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Thorvaldsen as an Art Collector

See also: Gifts for Thorvaldsen, Artworks · Purchase of Antiquities · Purchase of Paintings · Thorvaldsen as a Connoisseur · Thorvaldsen's Cast Collection · Thorvaldsen's Collection of Gems · Thorvaldsen's Collection of Graphic Arts · Thorvaldsen's Collection of Paintings · Thorvaldsen's Collection of Drawings · Thorvaldsen's Collection of Vases · Thorvaldsen's Egyptian Collection

24.12.1816

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the days before Christmas 1816.

21.7.1822

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund is going to send one of his paintings to Thorvaldsen. He encloses a letter from Øllegaa...

24.8.1824

Giambattista Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The bearer of the letter also brings Thorvaldsen a painting. According to Thorvaldsen’s instructi...

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.

19.6.1827

Giambattista Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bassi acknowledges receipt of payment for the two paintings, Forest Track, B62, and Ruins at Foru...

22.1.1828

Andrea Pozzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pozzi asks if he may borrow a painting which Thorvaldsen owns, Praying Virgin, B16, as the bearer...

17.8.1828

Giambattista Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bassi wants to borrow the painting Forest Track, B62, from Thorvaldsen, who has bought it for his...

17.3.1830

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Omnes

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

3.11.1830

Johannes Riepenhausen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.6.1832

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

3.1.1833

August Ferdinand Hopfgarten

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hopfgarten’s receipt for the painting The Miracle of St. Elizabeth, B122.

19.4.1833

August Riedel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Riedel’s receipt for the painting A Neapolitan Fisherman and his Family, B150.

26.9.1833

Michelangelo Pacetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pacetti acknowledges receipt of payment for two gilt-framed paintings.

27.9.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

A list of the artworks by Thorvaldsen that have come to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea.

1.10.1833

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

A list of the works by Thorvaldsen that have come to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea.

19.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen visits Thorvaldsen for the first time in Rome. He seeks him in vain in his workshop but ...

24.11.1833

Thomas Fearnley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fearnley’s receipt for the paintings Elsenore towards Kronborg, Winter, B194, and Elsenore toward...

21.12.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Just Mathias Thiele

Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of the report on the arrival of his works of art in Copenhagen w...

Presumably 1834-1838

Jørgen Sonne

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sonne acknowledges receipt of payment for a painting, either A Battlefield on the Morning after a...

28.1.1834

Ditlev Martens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Martens’ receipt for a loan of 100 scudi from Thorvaldsen with his painting Michelangelo’s House ...

13.3.1834

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Omnes

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

26.5.1834

J.L. Jensen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jensen asks Thorvaldsen for 50 scudi for his purchase of three of Jensen’s paintings, Flowers in ...

26.5.1834

J.L. Jensen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jensen’s advance receipt for payment for the paintings Flowers in a vase on a marble table-top, B...

8.4.1836

Ludvig Bødtcher

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.3.1837

Philipp von Foltz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Foltz acknowledges that Thorvaldsen has received, probably bought, the painting Sleeping Italian ...

5.2.1838

Michelangelo Pacetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pacetti regrets that illness has prevented him from returning the painting he has borrowed from T...

3.5.1838

Andreas Ludvig Koop

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Koop acknowledges receipt of payment for two paintings, a copy after August Riede’s painting Girl...

9.10.1838

C.W. Eckersberg

Jonas Collin

Eckersberg sends a sketch of the painting Thorvaldsen’ Arrival in the Copenhagen Roadstead, Septe...

Presumably 1839 or 1840

Ferdinand Richardt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Richardt’s receipt for Thorvaldsen’s payment for a painting, either A Studio at the Academy of Fi...

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

Before 14.10.1839, Presumably April 1839

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of the paintings Thorvaldsen bought at the Charlottenborg exhibition in 1839.

21.4.1839

Dankvart Dreyer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dreyer’s receipt for the painting View of the coast near Aarhus, B208.

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.

14.10.1839

J.P. Møller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of the landscape painter A.W. Boesen, Møller acknowledges receipt of payment for a pain...

