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Thorvaldsen as a portrait artist

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6.7.1805

Arnold Wallick

Christian 8.

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

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...

31.1.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Having no portrait of her husband, Caroline von Humboldt and the couple’s children often visit Th...

24.2.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Like his wife, Caroline von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt is not entirely pleased with Thorvalds...

19.5.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In Thorvaldsen’s workshop, Caroline von Humboldt has again viewed the bust of her husband. She ap...

23.4.1814

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.1.1815

Pietro Benvenuti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Benvenuti recommends the painter Martelli and the writer Janer, who is also bringing letters to T...

23.4.1816

Mary Ann Montagu

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,...

17.6.1817

Georgina M. Waddington

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Waddington informs Thorvaldsen that her daughter is to marry Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, wh...

12.7.1817

Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

Christiana Bunsen

Bunsen’s mother-in-law Georgiana M. Waddington has contacted Thorvaldsen in order to ask him to m...

19.8.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar sends a death mask of his son, Thomson Henry Bonar, and asks Thorvaldsen to execute a portr...

24.9.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar has received Thorvaldsen’s letter, and now he wants to know when his son’s bust and the rel...

30.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has just celebrated her son-in-law August von Hedemann’s birthday with about twenty gues...

20.6.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt is annoyed that Thorvaldsen only started modelling a new bust of her just before her dep...

11.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has returned from Rome with a bust that, in her eyes, is still unfinished. ...

27.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen vil ikke rejse med Herman Schubart til Danmark, men vil tage af sted til foråret i se...

27.5.1819

Rud Bay

Gottlieb Schønheyder

Rud Bay describes his frequent visits to Thorvaldsen’s studio and his fascination when watching h...

17.6.1819

Clemens Metternich

Eleonore von Kaunitz

Thorvaldsen has modelled Metternich’s bust, cf. A234. The artist will pass through Vienna before ...

24.5.1821

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Luigi Sommariva

Sommariva writes that Christian (8.) Frederik and Caroline Amalie are going to present him with m...

24.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Alexander 1.

A note that two busts of the Tsar have been shipped from Rome. Thorvaldsen swears that each strok...

18.8.1823

François Gabriel de Bray

Bertel Thorvaldsen

De Bray has received the crates with the two reliefs Night, cf. A369, and Day, cf. A370, and his ...

1824

Peder Horrebow Haste, J.C. Riise

Omnes

Haste sends additions and corrections to Nicolay Fürst’s biography of Thorvaldsen. Haste writes a...

2.9.1824

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

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

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

NN

Omnes

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

11.6.1829

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

11.3.1830

Edward Divett (den yngre)

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

29.7.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

An unnamed woman sees Thorvaldsen’s monument to Eugène de Beauharnais in St. Michael’s Church in ...

1.3.1831

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Mendelssohn has seen George Gordon Byron, cf. A130, in clay during a visit to Thorvaldsen’s works...

5.2.1833

Jan Radziwonski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dr. Jan Radziwonski forwards a letter from Zofia Potocka and reminds Thorvaldsen that Józefina Ma...

6.12.1833

Friederike Brun

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brun is eager to have the crates with Thorvaldsen’s marble works opened. Hermann Ernst Freund is ...

10.2.1843

J.C. Donnellan

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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