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Thorvaldsen's Unwillingness to Write

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2.[??].1794

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Thorvaldsen apologizes to Kurtzhals because he did not have the time to bid her farewell before s...

Januar 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copy of Peder Pavels’ diary and drafts of Thorvaldsen’s diary from Malta 1796-97.

17.1.-14.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.5.1799

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thanking his son for his letter, Thorvaldsen’s father writes about the hard winter, his work, and...

Antagelig april 1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

Thorvaldsen complains that he has not received any letter for a long time.

29.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is delighted that Thomas Hope’s commission for Jason with the golden fleece, A52, has pro...

21.1.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports on his efforts to obtain commissions for Thorvaldsen from Denmark. Through her h...

Omkring 1.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

20.4.1804

Maria Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Maria Zoëga is disappointed that she has not heard from Thorvaldsen and hopes that her letter wil...

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...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen apologizes for not having written before since he has been busy travelling. He has ar...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen writes to Anna Maria Uhden. The letter has been damaged, but its content seems clear ...

2.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley complains that Thorvaldsen never writes, but he refuses to repay him in kind. He is recup...

16.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is planning to remain near Naples until the middle of October and then go to Rome. He wri...

9.10.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Herman Schubart

Stanley thanks Schubart for recommending him to people in Denmark. He feels almost cured after tw...

20.11.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter and asks him to thank Christian Hornbech for the letter...

26.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart wants to know if Thorvaldsen will accept the commission of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1. B...

7.12.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer to Schubart’s letter. He thanks him for the comm...

16.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley teases Thorvaldsen because he has not heard from him for a long time, but suddenly a lett...

24.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received a letter from the mayor of Copenhagen concerning Gotskalk Thorvaldsen’...

30.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley ironically describes his amazement at having received two letters from Thorvaldsen. He al...

31.8.1805

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund has heard that Thorvaldsen is working on the relief The Baptism of Christ, possibly A736, du...

16.9.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart hopes that Thorvaldsen has arrived safely in Rome. He mentions the mortally ill Caspar B...

30.9.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart apologizes for not having written for a long time. Stanley is welcome to send him his le...

8.8.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

6.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen is unable to come to Montenero because of too much work. He has put off sending casts...

6.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Draft: Thorvaldsen is unable to come to Montenero because of too much work. The Dance of the Muse...

18.1.1808

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.12.1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans West

Thorvaldsen asks West to help Høyer in a matter concerning the Academy of Fine Arts. He also writ...

17.12.1810

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

3.2.1811

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.4.1811

Wilhelm von Huth

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Huth writes that it has been good for him to be in Naples, and that he is comfortable with Marian...

19.1.1812

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.4.1812

Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lundbye writes to Thorvaldsen from Leghorn. He brings news about Danish friends there and regrets...

8.4.1813

Peder Malling

Christian 8.

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

Probably 18.11.1813

David Ferdinand Koreff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Koreff teases Thorvaldsen for not having written or sent the drawings he had promised. He asks th...

3.12.1813

Pietro Benvenuti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Benvenuti writes that Thorvaldsen’s portrait bust of him has been cast in plaster, and that the s...

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted advises Thorvaldsen to return to Denmark, at least for a year. He encloses letters for ...

20.11.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he has returned to Norway. He looks forward to seeing Thorvaldsen in Copenha...

18.2.1817

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted wonders why he has had no answer to the commission for a monument transmitted in his la...

19.8.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar sends a death mask of his son, Thomson Henry Bonar, and asks Thorvaldsen to execute a portr...

11.7.1820

Peder Horrebow Haste

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Haste regrets that he is unable to write a poem to express his love for Thorvaldsen, the man. He ...

3.2.1821

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski has not had news from Thorvaldsen for a long time though he has heard from Stanisław ...

2.6.1821

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski refers to his letter of February 3rd with an enclosure concerning the funerary monume...

6.7.1822

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner beklager sin forsinkede melding vedr. fuldførelsen af Rudolf Schadows efterladte Bacchus-s...

19.7.1822

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

1824

Peder Horrebow Haste, J.C. Riise

Omnes

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

21.2.1824

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus informs Thorvaldsen that he has handed over his deed of gift of 24.5.1822 and the owners...

15.9.1824

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.3.1827

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau writes from Nice, where he is staying in his capacity of travelling companion to Prince F...

Antagelig 22.7.1826 eller 22.7.1827

Tekla Potocka

Anna Potocka

Tekla Potocka asks her cousin Anna Potocka for help concerning the funerary monument to her husba...

November 1827

N.C.L. Abrahams

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abrahams sends a report from Paris. He has met the bronze caster Louis-Claude-Ferdinand Soyer, wh...

8.6.1830

Peder Horrebow Haste

Just Mathias Thiele

Haste replies to a letter from Thiele requesting information about Thorvaldsen. He states that hi...

23.9.1831

Fritz Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Paulsen declares his love of Elisa to Thorvaldsen. He has almost recovered from his jaundice and ...

29.12.1831

Philipp Joseph von Rehfues

Dominique Valentini

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

9.10.1832

Teresa Lubomirska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Teresa Lubomirska tells Thorvaldsen that Zofia Potocka has written to her several times to ask Th...

12.11.1835

Ranieri Bartolini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bartolini has recommended Thorvaldsen as honorary member of the Accademia Aretina di Scienze, Let...

January 1836

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer to Rantzau’s latest letter and mentions the many commi...

21.8.1836

Elisa Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elisa Paulsen asks Thorvaldsen to look after Mrs. Fischer and Miss Harboe, who are coming to Rome...

21.9.1837

NN

Vincenzo Cristini

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

19.12.1837

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard is impatient for news from Thorvaldsen. He reminds him to send the marble relief The Gra...

19.2.1842

Jonas Collin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Sandsynligvis sommeren 1842

Marie Lehmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Marie Puggaard is impatient for news from Thorvaldsen and hopes that he will remain in Rome until...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

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

4.5.1847

Juliane Marie Abildgaard

Just Mathias Thiele

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