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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.

2.[??].1794

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

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

1.1.1795

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sophie Probsthayn

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

5.6.1796

Sophie Amalie Kurtzhals

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

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...

8.5.1797

Margrethe Ackermann, Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is grateful for his son’s last letter and happy that he has arrived safely a...

14.8.1797

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

West is happy that Thorvaldsen has arrived safely in Rome. He relates news of family and friends ...

9.5.1799

Wilhelm von Uhden

Anna Maria Uhden

Wilhelm von Uhden declares that his divorce from Anna Maria Uhden is entirely due to irreconcilab...

Presumably April 1802

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Text fragments not meant for a letter or even a draft, but presumably to be regarded as an affect...

Maj - november 1802

Konrad Heinrich Schweickle

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schweickle has considered Wilhelm von Uhden’s offer to Anna Maria Uhden to come with him to Berli...

Efter 1802

Friedrich Schlegel

Franziska Caspers

Schlegel urges Caspers to return his Poetische Taschenbuch. He is going to call on the princess a...

11.3.1803

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West asks what to do about the bust of Tyge Rothe, A225, which is in the care of Nicolai A...

12.6.1803

Luigi Formenti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The unidentified Formenti summons Thorvaldsen to a meeting with Anna Maria Uhden.

Tidligst 1804

Menicuccia ?

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Menicuccia has to stay in bed because she has been kicked by a horse. She asks Thorvaldsen to he...

1804-1806

Maria Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Maria Zoëga asks Thorvaldsen why he avoids her to the extent of not wanting to appear at his wind...

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 ...

Antagelig april-juni 1804

Arnold Wallick

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Arnold Wallick sends greetings to Thorvaldsen from Rome and asks him whether the bust of Mathias ...

Juni-primo juli 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen asks Lund to deliver a letter from him to Maria Zoëga. He has remained in Florence an...

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...

13.7.1804

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund sends greetings and requests from Anna Maria Uhden. He informs Thorvaldsen that he has given...

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 ...

10.8.1804

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden has received Thorvaldsen’s letter from J.L. Lund. She is pleased to know that Th...

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...

17.8.1805

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden reproaches Thorvaldsen for the insensitive way he left her in Rome. He should ha...

[26].8.1805

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen complains about his strenuous journey but assures Anna Maria Uhden that he is fine no...

30.8.1805

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden is grateful for the letter from Thorvaldsen. She has been very ill and jokingly ...

30.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.8.1806

Baron Brown

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brown informs Thorvaldsen that he has received a letter from Wilhelm von Uhden renouncing the mon...

Presumably not earlier than the 1810s

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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 ...

24.3.1817

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

Caspers had originally obtained a seat in a coach to go and visit her mother, but to her great an...

29.10.1817

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

Caspers is shocked by Thierry’s father’s severe illness, but she is pleased to hear that Thierry ...

Presumably 1818

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Presumably 1818

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig omkring 1818

Frances Mackenzie

Frances Mackenzie

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

4.5.1818

Frederik Schmidt

Frederik Schmidt

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

Mellem sommeren 1818 og 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie sends for a parcel. She asks Thorvaldsen to let her know when he is coming back, knowin...

Mellem sommeren 1818 og 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie asks where Thorvaldsen wants to have lunch, and whether he would like to come at 3 and ...

Mellem sommeren 1818 og 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie sends for a book and a shawl that she has forgotten at Thorvaldsen’s place. If the weat...

Mellem sommeren 1818 og 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie asks if Thorvaldsen could visit her a little earlier the next day as she will be engage...

Mellem sommeren 1818 og 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie does not know whether Thorvaldsen is going to call on her. If he is, she would not like...

Mellem sommeren 1818 og 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is invited for a drive in the beautiful weather so that he can get a little fresh air...

Between summer 1818 and 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie asks Thorvaldsen to come as soon as possible. She has received some letters which worry...

4.9.1818

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig kort efter 4.10.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of various professional and private expenses.

4.1.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Princess Grassalkovich, Caspers invites Thorvaldsen to supper the next day, i.e. 5.1...

Antagelig 5.1.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Through Knudtzon, Caspers has heard that Thorvaldsen is going to the Vatican the same evening wit...

Before 21.4.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The poem is a meditation on the name Alberto, which is repeated eight times. The poet hears the n...

