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See also: Christian 8.'s Table Decoration · Christian 8.’s Diaries and Travelogue · Christian 8.'s Loan at Interest · Christian 8.’s Journey Abroad 1818-1822

Før 18.6.1804

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Prime Minister Christian Ditlev Reventlow is considering having sculptures for the new Christians...

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...

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

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

8.-9.10.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Is considering interrupting his Grand Tour in order to go to Denmark and meet Thorvaldsen.

22.10.1819

F. Kamp

J.L. Lund

Greetings to Thorvaldsen and Lund from the Duchesse of Augustenborg, Louise Augusta.

27.10.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Has given up the thought of interrupting his Grand Tour in order to go to Denmark and meet Thorva...

14.11.1819

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik complains that Thorvaldsen is in Copenhagen now that he himself will soon be i...

6.1.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo delle Colonnette.

18.1.1820

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

17.2.1820

Friederike Brun, Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

15.3.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

12.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Rides out (in vain) to meet Thorvaldsen, who is on his way to Rome.

16.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has arrived in Rome that day and has tea in the evening with Christian (8.) Frederik ...

Efter 16.12.1820

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A dedication to Thorvaldsen in a book.

17.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen and other Danes in Rome.

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...

21.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen and Claus Christian Bang.

24.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Celebrates Christmas Eve in the company of Thorvaldsen and other Danes in Rome. They have rice pu...

28.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who gets the idea of enlarging his professorial residence at the Academy of F...

30.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Caroline Amalie, A716.

2.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen and other Danes in Rome.

7.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

9.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

11.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen is working on the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

13.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has finished modelling the bust of Christian (8.) Frederik, cf. A197.

17.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen in his workshop, where he meets the Russian general Alexander Ivanovich Osterm...

28.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Plays host to a large company of noblemen and artists on the occasion of the Danish King Frederik...

30.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

1.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Vincenzo Camuccini, Thorvaldsen, C.F. Rumohr, and Luigi Godard. He has received trans...

14.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who is working on the bust of Caroline Amalie, cf. A754.

22.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits the German painter Adolf Senff and then Thorvaldsen, who is working on a marble version of...

25.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Dinner with Thorvaldsen, Vincenzo Camuccini, C.F. Rumohr, Wolf Heinrich Friedrich Karl von Baudis...

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.

22.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Soirée with Wolf Heinrich Friedrich Karl von Baudissin, Friederica Juliane von Baudissin, Otto Fr...

30.3.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen and Joseph Anton Koch.

1.4.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Certificate of indebtedness. Christian (8.) Frederik borrows 9000 scudi at an annual interest of ...

Ca. 1.4.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Invitation to dinner with Christian Frederik and Caroline Amalie 6.4.1821 on the occasion of thei...

2.4.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

7.4.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Leaves Rome after a long visit. Thorvaldsen and other artists take leave of the royal couple at L...

31.7.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

10.8.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

8.9.1821

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

19.3.1822

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

14.9.1822

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

20.11.1822

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits C.W. Eckersberg, enjoys his paintings, and sees his casts of Thorvaldsen’s portrait ...

11.3.1823

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

6.9.1823

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

16.10.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

27.11.1824

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the Danish architect Ole Jørgen Schmidt, who is going to Italy. Horneman’...

26.2.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

17.10.1826

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment of the biannual interest of 225 scudi on the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Fre...

9.12.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Gunder Adler

Thorvaldsen calls in the loan of 9000 scudi which Christian (8.) Frederik took from him, cf. cert...

Senest 9.12.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Gunder Adler

Draft letter dated 9.12.1826.

Efter 1.1.1827 - før 16.1.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Christian 8.

Because of pecuniary difficulties, Adler suggests that Christian (8.) Frederik either 1) asks Tho...

16.1.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Request for deferred payment of the loan of 9000 scudi, which Christian (8.) Frederik took from T...

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...

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.

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...

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Between 4.7.1828 and 5.3.1832

Ernst Meyer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Meyer’s receipt for a painting paid in advance by Thorvaldsen on behalf of Frederik 7.

12.8.1828

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Adler is surprised that Thorvaldsen has not yet claimed the money which Christian (8.) Frederik h...

9.5.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Gunder Adler

Thorvaldsen announces that he now needs some of the 9000 Roman scudi which Christian (8.) Frederi...

Senest 9.5.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Gunder Adler

Third and last draft of the letter dated 9.5.1829.

Senest 9.5.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Gunder Adler

First and second draft of the letter dated 9.5.1829.

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...

5.3.1832

Ernst Meyer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Meyer’s receipt for a painting paid by Thorvaldsen on behalf of Frederik 7.

