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2.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.11.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late reply and informs Schubart that he is finishing Bacchus, A2. ...

26.12.1804

Antonio Canova

Nicolai Abildgaard, Kunstakademiet, København

Canova thanks Abildgaard for his nomination as a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,...

6.7.1805

Arnold Wallick

Christian 8.

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

12.4.1806

Arnold Wallick

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.

11.5.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Thorvaldsen will contribute a relief to the planned monument to Queen Luise.

19.7.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Thorvaldsen has finished Cupid Holding a Butterfly to Hurt it with an Arrow and...

6.8.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has modelled a portrait bust, which will now be executed in marble. He will then make money...

12.9.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes about the choice of marble. He finds it offensive that Thorvaldsen publishes his wor...

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...

14.12.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

17.12.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Like Thorvaldsen, Rauch intends to have his portrait statue roughhewn by his assistants. He state...

21.6.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has praised Rauch’s sepulchral monument to Queen Luise. He is not feeling well ...

4.7.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch is helped by Thorvaldsen’s assistants in the execution of his monument to Queen Luise. Thor...

3.10.1815

Jelizaveta Aleksejevna Osterman-Tolstaja

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

14.7.1817

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.11.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt is pleased that Rauch has been commissioned to execute a monument to the Ge...

Efter 1818

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts of expenses for models, purchase of tools, etc.

1813-1815

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Nelle Relazioni accademiche del triennio 1813-15 pubblicate dall’Ateneo di Brescia, parland...

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...

3.9.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva is pleased that Thorvaldsen is with their mutual friend Herman Schubart, and that he ta...

1.10.1818

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

1.1.1819

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Rüttimann informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Heinrich Keller has spoken with Thorvaldsen about t...

7.5.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller writes that the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, is much admired. He is ...

25.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

29.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

11.2.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

10.5.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

17.-23.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Canova’s workshop and comments on the sculptor’s works. Then he visits Thorvaldsen’s works...

7.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

26.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

11.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

2.4.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Has visited Thorvaldsen and is pleased with the sketch, Nysø34, for the statue of Caroline Amalie...

7.1.1822

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

The Earl of Minto describes a visit to Thorvaldsen’s and Canova’s workshops and compa...

14.3.1822

Jacob Ludwig Salomo Bartholdy

Johann Martin von Wagner

Bartholdy writes about Franz Erwein von Schönborn’s commission of a statue of Bacchus from the la...

16.3.1822

Johann Martin von Wagner

Leo von Klenze

Wagner sums up Schönborn’s possibilities regarding his commission of a Bacchus statue from the la...

20.4.1822

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Johann Martin von Wagner

Schönborn thanks Wagner for his help and advice in connection with the completion of an unfinishe...

6.7.1822

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner regrets his late answer regarding the completion of the Bacchus statue left by the late Ru...

2.4.1823

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva har hørt om vådeskuddet, der sårede Thorvaldsen. Han har i Firenze talt med Pietro Tene...

12.7.1823

Johann Leeb

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Leeb writes that he has completed the model for his statue Sleeping Cupid and has had it cast in ...

25.9.1824

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

De Chapeaurouge

Schönborn has been informed that a marble statue is ready to be sent to him. He assumes that it i...

8.2.1825

Johann Leeb

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Leeb reports that his statue Sleeping Cupid has been completed in marble. He has been relieved to...

18.5.1825

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The room in which the frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A505, is to be put up ...

30.7.1825

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner writes that Thorvaldsen is particularly late in completing the works commissioned from him...

5.10.1825

Ludwig Schorn

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Thorvaldsen is used indirectly to reduce the price of works by Johann Heinrich von Dannecker.

11.4.1826

Ferdinando Dôrhel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of his client, Luigi Sommariva, Dôrhel presses Thorvaldsen for the remaining part of th...

25.4.1827

Johann Leeb

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Leeb thanks Thorvaldsen for his advice and his helpfulness. He is pleased to have settled in Muni...

9.6.1827

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Omnes

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

Antagelig senest primo marts 1829

Carlo Poggi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Poggi asks Thorvaldsen for work after a year of troubles has put him in a desperate situation. Ea...

25.4.1829

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

21.5.1829

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Adam Oehlenschläger recommends the composer J.F. Frøhlich to Thorvaldsen. He is pleased that the ...

28.7.1829

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Omnes

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

30.1.1830

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.2.1832

Ludwig von Schwanthaler

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Thorvaldsen has praised Schwanthaler’s reliefs, and the sculptor regrets that it takes such a lon...

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...

26.2.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The corvette Galathea will arrive at Leghorn around 1.7.1833, and Thorvaldsen is asked to have th...

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 ...

6.11.1836

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

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

14.8.1840

Johanne Juliane Antonetti

Adelgunde Vogt

Receipt from the plaster-casting works of Antonetti’s Widow for two moulds and three casts.

24.8.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Alessandro Ceccarini

Thorvaldsen recommends the apprentice sculptor Alessandro Ceccarini after having seen his copies ...

2.6.1843

Angelo Bezzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bezzi is in financial difficulties and asks Thorvaldsen to give him his statuette Dice Player, G2...

April 1845 (September 1841)

Timothy Shay Arthur

Omnes

Description of Thorvaldsen’s visit to the sculptor Hiram Powers’ workshop in Florence...

28.2.1846

G. Chiappa

Omnes

In an article about the Malaspina Museum in Pavia, the chronicler Giuseppe Chiappa reports the ne...