorvaldsen that her daughter is to marry Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, wh...

12.7.1817

Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

Christiana Bunsen

Bunsen’s mother-in-law Georgiana M. Waddington has contacted Thorvaldsen in order to ask him to m...

14.7.1817

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.8.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar sends a death mask of his son, Thomson Henry Bonar, and asks Thorvaldsen to execute a portr...

5.9.1817

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.9.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar has received Thorvaldsen’s letter, and now he wants to know when his son’s bust and the rel...

2.10.1817

Nicolaus Esterházy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Esterházy acknowledges receipt of Thorvaldsen’s letter, which confirms what they agreed on during...

27.10.1817

Redaktørerne ved Grätzer Zeitung

Omnes

Paragraph praising Shepherd Boy, A177, and the bust of Georges Gordon Byron.

30.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has just celebrated her son-in-law August von Hedemann’s birthday with about twenty gues...

Efter 7.12.1817

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse has asked the banking firm of Schultheiss to send a crate to Leghorn. They have been tol...

12.12.1817

Adam Gottlob Müller

Jørgen Koch

Müller asks Koch to contact Thorvaldsen in Rome regarding the execution of the marble bust of Hen...

24.12.1817

Giuditta Nalli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nalli acknowledges receipt of 4 scudi from Thorvaldsen.

After 1818

Maria Craufurd

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

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 ...

13.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humboldt remarks jokingly that the fact that his bust has been miscoloured must be the punishment...

4.4.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

20.6.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt is annoyed that Thorvaldsen only started modelling a new bust of her just before her dep...

11.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has returned from Rome with a bust that, in her eyes, is still unfinished. ...

27.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen vil ikke rejse med Herman Schubart til Danmark, men vil tage af sted til foråret i se...

22.11.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for one or several weeks in November 1818.

15.12.1818

Edward Everett

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Everett has commissioned some copies of the bust of Lord Byron without specifying the material. A...

13.1.1819

Edward Everett

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Everett asks if Thorvaldsen can deliver the six plaster copies of the bust of Lord Byron as there...

14.1.1819

G.B. Monti

Bartolommeo Pacca, Bertel Thorvaldsen

Export license for a portrait bust, possibly Józef Poniatowski, cf. A249.

16.1.1819

Agnete Marie Rosencrone

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Agnete Rosencrone asks Thorvaldsen to send the bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210, to Denmark....

16.1.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of January 1819.

6.2.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of February 1819.

21.3.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the third week of March 1819.

8.4.1819

Narcyz Makowiecki

Pierre Jullien

Makowiecki asks the banker Jullien to pay Thorvaldsen 50 ecus after the bust of Józef Poniatowski...

11.5.1819

N.C.L. Abrahams, N.C. Møhl, Lorens Thortsen

Just Mathias Thiele

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

25.5.1819

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.5.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Andreas Christian Gierlew

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

12.6.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Niels Rosenkrantz

Clemens Metternich is leaving Rome in two days and is posing for Thorvaldsen, who is modelling hi...

17.6.1819

Clemens Metternich

Eleonore von Kaunitz

Thorvaldsen has modelled Metternich’s bust, cf. A234. The artist will pass through Vienna before ...

19.6.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

17.7.1819-28.7.1821

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts for payment of wages to Thorvaldsen’s assistants for work on François Gabriel de Bray’s ...

17.7.1819-9.2.1822

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of payments of wages to Thorvaldsen’s assistants for work on: Two marble copies of Wi...

24.7.1819-4.5.1823

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts for payment of wages to Thorvaldsen’s assistants for work on: # A bust of Thoms...

Possibly 30.6.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri reminds Thorvaldsen that he has promised to deliver a bust, probably of Nicolaus Esterhá...

14.8.1819-30.10.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts for payment of wages to Thorvaldsen’s assistants for work on Jurij Aleksándrovitj Golóvk...

August 1819 - marts 1820

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.8.-28.8.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts for work on two marble busts, one of Nicolaus Esterhàzy and the other of an unnamed frie...

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...

Sandsynligvis oktober 1819-august 1820

Adam Gottlob Müller

Rasmus Emil Bruun

Müller asks Bruun to contact Thorvaldsen regarding his marble bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A2...