Presumably before 21.4.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The stanza urges the person who suffers from pain and hopelessness to silent prayer.

Antagelig januar 1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers asks Thorvaldsen to send her a letter which he put into his pocket the previous evening.

17.1.1819

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

Thorvaldsen has guided Caspers through the Vatican museum by torchlight. She admires his inspirin...

Presumably February 1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Presumably February 1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Presumably February 1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Presumably February 1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.2.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted writes that he sees Thorvaldsen every day. He praises Thorvaldsen’s latest works, Cupid...

7.2.1819

Anne Proby

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Proby asks Thorvaldsen for dinner the same day; she has something she would like to discuss with ...

6.3.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted praises Thorvaldsen’s latest sculptures, Dancing Girl, A179, Cupid and the Graces, A29 ...

Presumably April or May 1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In this love poem, Caspers describes a pain which prayer cannot soothe, and which she fears will ...

Presumably 21.4.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers asks Thorvaldsen indignantly if he does not want to say goodbye to her. She sympathizes w...

Probably April or May 1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers asks Thorvaldsen to come and see her for a moment just after 12 o’clock.

5.5.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

P.O. Brøndsted

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

8.5.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Jens Møller

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

20.5.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers is very sorry that she failed to keep her appointment with Thorvaldsen the day before. Sh...

21.5.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A note of remembrance with a short text and three different dried flowers.

23.5.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers is leaving Rome and Thorvaldsen, but she feels that her soul will stay with him. She will...

19.6.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted writes about his Roman friends and about Thorvaldsen in particular. He is happy that Th...

Presumably 9.7.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri asks Thorvaldsen to speak to Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia as soon as possible regarding Ja...

25.12.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers suffers because she has not heard from Thorvaldsen. She often reads about him in the news...

7.11.1820

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers is pleased to wish Thorvaldsen good morning for the first time in Vienna. She gives him h...

Between 7.11.1820 and 25.11.1820

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Princess Grassalkovich, Caspers tells Thorvaldsen that Countess Zichy-Ferraris want...

Presumably 19.11.1820

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers does not want a day to go by without seeing Thorvaldsen as they will soon be parted forev...

25.11.1820

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers has heard about the collapse of the floor in Thorvaldsen’s workshop and sympathizes with ...

7.3.1821

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

Caspers has sent a crate with a plaster portrait of Thorvaldsen to Thierry through a Mr. Abendrot...

13.5.1822

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie asks Thorvaldsen when a visit to his workshop will be convenient. She suggests coming w...

3.11.1824

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

They seldom write to each other, but Caspers assures Thierry that the time they spent together in...

August 1826 - Spring 1827

Carsten Hauch

Omnes

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

28.2.1826

John Hay

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At the request of a respectable person known to them both, Hay asks Thorvaldsen to return some le...

3.1.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.2.1832

Juliane Marie Jessen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.2.1834

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers thinks of the times spent in Thorvaldsen’s company in Rome and hopes that their ties of f...

18.2.1834

Marie Doré

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Marie Doré hopes to see Thorvaldsen some day. She and her family are well.

6.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard writes about an excursion in the company of Danish artists to Tivoli east of Rome....

7.8.1837

Elisabeth Wedel-Heinen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.2.1840

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

Fragments of a letter which must have been written over several days because it first says that F...

After 1842

Pauline Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pauline sends her warm regards to Thorvaldsen, and asks him to send her some drawings.

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...

2.4.1843

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

A satirical newspaper report on a dispute between Thorvaldsen and Ferdinand Richardt.

19.11.1843

Henrik Stampe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sang i anledning af Thorvaldsens sidste fødselsdag.

19.11.1843

Henrik Stampe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sang i anledning af Thorvaldsens sidste fødselsdag.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 18th part of YY in all.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 45th part of YY in all.The c...

11.8.1844

Anna Maria Uhden

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

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

8.3.1845

Peder Hjort

Just Mathias Thiele

Report on Thorvaldsen’s relationship with Frances Mackenzie based on reminiscences and letters. H...

Around 1850

N.C.L. Abrahams

Just Mathias Thiele

Abrahams sends Thiele his translation of a letter from Maria Zoëga to Thorvaldsen.