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Thorvaldsen as Mentor for Other Artists

1.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart has read in a newspaper that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor at the Academy of ...

14.8.1806

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive his salary as a professor of the Royal Academ...

19.1.1812

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An attempt to persuade Thorvaldsen to visit Denmark. Information about life at home and greetings...

29.3.1814

Pietro Marchetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the sculptor Pietro Tenerani.

22.6.1816

Wilhelm Heigelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the Italian apprentice sculptor Antonio Calí.

22.6.1816

Christian Heigelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Heigelin supports his nephew William Heigelin’s recommendation of the Italian apprentice sc...

16.8.1817

Edward Dodwell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dodwell recommends the English sculptor John Gibson to Thorvaldsen. Gibson is to study in Rome fo...

24.12.1817

Giuditta Nalli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nalli acknowledges receipt of 4 scudi from Thorvaldsen.

1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

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

22.8.1818

Jørgen Koch

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is pleased that his native country now acknowledges his achievements with a large com...

2.1.1819

François-Joseph Navez

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

29.1.1819

François-Joseph Navez

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.11.1819

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Christian Frederik has considered to interrupt his grand tour of Europe temporarily in order to g...

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Describes the inauguration of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne, w...

28.8.1821

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dahl asks Thorvaldsen to find acquaintances and work for Götzloff, who is coming to Rome to study...

10.10.1821

John Gibson

William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

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

22.7.1822

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dahl asks Thorvaldsen to find work for Carl Wagner and Ernst Oehme, who are coming to Rome. He al...

8.11.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

8.11.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

30.1.1823

Amedeo Lavy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the sculptor Giuseppe Bogliani.

31.1.1823

Rudolf Emanuel Wettstein

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wettstein asks Thorvaldsen for a recommendation of the Swiss painter Hieronimus Hess. He has hear...

15.3.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rudolf Emanuel Wettstein

Thorvaldsen is pleased to recommend the artist Hieronymus Hess, whose talent, diligence and abili...

15.11.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

19.11.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

Antagelig omkring 19.11.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

15.12.1823

Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni degli Alessandri recommends a student, Tommaso Gasperini, to Thorvaldsen. Gasperini is c...

24.8.1824

Giambattista Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.10.1824

Tommaso Gasperini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gasperini regrets his delayed return to Rome. This is due to protracted periods of rain in Cologn...

8.12.1824

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

20.3.1825

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Simon Moritz von Bethmann

Thorvaldsen recommends the painter Moritz Oppenheim warmly to Simon von Bethmann and takes the op...

20.6.1825

Moritz Oppenheim

Bertel Thorvaldsen, Emil Wolff

Oppenheim has returned safely from a journey to Northern Italy and the southern part of Germany. ...

27.12.1825

Tommaso Gasperini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gasperini sends New Year’s greetings to Thorvaldsen, thanking him again for his kindness to him w...

8.10.1826

Jacob Hofer

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

17.2.1827

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound thanks Thorvaldsen for having taken on the Scottish sculptor Alexander R...

21.2.1827

Paolo Emilio Demi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.4.1827

Johann Leeb

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Leeb thanks Thorvaldsen for his advice and his helpfulness. He writes that he is pleased to have ...

3.7.1827

Giambattista Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bassi recommends the Italian painter Pietro Paoletti to Thorvaldsen.

4.7.1827

Ditlev Martens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Martens has returned from Sicily and Calabria and sends a detailed account of his journey. In spi...

29.8.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ditlev Martens

Thorvaldsen bears witness to Martens’ diligence and talent and warmly recommends him for fi...

Antagelig 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Città di Torino

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

Antagelig 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen regrets that the Danish painter Andreas Ludvig Koop has not been admitted as a member...

1.1.1828

Tommaso Gasperini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gasperini sends New Year’s greetings to Thorvaldsen, thanking him again for his kindness to him w...

22.1.1828

Andrea Pozzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pozzi beder om at låne et maleri, som Thorvaldsen ejer, Maria bedende, B16, da overbringeren af b...

26.5.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Maria Szymanowska

Thorvaldsen is pleased to hear that the crate with Nicolaus Copernicus and Szymanowska’s bu...

10.11.1828

Boris Orlovsky

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An emotional Orlovsky laments parting from Thorvaldsen, whom he sees as his father, his teacher, ...

1.4.1829

Jakub Tatarkiewicz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tatarkiewicz writes that there have been problems with the casting of Nicolaus Copernicus after t...

25.4.1829

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.10.1829

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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Recommendation of the sculptor Antonio Moccia, who, uder Thorvaldsen’s direction, has execu...

11.11.1829

Geltrude Versari

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Geltrude Versari beder Thorvaldsen om at tage sig godt af hendes søn, Alessandro Manzoni, der kom...

Antagelig 1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jonas Collin

Thorvaldsen asks Jonas Collin to help the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop financially.

Antagelig 1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jonas Collin

Thorvaldsen asks Jonas Collin to help the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop financially.

November 1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

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

1.11.1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6.

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop to the King and suggests that he b...

11.11.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten, NN

Omnes

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

19.5.1831

Karl Viktor von Bonstetten

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonstetten recommends the Swiss sculptor Raphael Christen to Thorvaldsen.

Efter 19.5. og antagelig før 3.7.1831

Karl Viktor von Bonstetten

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonstetten thanks Thorvaldsen for allowing Rahael Christen to work for him in Rome, and he asks w...

12.6.1831

Anastasie de Circourt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anastasie de Circourt recommends the Swiss sculptor Raphael Christen to Thorvaldsen.

15.9.1831

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hittorff recommends the French architect Jean Pollet. He hopes to see Thorvaldsen and Rome again ...

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...

Antagelig tidligst julen 1831

Giuseppe Mugnoz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1832

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Litteratur-Tidende

Omnes

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

16.6 og 19.6.1832

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

8.6.1832

Ignazio Francia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francia is delighted to hear that his son Alessandro has won first prize in sculpture at the Acca...

7.8.1832

Alexander Ritchie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ritchie asks Thorvaldsen to give a visiting Scottish painter a good reception.

16.8.1832

Adamo Tadolini, Antonio Tosti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tadolini asks Thorvaldsen to recommend him as a substitute professor at the Accademia di S. Luca ...

3.3.1833

Ignazio Francia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francia udtrykker sin taknemmelighed over Thorvaldsens undervisning og støtte til sønnen Alessand...

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

27.4.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik is looking forward to seeing Thorvaldsen again in Copenhagen in the autum...

6.12.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen reads aloud from Agnete and the Merman to Thorvaldsen and other artists. Thorvaldsen, wh...

7.12.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has attended an evening of poetry reading at the Accademia Tiberina together with Henrik...

8.1.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited Thorvaldsen and was comforted and encouraged by him after having told him ab...

25.1.1834

Alessandro Antonelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the sculptor Antonio Bisetti.

25.1.1834

Redaktørerne ved Wiener Zeitschrift

Omnes

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

28.1.1834

Ditlev Martens

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.5.1835

Robert Schmidt von der Launitz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the American apprentice sculptor Thomas Crawford, who is coming to Rome. Launit...

14.12.1836

Benjamin Gibson

John Crouchley

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

21.4.1840

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

8.8.1840

Ditlev Blunck

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

25.1.1842

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

21.5.1842

J.V. Gertner

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gertner tells Thorvaldsen about his participation in the competition for the gold medal of the Ac...

31.3.1844

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

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 ...

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...

September - december 1845 (2.-4.9.1841)

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Omnes

Description of Thorvaldsen’s visit to the sculptor Hiram Powers’ workshop in Florence...