Presumably 1840, before March 1841

Anton Melbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Melbye’s receipt for the painting En hollandsk kuf og et linieskib i mærssejlskuling, B264.

1840

Alfred Reumont

Omnes

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

25.2.1840

C.W. Eckersberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Eckersberg’s receipt for the painting Thorvaldsen’s arrival in the Copenhagen roadste...

10.6.1840

Johann Mohr

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mohr acknowledges receipt of payment for two paintings, Winter Landscape from Bordesholm, B274, a...

11.6.1840

Anders Christian Lunde

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lunde’s receipt for the painting View of Frederiksberg Palace from the Vicinity of Ladegaardsvej,...

12.6.1840

Sally Henriques

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Henriques acknowledges receipt of payment for the painting Study of a Sailor, B407.

21.7.1840

Georg Emil Libert

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Libert acknowledges receipt of payment for the painting View of the Sound from Langelinie near Co...

August 1840

Anton Melbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Melby’s receipt for the painting A calm morning at sea, which is still in Thorvaldsen’...

8.8.1840

Ditlev Blunck

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Blunck declares that the painting Madonna del Granduca, B35, shall remain in Thorvaldsen’s collec...

14.8.1840

Gottlieb Collin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Collin’s receipt for the payment for Albert Küchler’s painting Roman peasants buying a hat for th...

2.9.1840

Peter Christian Damborg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bill and receipt for the framing of the paintings Roman peasants buying a hat for their little so...

28.10.1840

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele writes about H.W. Bissen’s appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenha...

8.12.1840

Caroline Buntzen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Buntzen’s receipt for her husband, Heinrich Buntzen’s painting Oak trees by a pool, 1...

13.5.1841

Carl Richardt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Richardt asks Thorvaldsen to buy one of his paintings so that he can get money to go to Norway, w...

2.12.1841

Constantin Hansen

Ludvig Müller

Hansen writes that Thorvaldsen has bought a painting by Adam Müller even though it is still unfin...

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.5.1842

Heinrich Buntzen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Buntzen acknowledges receipt of an advance on Thorvaldsen’s commission for the painting Danish L...

31.5.1842

Karl von Kolb

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of payments from Kolb to Thorvaldsen.

14.3.1843

L.C. Panum

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Panum offers Thorvaldsen two paintings by Jens Juel, View of the Little Belt from Hindsgavl, Fune...

2.6.1843

Angelo Bezzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bezzi is in financial difficulties and asks Thorvaldsen to give him his statuette Dice Player, G2...

9.6.1843

Hermann Kauffmann I

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kauffmann is pleased that Thorvaldsen wants to buy the painting Tyrolian Roadside Inn, B123, for ...

20.6.1843

Mozart Waagepetersen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Waagepetersen acknowledges receipt of payment for Heinrich Kauffmann’s painting Tyrolean Ro...

13.2.1844

J.P. Møller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Møller acknowledges receipt of payment for the paintings The Town of Svendborg, Funen, B278, and ...

22.4.1844

Carl Dahl

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Carl Dahl wants the remaining payment for the painting The frigate Thetis and the corvette Flora ...

Maj 1844

Carl Dahl

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Dahl asks to be paid the balance due for the painting The frigate Thetis and the corvette Flora ...

Kort før 23.5.1844

Heinrich Buntzen

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Buntzen asks for the remaining payment for the painting Danish Landscape, B204, which Thorvaldsen...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 40th part of YY in all.The c...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 54th part of YY in all.The c...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 58th part of YY in all.The c...

3.6.1844

Jonas Collin

H.N. Clausen, A.C. Kierulff, J.F. Schouw

Collin reports the painters Carl Dahl’s and Heinrich Buntzen’s requests for the remaining payment...

27.6.1844

Fritz Thomsen

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Thomsen requests permission to complete and receive payment for a painting of a battle scene whic...

18.7.1844

Jonas Collin

J.F. Schouw

Collin asks Schouw to confirm that it is acceptable to pay the marine painter Carl Dahl the balan...