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Thorvaldsen and Canova

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August 1803

Carl Ludwig Fernow

Omnes

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Muligvis juni 1803

Friederike Brun

Antonio Canova

Brun thanks Canova for the flowers he has sent her; she and Thorvaldsen have arranged them very a...

June 1803

Knud Lyne Rahbek

Omnes

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10.1.1804

Jacqueline Schubart

NN

A fragment of a letter presumably from Jacqueline Schubart, suggesting support for Thorvaldsen. T...

26.3.1804

Herman Schubart

Frederik 6.

Schubart tries to persuade Crown Prince Frederik (6.) to commission works from Thorvaldsen for th...

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.

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27.12.1805

Antonio Canova

Kunstakademiet, København

Canova has been elected member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He lacks words to...

14.6.1806

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

Thorvaldsen competes with Antonio Canova for the commission for a colossal statue of Liberty to t...

18.6.1806

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

Høyer suggests that commissions for Christiansborg Palace should soon be given to Thorvaldsen bef...

15.8.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart urges Thorvaldsen to come to Montenero. He is pleased that the busts of Herman Schubart,...

30.1.1807

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

Høyer writes that Thorvaldsen has received an instalment of 100 rix-dollars for the portrait bust...

18.1.1808

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart thanks Thorvaldsen for his birthday present, the drawing Mary with Jesus and John. He h...

21.5.1808

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

31.5.1808

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

Thorvaldsen’s fame is growing; he is now mentioned in the French newspaper Le Moniteur Universel....

4.2.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

26.5.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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7.7.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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22.9.1810

Antonio Canova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Canova informs Thorvaldsen that he will be in Santa Croce, and would be delighted to see his coll...

26.9.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humboldt has just opened a letter from Friedrich Wilhelm 3., who asks him to obtain sketches (dra...

18.5.1812

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart sends a picture as a model for the portrait bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210. Agnet...

15.12.1812

Peder Malling

Christian 8.

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

Sandsynligvis 1814

G.L. Lahde, Adam Oehlenschläger

Omnes

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14.9.1816

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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16.9.1816

Christian Erdmann Gottlieb Prestel

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Prestel anbefaler Thorvaldsen både som menneske og kunstner og giver eksempler på billedhuggerens...

July 1817

Redaktørerne ved Athene, Rasmus Emil Bruun

Christian Molbech, NN

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

3.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt calls Thorvaldsen’s frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon “the most perf...

1.8.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt praises Thorvaldsen for his hard work and creativity in the execution of Alexander the G...

14.3.1818

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Erik Gustaf Geijer

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

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

Schubart assures the concerned Christian Frederik that the Alexander Frieze for Frederik 6.’s new...

10.6.1818

J.F. Schouw

J.P. With

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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...

1819

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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1.1.1819

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

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

16.1.1819

Redaktørerne ved Janus

Omnes

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28.3.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius and Brøndsted called on Thorvaldsen, but they did not speak to him as he was busy worki...

3.4.1819

Clemens Metternich

Eleonore von Kaunitz

Metternich is sightseeing in Rome and visits Thorvaldsen’s and Canova’s workshops. Canova reminds...

28.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius visited Canova’s workshop. He criticises a number of his works and compares him unfavou...

25.5.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Dinner at Scavenius’ house, where Thorvaldsen talked about Canova’s equestrian statue of Charles ...

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...

16.10.1819

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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23.10.1819

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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19.11.1819

John Gibson

John Crouchley

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29.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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1820

James Elmes

Omnes

A description of the sculpture gallery at Woburn Abbey, including three works by Thorvaldsen, Pri...

Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

Molbech’s account of his visit to Rome, in which he compares Thorvaldsen and Canova and describes...

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...

16.6.1821

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Erik Gustaf Geijer

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

25.6.1821

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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19.11.1821

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt, Ludwig Schorn

Omnes

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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...

25.10.1823

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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27.8.1824

John Gibson

John Crouchley

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1826-1827 (1876)

N.C.L. Abrahams

Omnes

Abrahams’ recollections of his stay in Rome 1826-27.

11.3.1826

H.F.J. Estrup

Ordenskapitlet

The historian Estrup’s biography of Thorvaldsen for the Chapter of the Royal Orders of Chiv...

17.4.1826

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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8.5.1827

NN

Omnes

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13.6.1827

NN

Omnes

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14.7.1829

F.C. Hillerup

Omnes

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10.8.1829

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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18.8.1829

NN

Omnes

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22.10.1829

NN

Omnes

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16.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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17.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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16.12.1830

NN

Omnes

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16.8.1831

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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Oktober 1832

NN

Omnes

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16.6 og 19.6.1832

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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15.12.1832

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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1.1.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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31.1.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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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...

13.3.1834

NN

Omnes

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11.3.1837

NN

Omnes

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9.4.1837

Thomas Overskou

Omnes

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27.7.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dagen, NN

Omnes

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22.9.1837

Wilhelm Fredric A. Dalman

Omnes

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1838

NN

Omnes

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

1841

Christian Molbech

Omnes

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8.4.1844

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

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11.4.1844

E.A. Hagen

Omnes

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19.4.1844

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers

Omnes

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27.4.1844

Redaktørerne ved Berlingske Tidende

Omnes

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1.6.1844

Alfred Reumont

Omnes

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3.11.1844

Redaktørerne ved Ny Portefeuille, J.C. Schythe

Omnes

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Før 22.10.1847

Henriette Herz

Omnes

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22.9.1851

B.S. Ingemann

Just Mathias Thiele

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