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...

5.1.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

16.1.1820

Pietro Tenerani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.7.1820

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted is curious to know if Aagaard has seen Thorvaldsen’s busts of the Royal Family (Frederi...

September 1820

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse introduces his compatriot Joseph Douglas Strutt, who is spending the winter in Rome. He ...

September 1820

John Cam Hobhouse

Joseph Douglas Strutt

Hobgouse sends three letters that may be useful to him. He requests Strutt to ask Thorvaldsen to ...

28.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who gets the idea of enlarging his professorial residence at the Academy of F...

30.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Caroline Amalie, A716.

6.1.1821

Jørgen Koch

Christiane Amalie Koch

Thorvaldsen is modelling the bust of Caroline Amalie and will then continue with the bust of Chri...

7.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen begins modelling the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197. The sculptor and the ...

9.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

11.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

13.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has finished modelling the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

17.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen in his workshop, where he meets the Russian general Alexander Ivanovich Osterm...

24.1.1821

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted mentions four busts recently completed by Thorvaldsen.

27.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who has modelled a bust of the Austrian Prince Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg...

22.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits the German painter Adolf Senff and then Thorvaldsen, who is working on a marble version of...

26.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

27.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Sends a drawing of his bust, cf. either A197 or A753, to Countess Pauline Escalon.

11.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

3.4.1821

Lega Zambelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On Byron’s behalf, Zambelli thanks Thorvaldsen for having finished the bust and asks him to send ...

7.4.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Leaves Rome after a long visit. Thorvaldsen and other artists take leave of the royal couple at L...

17.4.1821

Lega Zambelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zambelli informs Thorvaldsen that Byron will pay all freight charges for the shipment of his bust...

Maj 1821

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia is disappointed that Thorvaldsen has not complied with the agreement to complete Jason w...

24.5.1821

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Luigi Sommariva

Sommariva writes that Christian (8.) Frederik and Caroline Amalie are going to present him with m...

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...

7.11.1821

Jørgen Koch

Kunstakademiet, København

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

Antagelig 1822

? (Fru) Butler Claxton

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mrs. Claxton has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop and wants to knpw the price of a bust of Lo...

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...

20.11.1822

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits C.W. Eckersberg, enjoys his paintings, and sees his casts of Thorvaldsen’s portrait ...

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...

Tidligst 1823, senest 1825

Anton Endres

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Samlet oversigt over værker bestilt hos Thorvaldsen 1823 af Schönborn, jf. A177, A233, A827, A411...

17.4.1823

Friedrich Bluhme

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie Sophie Frederikke, A192, Vilhel...

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Draft letter dated 29.4.1823. Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie S...

18.8.1823

François Gabriel de Bray

Bertel Thorvaldsen

De Bray has received the crates with the two reliefs Night, cf. A369, and Day, cf. A370, and his ...

20.12.1823

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner fortæller, at de hos Thorvaldsen bestilte buster, først vil blive færdige den følgende som...

10.1.-26.6.1824

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Februar - december 1824

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

17.2.1824

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Johann Martin von Wagner

Schönborn skriver, at den hos Thorvaldsen bestilte portrætbuste af kronprins Ludwig (1.) af Bayer...

23.3.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.3.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

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

12.6.1824

Just Mathias Thiele

Ole Johan Freuchen

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

Juli 1824

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

10.7.1824

C.W. Eckersberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.7.1824

Julie von Dörnberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Julie von Dörnberg sends her late son Unico von Dörnberg’s death mask to Thorvaldsen and asks him...

2.8.1824

Pirard & Descamps

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.8.1824

Frederico Gürtler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gürtler informs Thorvaldsen that he has packed and sent the young Baron Unico von Dörnberg’s deat...

11.8.1824

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.9.1824

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

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

20.1.1825

Pietro Benvenuti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Benvenuti recommends the sculptor Emilio Santarelli, whom he wants Thorvaldsen to take on as his ...

Efter 25.1.1825 og før 26.2.1825

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In this note Szymanowska takes leave of Thorvaldsen and thanks him for immortalizing her. She wri...

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

14.10.1825

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska writes from Paris, where she is staying at the moment because her English audience ar...

