The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Portrait Statues, Historical Persons

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21.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen has received commissions from C.F. Hansen and the Building Commission for Christiansb...

25.11.1826

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

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

25.8.1830

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska sends the letter with Princess Sofia Volkonskaia. She tells Thorvaldsen that she is a...

30.3.1833

Ralph Waldo Emerson

NN

Emerson writes in his diary that he has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop and seen the statue ...

21.1.1834

H.C. Andersen

Jonas Collin

Andersen describes an accident in Thorvaldsen’s workshop, which could have cost the sculptor his ...

1836

Andreas Munch

Omnes

Poem in 14 stanzas about a young and inquisitive poet’s meeting with art. In “The Castle” he is s...

January 1836

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer to Rantzau’s latest letter and mentions the many commi...

1839

Ottavio Gigli

Omnes

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

18.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen pays tribute to King Christian VIII six weeks after his accession to the throne. Thor...

19.2.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Entry stating that Christian VIII has sent Thorvaldsen a commission for the monument to Christian...

30.4.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Attends the launching of the frigate Thetis. Visits the exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts an...

26.11.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen’s workshop at Charlottenborg and sees the original plaster model, Christ...

30.6.1841

NN

Omnes

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

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Information about the expected arrival at Leghorn of the frigate Thetis and about the sepulchral ...

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

A short summary of a letter to Thorvaldsen with information about the frigate Thetis and the sepu...

Tidligst 13.1.1842, før 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

14.1.1842

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele reports news from Copenhagen, e.g. that Christian 8. will send a frigate to Italy to fetch...

After 1.2.1842, before 15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Sixth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842. The draft is considerably longer than the final letter.

15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen confirms receipt of the letter saying that a frigate will be sent to Italy in order t...

17.5.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christine Stampe

Thorvaldsen promises Christine Stampe to return to Denmark within a year. If he does not, he has ...