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7.12.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

28.12.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart and his wife have moved from Montenero to Pisa, where they have to spend the winter beca...

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...

9.1.1807

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart summarizes to Thorvaldsen their mutual financial status and tells him to inform him if h...

30.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart for a bill of exchange. He has had financial problems because the war...

2.11.1817

B.S. Ingemann, Børge Henrik Knap

Omnes

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

1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kruse encloses the prospectus in which the Danish population is invited to contribute to the acqu...

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...

2.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Christian (8.) Frederik visits Thorvaldsen with an offer of a commission for Hermann Ernst Freund...

19.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has modelled Christ, cf. A82 and the apostles Peter, cf. A86 and Paul, cf. A103 in clay.

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik wants to know which of Thorvaldsen’s works wil be sent home in the ...

28.11.1826

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Building Commission for the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, is looking forward to receiving ...

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

Second 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

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827. Extr...

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...

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...

17.3.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Concerning the way in which Thorvaldsen’s loan to Christian (8.) Frederik is to be paid bac...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter expresses dissatisfaction with the number of works for the Church of Our Lady and Chri...

10.4.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.5.1827

G. Petrozzani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.5.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace ask Thorva...

6.6.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Building Commission for the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen seize the opportunity to have th...

22.6.1827

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich lists the works of art for the Church of Our Lady and Christiansborg Palace which the merc...

27.7.1827

Johan Gunder Adler, Hermann Ernst Freund

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Adler writes to the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace, quoting a letter dated 30.6.18...

17.9.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.12.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The ship owner L.N. Hvidt has informed the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace that the...

15.1.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

Concerning the lading at Leghorn of Thorvaldsen’s artworks for the Academy of Fine Arts and...

19.1.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

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

2.2.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hermann Ernst Freund

Thorvaldsen requests information about the execution of the figure of Christ in Carrara. Freund i...

20.3.1828

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau asks Thorvaldsen for help in connection with Prince Frederik’s (7.) impending visit to Ro...

17.6.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

Thorvaldsen’s twelve apostles for the Church of Our Lady are too big for their niches, and it has...

Presumably 26.6.1828

H.W. Bissen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bissen recounts his journey on foot to Florence and mentions that he has seen Thorvaldsen’s Chris...

8.7.1828

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commission thanks Thorvaldsen for Christ, cf. A82, and the twelve apostles for the Church of ...

21.8.1828

Pietro Antonio Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.9.1828

Pietro Antonio Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bienaimé erklærer, at billedhuggeren Andrea Bardi har arbejdet i 47 dage på Thorvaldsens marmorve...

30.12.1828

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Cancellation of the commission for two marble candelabra which Thorvaldsen was to have executed f...

1831

Rembrandt Peale

Omnes

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

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For unknown reasons, the letter has been severely damaged. See instead the draft of the letter fo...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik has heard that the Alexander Frieze, cf. A503, and Christ, cf. A82, and John t...

21.2.1832

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commission has learned that Thorvaldsen had completed marble versions of Baptismal Angel, cf....

17.6.1832

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Clarification of circumstances relating to the commissions for Christiansborg Palace and the Chur...

Mellem 3.8.1832 og 8.8.1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska asks Thorvaldsen to take the opportunity to write to Zofia Potocka while she is in Vi...

9.10.1832

Teresa Lubomirska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Teresa Lubomirska tells Thorvaldsen that Zofia Potocka has written to her several times to ask Th...

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...

16.7.1833

Pietro Antonio Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bienaimé is at Carrara, where the marble statue of Crist, cf. A82, has been ready for shipment to...

Før 8.8.1833

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List of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea in ...

Før 8.8.1833

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List of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea in ...

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...

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...

8.4.1836

Ludvig Bødtcher

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bødtcher worries that Thorvaldsen has not received his latest letter, sent through the painter Al...

25.3.1839

Redaktørerne ved Berlingske Tidende

Omnes

Berlingske Tidende rapporterer fra Vor Frue Kirkes genåbning i København.

28.3.1839

Redaktørerne ved Dannevirke

Omnes

Dannevirke refererer Berlingske Tidendes nyhed om den kommende genåbning af Vor Frue Kirke i Købe...

Winter 1839-40

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

1841

Nikolaj Krossing

Omnes

Poem about the life and works of Thorvaldsen.

31.1.1842

Ludvig Müller

Christian 8.

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