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Statues, Allegories

24.8.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Filippo Mazzei writes to Thorvaldsen, whom he has not been able to meet in Rome, in order to invi...

11.10.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mazzei contacts Thorvaldsen to clarify a misunderstanding about the size of the sculpture which t...

11.11.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mazzei writes to make sure that the price of Thorvaldsen’s sculpture has been given in scud...

31.12.1806

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen commissions works from Thorvaldsen. For the façade of Christiansborg Palace, he wants...

18.6.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch beklager, at Thorvaldsen endnu ikke er færdig med statuerne af Amor holder en sommerfugl fo...

19.7.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch beretter, at Thorvaldsen har færdiggjort Amor holder en sommerfugl for at såre den med en p...

6.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Mange unge kunstnere er syge i Rom, heller ikke Thorvaldsen har det godt. Han har fuldført modell...

17.1.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of January 1818.

16.5.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Despite the prospect of only a modest payment, Thorvaldsen has agreed to execute a model for the ...

Antagelig 23. eller 28.5.1818

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Description of the rock wall in Lucerne where the monument to the Swiss Guard is to be placed, Dy...

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

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

13.6.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Thorvaldsen has not yet made the promised draft of the monument to the fallen Swiss Guards, cf. D...

2.8.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Before leaving Rome, Rüttimann wants to visit Thorvaldsen in order to discuss the monument Dying ...

8.8.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Thorvaldsen has finished a drawing for the monument to the members of the Swiss Guard, cf. Dying ...

7.9.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rüttimann is grateful that Thorvaldsen has agreed to execute a model of Dying Lion (The Lucerne ...

31.10.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the fifth week of October 1818.

7.11.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of November 1818.

19.11.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rüttimann reiterates some questions that he wants Thorvaldsen to answer concerning the monument D...

Antagelig 5.12.1818

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller sends a drawing of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119. He fears that the...

6.1.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that Thorvaldsen has begun work on the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf...

16.1.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of January 1819.

13.2.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller regrets that work on the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, is so slow and...

20.2.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Thorvaldsen is delighted at the idea of having the mon...

6.3.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted praises Thorvaldsen’s latest sculptures, Dancing Girl, A179, Cupid and the Graces, A29 ...

26.3.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Thorvaldsen has been ill and therefore has not begun w...

24.4.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that Thorvaldsen is very busy and is about to leave for Denmark.

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 ...

8.5.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of May 1819.

22.5.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion) , cf. cast A119, is nearly finish...

23.5.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that Thorvaldsen wants to visit Lucerne in order to see the execution of the monum...

6.6.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of June 1819.

12.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller expresses a hope that, in spite of the price, an accomplished Italian sculptor will be cho...

17.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Keller presses Thorvaldsen for the completion of the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf....

19.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller complains that it is difficult to get Thorvaldsen to complete his work on the model for Dy...

17.7.1819-5.1.1822

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts for payment of wages to Thorvaldsen’s assistants for the marble carving of Dancing Girl,...

3.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller writes that the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, has been completed and ...

Omkring 3.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Omnes

Review of the planned monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. cast A119, in commemoration of ...

31.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that the small model for the monument to the Swiss guards in Lucerne, cf. Dying Li...

August 1819 - marts 1820

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of payments concerning the following works by Thorvaldsen: A119, A893, A312, A720, A811,...

5.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller is pleased that Thorvaldsen, contrary to expectations, has visited Lucerne on his journey ...

7.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that both models of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, have be...

14.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller gives instructions concerning measurements and special circumstances in connection with th...

17.3.1821-26.12.1822

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of repairs on a marble version of Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, which had been damaged in t...

12.8.1821

Jørgen Conrad de Falsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Writing on an envelope, Falsen reminds Thorvaldsen that he has promised to make a sepulchral monu...

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Describes the inauguration of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne, w...

Tidligst 1823, senest 1825

Anton Endres

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Samlet oversigt over værker bestilt hos Thorvaldsen 1823 af Schönborn, jf. A177, A233, A827, A411...

25.1.1823

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schönborn forwards the contract for his commission from Thorvaldsen and asks the sculptor to ackn...

25.1.1823

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schönborn writes that he has already paid 1,000 scudi, and that Thorvaldsen can draw the remainde...

25.1.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Kontrakt underskrevet af Thorvaldsen vedr. Schönborns bestilling af statuen Hyrdedreng, jf. A177,...

31.1.1823

Rudolf Emanuel Wettstein

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wettstein asks Thorvaldsen for a recommendation of the Swiss painter Hieronimus Hess. He has hear...

26.4.-27.12.1823

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts for carving the fourth marble version of Shepherd Boy, cf. A177.

9.5.1823

Jollage & Hopfgarten

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Bronzestøberne Jollage og Hopfgarten kvitterer for modtagelsen af betaling for støbning af en bro...

13.9.1823

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner beretter, at arbejdet skrider fremad på de værker, Schönborn har bestilt hos Thorvaldsen.

30.7.1825

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner skriver, at især Thorvaldsen er bagud ift. færdiggørelsen af de værker, Schönborn har best...

17.2.1827

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound thanks Thorvaldsen for having taken on the Scottish sculptor Alexander R...

19.1.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Specification of Thorvaldsen’s expenses for storage, crates, and packing in connection with...

3.1.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.2.1830

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Ludwig Schorn

Schönborn har læst, at Thorvaldsen opholder sig i München, og beder derfor Schorn om at spørge bi...

28.2.1830

Ludwig Schorn

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Schorn har opfyldt Schönborns ønske og sender nu Thorvaldsens svar på, hvor langt de hos ham best...

16.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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

12.6.1831

Anastasie de Circourt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anastasie de Circourt recommends the Swiss sculptor Raphael Christen to Thorvaldsen.

24.10.1832

Luigi Bienaimé

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Bienaimé har hørt fra billedhuggeren Emil Wolff, at Schönborn kunne tænke sig at lade Bienaimé ud...

27.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited St. Peter’s Basilica, where he saw Thorvaldsen’s monument to Pius 7., cf. A1...

November 1847

Emilie Roed

Jens William Kruse

Emilie Roed beretter om en dødelig influenzaepidemi i København, der har smittet over 40.000 borg...