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Thorvaldsen on His Own Art

See also: Thorvaldsen as a Connoisseur

16.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen suggests subjects from Greek mythology for the reliefs for the Christiansborg Palace ...

16.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Draft for letter: Thorvaldsen suggests motifs from Greek mythology for the reliefs for the Christ...

After 23.12.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Raffaele Stern

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

1.1.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Contract between Thorvaldsen and G.B. Sommariva regarding the marble version of the frieze Alexan...

1.1.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Copy of the contract between Thorvaldsen and G.B. Sommariva concerning the marble version of the ...

16.5.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Despite the prospect of only a modest payment, Thorvaldsen has agreed to execute a model for the ...

1.1.1819

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

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

13.2.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller regrets that work on the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, is so slow and...

20.2.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Thorvaldsen is delighted at the idea of having the mon...

19.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller complains that it is difficult to get Thorvaldsen to complete his work on the model for Dy...

22.8.1819

Johann Baptist Bertram

Sulpiz Boisserée

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

21.8.1821

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Thorvaldsen answers Torlonia regarding Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, which is to be deliver...

15.3.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rudolf Emanuel Wettstein

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

11.3.1826

H.F.J. Estrup

Ordenskapitlet

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

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen responds to Sommariva’s letter of complaint regarding his father Giovanni Battista So...

25.4.1827

Johann Leeb

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Presumably August 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Thorvaldsen sends Hope the statue of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, 25 years after the contr...

Antagelig august 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Thorvaldsen sends Hope the statue of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, 25 years after the contr...

16.3.1830

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Omnes

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

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 ...

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...

Antagelig 1839-1840, senest 1843

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Oehlenschläger writes a poem to accompany the poem he has written as an illustration of Thorvalds...

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

28.7.1839

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

Sandsynligvis sommeren 1842

Marie Lehmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Marie Puggaard længes efter at høre nyt fra Thorvaldsen og håber, at han forbliver i Rom, til hun...