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Portraits, Depicting Thorvaldsen

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6.9.1798

Repubblica Romana

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s residence permit, issued by the Roman republic.

8.8.1810

Police Générale de L’Empire

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.4.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch is getting better every day and is going to begin Thorvaldsen’s portrait bust, Dep.31.

13.4.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch will soon be ready to model his portrait bust of Thorvaldsen, Dep.31. Then he will send it ...

11.5.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch’s portrait of Thorvaldsen, Dep.31, is praised and is very lifelike. He is going to send a c...

11.4.1815

J.F. Clemens

C.W. Eckersberg

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

4.7.1815

J.F. Clemens

C.W. Eckersberg

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

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.3.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva informerer om sine rejser og forhindringerne undervejs, der har forsinket hans tilbagev...

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

Koch writes about Thorvaldsen’s works and commissions. The sculptor has completed Mercury a...

19.7.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva har hørt, at gemmeskæreren Girometti arbejder på hans portræt i kamé. Han beklager dybt...

10.8.1820

A.C. Kierulff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvalden’s passport for his journey from Copenhagen to Italy via Warsaw.

18.11.1820

J.F. Clemens

Omnes

Advertisement in the newspaper Dagen for Clemens’s copperplate portrait, E9, of Thorvaldsen.

31.5.1822

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Veit Hanns Schnorr von Carolsfeld

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

15.3.1823

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Johann Gottlob von Quandt

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

1824

Peder Horrebow Haste, J.C. Riise

Omnes

Haste sends additions and corrections to Nicolay Fürst’s biography of Thorvaldsen. Haste writes a...

25.1.1825

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska writes that her concert in the Teatro del Fondo the day before was a great success, a...

12.4.1828

Carsten Hauch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hauch is grateful to Thorvaldsen for his friendship in Rome. He has written a drama which he is g...

26.11.1829

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

8.6.1830

Peder Horrebow Haste

Just Mathias Thiele

Haste replies to a letter from Thiele requesting information about Thorvaldsen. He states that hi...

5.7.1830

Samuel Morse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Morse informs Thorvaldsen that he is leaving for Naples but will return to Rome in September or O...

1831

Rembrandt Peale

Omnes

Peale describes his impression of Thorvaldsen, his works, and his studio practice. He is critical...

15.3.1831

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Mendelsohn has learnt something from Horace Vernet, which he thinks everyone could learn from him...

Tidligst 1832, senest 1835

Charles Lees

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lees asks Thorvaldsen for a meeting at 9 a.m. next Sunday, probably in order to make a portrait o...

1.11.1832

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

H.W. Bissen’s marble bust of Thorvaldsen has arrived in Copenhagen.

22.11.1832

NN

Omnes

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

12.1.1833

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen hopes to see Thorvaldsen and his works for Christiansborg Palace and the Church of Our Lad...

21.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited Christen Christensen, who is working on a portrait of Thorvaldsen, and in Al...

22.5.1834

Luigi Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.1.1835

Heinrich Maria von Hess

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

In his last letter, Hess forgot to give the measurements of his finished portrait of Thorvaldsen ...

29.3.1835

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Heinrich Maria von Hess

Schönborn apologizes for his late answer and gives instructions on how Hess’s portrait of Thorval...

8.8.1835

Heinrich Maria von Hess

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Hess writes that he has finished and sent off his portrait of Thorvaldsen. He wants the painting ...

3.11.1835

Gaspare Galeazzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

After many tribulations, Galeazzi has had 12 Byron medals struck at the Mint in Turin. He has als...

8.11.1835

Heinrich Maria von Hess

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Hess acknowledges receipt of the payment for his portrait of Thorvaldsen, which is a copy of one ...

22.4.1836

NN

Omnes

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

22.12.1836

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

Notice about Carl Gotthelf Küchler’s portrait of Thorvaldsen, exhibited at the Art Society in Cop...

24.6.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

16.8.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

21.10.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

4.2.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.S. Cabot

Dedication by Thorvaldsen affixed on the back of a portrait painted by Blunck

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...

12.11.1838

G. Borup

Omnes

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

23.11.1838

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

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

10.12.1838

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

Presumably 1839 or 1840

Ferdinand Richardt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Richardt’s receipt for Thorvaldsen’s payment for a painting, either A Studio at the Academy of Fi...

June-July 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 3rd part of 60 in all.

July-October 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 8th part of 60 in all.

Winter 1839-40

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

June-July 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 25th part of 60 in all.

September 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 32th part of 60 in all.

1.9.1841

C.F. Wilckens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s valet reports to Thorvaldsen, who is in Rome, what is happening in Denmark. H...

23.9.1841

Benjamin Gibson

Edwin Keet

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

23.12.1841

Antolka Hiller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hiller asks Thorvaldsen to postpone their appointment until the following day as Henri Lehmann ha...

21.5.1842

J.V. Gertner

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gertner tells Thorvaldsen about his participation in the competition for the gold medal of the Ac...

8.6.1844

Jens Peter Lodberg

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

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

20.6.1844

J.F. Schouw

Just Mathias Thiele

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

14.4.1845

Just Mathias Thiele

C.F. Wilckens

Thiele asks Wilckens for information about a copy of Horace Vernet’s Portrait of Thorvaldsen Mod...

Efter 1858

NN

NN

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...

1896 (1841-42)

Wilhelm August Rudolf Lehmann

Omnes

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