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Reliefs, Christian Mythology

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2.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.12.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

4.3.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that Charlotte Schimmelmann is satisfied with Thorvaldsen’s sketch of Bapti...

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...

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...

31.8.1805

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund has heard that Thorvaldsen is working on the relief The Baptism of Christ, possibly A736, du...

16.9.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart hopes that Thorvaldsen has arrived safely in Rome. He mentions the mortally ill Caspar B...

8.8.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

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...

22.10.1808

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Thorvaldsen informs Schimmelmann that the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, whi...

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

12.6.1818

Stanislaus de Chaudoir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chaudoir commissions the monument to his first wife Aloisia, cf. Monument to Stanislaus Chaudoir...

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

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

After 11.10.1818

B.S. Ingemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Excerpt of Ingemann’s Reiselyren, which describes some of Thorvaldsen’s works.

15.12.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Det toscanske Hof

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

28.5.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius bought cameos after Night, cf. A369, and Day, cf. A370, finished his diary, and went fo...

19.6.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted writes about his Roman friends and about Thorvaldsen in particular. He is happy that Th...

24.10.1819

Christian Ditlev Reventlow

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.2.1820

Friederike Brun, Redaktørerne ved Tilskueren

Omnes

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

4.4.1820

Nicolai Holten, Adam Wilhelm Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Moltke writes that 4000 species have been collected for carving marble versions of the two bas-re...

5.10.1820

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

Allgemeine Zeitung reports on Thorvaldsen’s visit to Berlin and Dresden, on his coming visi...

24.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Thorvaldsen responds to Gunnerus’ letter of 16.3.1822. He feels sympathy for Gunnerus and his unh...

24.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Thorvaldsen responds to Gunnerus’ letter of 16.3.1822. He feels sympathy for Gunnerus and his unh...

21.2.1824

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus informs Thorvaldsen that he has handed over his deed of gift of 24.5.1822 and the owners...

4.7.1824

Commissione per il Monumento Vaccà

Commissione per il Monumento Vaccà

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

19.2.1825

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus has heard that the relief Caritas, cf. A598, will arrive in Copenhagen from Leghorn the ...

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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

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...

10.4.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, Thorvaldsen is asked by the Building Commission for the Chur...

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen is very disappointed about the postponement of the shipment to Denmark of Thorvaldsen...

18.8.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francesco Mastiani-Brunacci

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

22.8.1827

Antonio Piccolomini Bellanti

NN

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

30.8.1827

G. Conti

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

17.9.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen has read a letter from Hermann Ernst Freund concerning the forthcoming transportation...

19.9.1827

Antonio Piccolomini Bellanti

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

6.10.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

17.10.1827

Francesco Mastiani-Brunacci

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

3.11.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

1.2.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

26.4.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

1.7.1828

C. Giuseppe Caproni Camerino

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

25.4.1829

NN

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

9.6.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

18.8.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

5.10.1829

G. Cantini

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

21.10.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

28.6.1830

Magistrato della Communità di Pisa

Giovanni Domenico Anguillesi

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

24.11.1832

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen expresses his gratitude for two letters from the Building Commission for Christiansbo...

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...

5.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen visits the cemetery Campo Santo in Pisa, where he sees Thorvaldsen’s relief Monument to ...

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is in bed with a severe cold and dictates the letter to Ludvig Bødtcher, so C.F. Hans...

16.8.1834

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At Thorvaldsen’s request, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace and the Univers...

11.11.1835

NN

Omnes

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

10.11.1839

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Christian Fick

Thorvaldsen declines a dinner invitation in Copenhagen on 19.11.1839 because he is busy working o...

6.7.1841

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

16.1.1842

Mathilde von Waldenburg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

von Waldenburg asks for a cast of The Adoration of the Shepherds, A570, and Thorvaldsen’s s...

31.1.1842

Ludvig Müller

Christian 8.

Müller sends a report to Christian 8. on Danish artists in Rome. He gives a detailed description ...

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.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

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...