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Thorvaldsen's Modesty

See also: Characterizations of Thorvaldsen

14.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley reports that Herman Schubart has arrived in Naples. Schubart has spoken highly of Thorval...

24.4.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is very grateful for the grant and asks that his deepest gratitude may be conveyed to...

24.4.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is very grateful for the grant and asks that his deepest gratitude may be conveyed to...

23.5.1804

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ode to Thorvaldsen’s vitality and creativity. Thorvaldsen is described as one who receives the ne...

Antagelig medio juli 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

In a few Italian phrases Thorvaldsen tries to apologize for not having written to Anna Maria Uhd...

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...

26.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart is pleased with Thorvaldsen’s appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts...

15.8.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart urges Thorvaldsen to come to Montenero. He is pleased that the busts of Herman Schubart,...

22.10.1808

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Thorvaldsen informs Schimmelmann that the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, whi...

4.2.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Thorvaldsen is grateful for Schimmelmann’s praise of the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555...

4.2.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Thorvaldsen is grateful for the precious agraffe that Schimmelmann has sent him through her broth...

July 1817

Redaktørerne ved Athene, Rasmus Emil Bruun

Christian Molbech, NN

The commentary to this document 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 ...

8.8.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Thorvaldsen has finished a drawing for the monument to the members of the Swiss Guard, cf. Dying ...

22.8.1818

Jørgen Koch

C.F. Hansen

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

17.6.1819

Clemens Metternich

Eleonore von Kaunitz

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

9.10.1819

Jens Baggesen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Poem for Thorvaldsen celebrating his stay in Denmark 1819-1820.

13.10.1819

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Song for Thorvaldsen in Borup’s Society, Copenhagen.

5.10.1820

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

Allgemeine Zeitung reports on Thorvaldsen’s visit to Berlin and Dresden, on his coming visi...

1824

Peder Horrebow Haste, J.C. Riise

Omnes

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

August 1826 - Spring 1827

Carsten Hauch

Omnes

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

8.5.1827

NN

Omnes

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

14.7.1829

F.C. Hillerup

Omnes

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

4.3.1830

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri has received a letter from Hobhouse regarding the monument to Lord Byron, and he has the...

16.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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

19.6.1830

François-Joseph Navez

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Navez asks Thorvaldsen to receive Adolphe Quetelet in his workshop.

1831

Terkel Mørch

Omnes

Mørch writes about his youth in Borup’s Society and about Thorvaldsen’s visits to his...

12.1.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

16.5.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his letters in which he mentions the pleasure, expressed by many pe...

9.6.1833

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen should only send plaster casts to the Academy of Fine Arts and not works in marble un...

14.6.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen is grateful for his appointment as director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen...

10.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has heard that Thorvaldsen is stingy.

12.3.1834

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen describes the contrast between Schlick’s and Thorvaldsen’s appearance and habits.

23.2.1836

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard describes two visits to Thorvaldsen; during one, he waltzed with her, wearing a dr...

1837

AD

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

21.9.1838

Redaktørerne ved Den Frisindede, NN

Omnes

The poem links Thorvaldsens return to Denmark and the plans for a Thorvaldsens Museum with the fi...

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

Omkring 1840

Johanne Luise Heiberg

Omnes

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

Not earlier than July 1840

Johanne Luise Heiberg

Omnes

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

12.6.1841

Franziska Berg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.9.1841

Benjamin Gibson

Edwin Keet

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

12.10.1841

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

6.4.1844

B.S. Ingemann

Omnes

Commemorative poem about Thorvaldsen. He is praised as a victorious poet, to whom work was play, ...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 4th part of YY in all.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 12th part of YY in all.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 53th 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 59th part of YY in all.The c...

September - december 1845 (2.-4.9.1841)

NN

Omnes

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