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Thorvaldsen's Spoken and Written Language

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1.1.1794

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Thorvaldsens sends an excerpt from a poem by the poet Baggesen to Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals.

1.1.1795

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Probsthayn

Thorvaldsen sends a verse of poetry as a New Year’s greeting.

5.1.1795

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen presents the relief Numa Pompilius and Egeria, A748, to the Royal Academy. He also ap...

17.1.-14.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s diary from his sojourn in Malta, Palermo and Naples.

27.1.1797

Vincenzo Manno

Francesco Manno

Vincenzo Manno of Palermo recommends Thorvaldsen to his brother Francesco Manno in Rome.

Antagelig marts 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

A sheet with several fragments in Danish, German and Italian. First two drafts of a letter in Ita...

6.3.1797

Ernst Morace

Giuseppe Carnesecca

Letter of recommendation for Thorvaldsen from E. Morace in Naples to Giuseppe Carnesecca in Rome.

Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen’s draft of his first report to Abildgaard on his activities in Rome. He has visited t...

26.3.1798

Charles Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Due to language difficulties, Bassi’s letter has been delayed. He asks Thorvaldsen to press one R...

Presumably 1804-05

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

February 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A sheet with text fragments – possibly transscriptions – written by Thorvaldsen for his own purpo...

Omkring 1.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart and his sister Charlotte Schimmelmann for the efforts they are making...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has...

Antagelig tidligst ultimo juni 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s list of clothing, presumably to be purchased, packed or washed.

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...

27.10.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen worries that the yellow fever in the area of Leghorn will affect the Schubarts.

27.10.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Fragment of a draft letter. Thorvaldsen thanks the Schubarts.

2.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports that Thorvaldsen’s portrait busts of himself and Jacqueline Schubart, A718...

30.11.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Three short drafts of a letter. Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of a letter from Schubart and wr...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that the block of marble he has ordered will be sent in the autumn...

28.7.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Draft: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that the block of marble he has ordered will be sent in the...

20.10.1805

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen takes leave of his son and apologizes for his last letter. He writes that he...

8.8.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for not having been in contact with regard to the commission for a monumen...

4.5.1807

Accademia Italiana, Johann Paul Schulthesius

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is nominated honorary member of the Accademia Italiana. He is asked to forward his bi...

18.1.1808

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart thanks Thorvaldsen for his birthday present, the drawing Mary with Jesus and John. He h...

Ca. 1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen puts in a good word for the engagement of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Laura Zoë...

23.9.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

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

May 1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen Knudtzon

Thorvaldsen writes that he has been very busy working and showing his workshop to English visitor...

14.3.1818

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Erik Gustaf Geijer

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

Presumably spring 1820

Frederik Julian Christian von Bertouch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Notepad with three texts.

August 1826 - Spring 1827

Carsten Hauch

Omnes

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

1826-1827 (1876)

N.C.L. Abrahams

Omnes

Abrahams’ recollections of his stay in Rome 1826-27.

11.3.1826

H.F.J. Estrup

Ordenskapitlet

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

Antagelig 1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jonas Collin

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

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

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...

Ca. 1.7.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

Thorvaldsen regrets that he cannot travel to Denmark after all. He has been robbed during the pac...

Efter 10.9.1838

NN, Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Samples of Thorvaldsen’s handwriting on a letter written by an unknown sender.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 5th part of YY in all.

Før 22.10.1847

Henriette Herz

Omnes

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

1850

August Kestner

Omnes

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

1896 (1841-42)

Wilhelm August Rudolf Lehmann

Omnes

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