The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Portrait Busts, Historical Persons

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

31.1.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

Efter 21.9.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Fragment of a draft letter: Thorvaldsen has arrived in Rome, he mentions Caspar Bartholin and C.F...

19.10.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

14.8.1806

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.9.1816

Christian Erdmann Gottlieb Prestel

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Prestel anbefaler Thorvaldsen både som menneske og kunstner og giver eksempler på billedhuggerens...

27.4.1822

Alessandro Cappi

Clemente Cardinali

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23.10.1824

Narcyz Makowiecki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Makowiecki reminds Thorvaldsen that he has not yet received the marble copy of the bust of Józef ...

7.6.1839

Redaktørerne ved Berlingske Tidende

Omnes

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3.9.1839

Johan Bravo

Jonas Collin

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16.12.1839

Fanny Hensel

Rebekka Dirichlet

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