Juni - august 1826

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

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

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen explains that G.B. Sommariva wanted to be portrayed at full length together with Thor...

10.11.1826

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1827-1833

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter expresses dissatisfaction with the number of works for the Church of Our Lady and Chri...

1.5.1827

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska, who is now living in Saint Petersburg in order to be able to support her family, sen...

Oktober - november 1827

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig forår 1828

Wriothesley Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell regrets that he has to postpone his visit to Thorvaldsen, but he has time after Monday.

8.3.1828

Joseph Hermann (den yngre)

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.4.1828

Mathilde Theresia von Irgens-Bergh

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.4.1828

George Hilaro Barlow

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

12.8.1828

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Adler is surprised that Thorvaldsen has not yet claimed the money which Christian (8.) Frederik h...

Omkring 1829

Eliza Glenorchy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Eliza Glenorchy cancels her appointment with Thorvaldsen and suggests another time.

8.1.1829

Frederik Ferdinand Friis

Just Mathias Thiele

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

5.4.1829

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Helene invites Thorvaldsen to come to her two days later.

11.4.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.5.1829

Honoria Louisa Cadogan

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The sender asks Thorvaldsen to receive the Marquis of Douro and his wife, who want to see Thorval...

24.5.1829

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska sends the letter with the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz, who she thinks will greatly ap...

18.7.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

3.8.1829

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.9.1829

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

12.12.1829

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.12.1829

Frederik Ferdinand Friis

Just Mathias Thiele

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

18.1.1830

H.W. Bissen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ill and in pecuniary distress, H.W. Bissen asks Thorvaldsen for his permission to execute a marbl...

6.2.1830

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.2.1830

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Ludwig Schorn

Schönborn har læst, at Thorvaldsen opholder sig i München, og beder derfor Schorn om at spørge bi...

9.3.1830

Alexander Murray

Bertel Thorvaldsen

W.H. Gibbs writes that Murray has been to see Thorvaldsen, but he was not there. The payment for ...

11.3.1830

Edward Divett (den yngre)

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.5.1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Narcyz Makowiecki

Receipt for 50 of the 100 scudi which the bust of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A249, costs.

27.5.1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Narcyz Makowiecki

Note regarding the payment of the second half of the price of a marble bust of Józef Poniatowski,...

10.7.1830

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt (d.y.)

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

Mellem 3.8.1832 og 8.8.1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska asks Thorvaldsen to take the opportunity to write to Zofia Potocka while she is in Vi...

10.12.1832

Anselmo Ronchetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ronchetti has heard that Thorvaldsen’s son-in-law likes the boots. He is eager to see the b...

5.2.1833

Jan Radziwonski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dr. Jan Radziwonski forwards a letter from Zofia Potocka and reminds Thorvaldsen that Józefina Ma...

21.3.1833

Anselmo Ronchetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ronchetti takes advantage of Marco Viani’s departure from Milan to send a greeting to Thorv...

30.3.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.4.1833

John Freeborn

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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 ...

24.6.1833

Anselmo Ronchetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ronchetti thanks Thorvaldsen warmly for the bust of Lord Byron, who will now live on not only thr...

5.10.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

A written confirmation that two works of art in Thorvaldsen’s collection in Copenhagen – the pain...

Mellem 3.8.1832 og 8.8.1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Alfred Potocki and Zofia Potocka, Czartoryska wants to know which month Thorvaldsen ...

1.10.1835

Madame Besson

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Madame Besson asks Thorvaldsen to send a couple of his men with a portrait of Napoleon, cf. A909,...

6.11.1836

Alexander von Humboldt

Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

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

July-September 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 7th part of 60 in all.

3.9.1839

Johan Bravo

Jonas Collin

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

Not earlier than July 1840

Johanne Luise Heiberg

Omnes

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

27.8.1840

F.C. Olsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Olsen asks if Thotvaldsen has executed a portrait bust of Christine Stampe. The answer is no, but...

10.2.1843

J.C. Donnellan

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1849

Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

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

16.3.1876

Emilie Jensine Eckersberg, Albert Thorvaldsen Wilckens, C.F. Wilckens

C.F. Wilckens

Emilie Eckersberg writes to Thorvaldsen’s former valet in order to aks him to help her sell...