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Thorvaldsen's Health

See also: Thorvaldsen's Death, On the Cause of · Thorvaldsen's Post-Mortem · Thorvaldsen's Illness 1803-04 · Thorvaldsen's Illness 1811 · Thorvaldsen's Illness 1818

30.6.1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen informs the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he has sent two samples of his wor...

3.1.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he is still in Rome, and that h...

7.2.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for the letter that he has finally received and tries to cheer up the ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks Abildgaard’s permission to...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks ...

11.8.1804

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter and looks forward to their reunion in Rome. He informs Tho...

Sandsynligvis før 27.10.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F.F. Stanley

In two draft letters Stanley is thanked for his congratulations on Thorvaldsen’s appointmen...

23.5.1806

Herman Schubart

Nicolai Abildgaard

Schubart tells Abildgaard about C.F.F. Stanley’s death. He encloses Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye&...

13.11.1811

Caroline von Humboldt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Humboldt is sending the letter with the Prince of Weimar, Count von Ettling, and Baron von Gersdo...

16.12.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch fortæller, at Thorvaldsen pga. feber er taget til Ariccia for at restituere sig. Han er i m...

31.3.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen ser godt ud trods sine svære lidelser; han er i gang med at udføre frisen Alexander d...

27.7.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen writes that he has arrived safely at Montenero. Since it is St. Anne’s Day, he though...

24.8.1813

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria writes that she has not yet received news from him. She hopes that he will return to R...

23.9.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen has received the two letters from Anna Maria Uhden. Because of Jacqueline Schubart’s ...

26.9.1814

Heinrich Kohlrausch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kohlausch apologizes for not having written sooner. He has been busy with his work as a doctor in...

6.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Mange unge kunstnere er syge i Rom, heller ikke Thorvaldsen har det godt. Han har fuldført modell...

Tidligst 1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

Koch writes about Thorvaldsen’s works and commissions. The sculptor has completed Mercury a...

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen looks forward to embracing C.F. Hansen in Copenhagen soon. He characterizes the sculp...

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Draft letter dated 1.8.1818.

2.8.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Before leaving Rome, Rüttimann wants to visit Thorvaldsen in order to discuss the monument Dying ...

22.8.1818

Jørgen Koch

C.F. Hansen

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

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...

Antagelig kort efter 4.10.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of various professional and private expenses.

17.10.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen har været en måned i Napoli, men er alligevel hverken mere munter eller frisk at se p...

6.1.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Princess Grassalkovich, Caspers recommends that Thorvaldsen comes to the Vatican the...

26.3.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Thorvaldsen has been ill and therefore has not begun w...

25.10.1819

Kamma Rahbek

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rahbek sends the journal Tilskueren to Thorvaldsen. She describes her devotion to the sculptor bu...

24.1.1821

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted mentions four busts recently completed by Thorvaldsen.

20.8.1821

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

Thorvaldsen is modelling Christ, cf. A82, in full size. The models for the apostles Peter, cf. A8...

5.4.1823

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted describes a shooting accident in which Thorvaldsen was injured.

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie Sophie Frederikke, A192, Vilhel...

29.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Draft letter dated 29.4.1823. Thorvaldsen relates news of the busts of Frederik 6., A859, Marie S...

Presumably not earlier than Christmas 1831

Giuseppe Mugnoz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mugnoz lover ikke at belemre Thorvaldsen igen før til påske, men han har akut brug for understøtt...

21.1.1834

H.C. Andersen

Jonas Collin

Andersen describes an accident in Thorvaldsen’s workshop, which could have cost the sculptor his ...

15.2.1834

Jonas Collin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is in bed with a severe cold and dictates the letter to Ludvig Bødtcher, so C.F. Hans...

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jonas Collin

Thorvaldsen itemizes his bill for works for Christiansborg Palace and the Church of Our Lady and ...

Antagelig 21.6.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

By mistake, the Roman postal services have delayed delivery of some of Thorvaldsen’s letters. The...

16.8.1834

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At Thorvaldsen’s request, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace and the Univers...

18.12.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Helena Poninska

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

15.9.1836

David Ferdinand Koreff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Doctor Koreff recommends his colleague Allertz and asks for a drawing which Thorvaldsen once prom...

(1909) 1838

Hans Birch Dahlerup, Redaktørerne ved Tilskueren

Omnes

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

20.2.1838

Marie Lehmann, Bolette Puggaard, Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans Puggaard has heard that the relief The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, A601, is finished a...

19.5.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

19.5.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

1839

Ole Bang

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.1.1839

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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

6.3.1839

Emil Hornemann

Just Mathias Thiele

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

22.10.1839

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

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...

3.10.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

Winter 1840-41

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 15th part of 60 in all.

5.12.1840

Christine Stampe

Just Mathias Thiele

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

4.12.1841

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

18.12.1841

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard writes that they have put the roof tree on Thorvaldsens Museum. He and a few others have...

23.12.1841

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Tidligst 13.1.1842, før 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

Between 13.1.1842 and 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

Between 13.1.1842 and 1.2.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Second draft of the letter dated 15.2.1842.

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...

14.6.1842

Christine Stampe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stampe is quite agitated and writes that she misses Thorvaldsen so much that she feels ill and ur...

26.9.1842

C.F. Holbech

Christine Stampe

Holbech’s report on Thorvaldsen’s life July and August 1842.

October 1842

Frederikke Wallick

Just Mathias Thiele

Frederikke Wallick’s report on her and Thorvaldsen’s journey through Europe in October 1842.

October 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 46th part of 60 in all.

3.10.1842

Karl von Kolb

Christine Stampe

Kolb informs Stampe that, contrary to expectation, Thorvaldsen has left Rome bound for Denmark.

November-December 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 48th part of 60 in all.

December 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 54th part of 60 in all.

January-March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 55th part of 60 in all.

4.1.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

15.1.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Is pleased that Doctor Johan Peter Jacobsen has healed Thorvaldsen’s leg sore.

21.2.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Comment on Thorvaldsen’s health, which is fairly good.

March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 56th part of 60 in all.

March 1844

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

24.3.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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