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

An accident with the marble for the portrait statue of Caroline Amalie makes it impossible for Th...

21.9.1838

Redaktørerne ved Den Frisindede, NN

Omnes

The poem links Thorvaldsens return to Denmark and the plans for a Thorvaldsens Museum with the fi...

5.1.1839

Bertel Thorvaldsen

H.N. Clausen, Jonas Collin, Just Mathias Thiele

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

July 1839

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 4th part of 60 in all.

Tidligst 25.4. og senest 9.9.1839

C.W. Eckersberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Eckersberg tells Thorvaldsen that he may buy the painting Portrait of Frederik VI, B216, for 40 r...

9.9.1839

C.W. Eckersberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Eckersberg’s receipt for the painting Portrait of Frederik VI, B216.

12.10.1839

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

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

5.12.1839

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele asks Thorvaldsen to execute a monument to the recently deceased King Frederik 6. He has su...

27.12.1839

Det Kongelige Overhoffmarchalat

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An envelope addressed to Thorvaldsen. The letter itself, in which Thorvaldsen is invited to atten...

31.12.1839

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Det Kongelige Overhoffmarchalat, Christian Ove Haxthausen

Thorvaldsen regrets that he is unable to take part in the funeral of Frederik VI because of a bad...

Early 1840

P.O. Brøndsted

Christian 8.

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

Ca. 1840 (1874)

C.F. Wilckens

Omnes

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

January-June 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 10th part of 60 in all.

13.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen has arrived in Copenhagen, but he cannot walk because of a bad foot.

18.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen pays tribute to King Christian VIII six weeks after his accession to the throne. Thor...

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kommentarerne til dette brev er under udarbejdelse.

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Sends Just Mathias Thiele to Thorvaldsen with a written request that Thorvaldsen model the revers...

19.2.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

En skriftlig bestilling af Christian 4.s monument til Roskilde Domkirke.

19.2.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Entry stating that Christian VIII has sent Thorvaldsen a commission for the monument to Christian...

22.5.1840

Adam Oehlenschläger

Caroline Amalie, Christian 8.

Poem to King Christian 8. and Queen Caroline Amalie on the occasion of their silver anniversary 2...

June-September 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 12th part of 60 in all.

Not earlier than July 1840

Johanne Luise Heiberg

Omnes

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

August-October 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 13th part of 60 in all.

7.9.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8. asks Thorvaldsen to postpone his journey to Italy. He wants to visit him at Nysø at ...

9.9.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christine Stampe

At the request of Christian VIII, Thorvaldsen has decided to spend the winter in Denmark, thus po...

9.9.1840

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

Has asked Thorvaldsen not to go to Rome this autumn. If he insists, the sculptor Wilhelm Matthiä,...

2.10.1840

H.C. Andersen

Caroline Amalie, Christian 8.

Song for Christian VIII and Caroline Amalie on the occasion of their visit to Nysø on 3.10.1840.

3.10.1840

N.C.L. Abrahams

Caroline Amalie, Christian 8.

Song for Christian VIII and Caroline Amalie on the occasion of their visit to Nysø 3.10.1840

3.10.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

On a one-day trip to Præstø and Nysø to see Thorvaldsen.

26.11.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen’s workshop at Charlottenborg and sees the original plaster model, Christ...

14.1.1841

Rentekammeret

Christian 8.

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

April-maj 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 19th part of 60 in all.

18.5.1841

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Before his departure for Rome, Thorvaldsen attends a farewell dinner with Christian VIII at Sorge...

19.6.1841

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Congratulations on the occasion of the marriage of Frederik (VII) and Caroline Charlotte Mariane ...

July 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 27th part of 60 in all.

September 1841

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 32th part of 60 in all.

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Information about the expected arrival at Leghorn of the frigate Thetis and about the sepulchral ...

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

A short summary of a letter to Thorvaldsen with information about the frigate Thetis and the sepu...

Between 13.1.1842 and 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

After 1.2.1842, before 15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fifth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842. The draft later became the object of an exchange betwe...

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.

15.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen confirms receipt of the letter saying that a frigate will be sent to Italy in order t...

March-October 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 39th part of 60 in all.

October 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 47th part of 60 in all.

11.12.1842

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

13.12.1842

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

C. 1.1.1843

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

6.2.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

Maj-november 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 51th part of 60 in all.

15.5.1843

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wishes to see Thorvaldsen’s collection of paintings at Charlottenborg in connection with th...

23.8.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

6.11.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

4.1.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 57th part of 60 in all.

15.4.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Adam Oehlenschläger in audience recites a poem about Thorvaldsen.

16.4.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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