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Thorvaldsen's Works, Commissioning

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12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for his support. He tells him that many of the Roman art collection...

24.12.1800

Poul Scheel

Georg Zoëga

Scheel has been allowed to enclose a letter to Zoëga in a letter from Friedrich Münter. After hav...

12.11.1803

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart has arrived in Naples and invites Thorvaldsen to visit him. He sends travelling expenses...

February 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Irina Vorontsova

Contract between Countess Vorontsova and Thorvaldsen. Thorvaldsen undertakes to make a group depi...

5.3.1804

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova asks Thorvaldsen to go to the banker Torlonia in order to draft a contract li...

Medio april 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen writes that he has received a grant of 300 rix-dollars from the Danish King. He thank...

4.5.1804

Fyodor Matveyev

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Russian painter Fyodor Matveyev forwards a letter from Countess Irina Vorontsova, who through...

Før 4.5.1804

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova writes that she has not received an answer to her letter asking Thorvaldsen w...

7.5.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Irina Vorontsova

Thorvaldsen has learned from Countess Vorontsova’s letter that she has not received his answer no...

30.8.1804

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ropp repeats in writing his commission for 10 marble busts after antique models and the restorati...

Efterår 1804

Jevdokija Ivanovna Golitsyna

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Golitsyna explains that she has written to the banker Torlonia concerning the money she owes Thor...

2.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.12.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

29.12.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard recommends the bearer of the letter, Carl Christian Seydewitz, to Thorvaldsen. He comm...

31.1.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard discusses the payment for the transportation of the crates Thorvaldsen has sent to Cop...

4.3.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart writes that Charlotte Schimmelmann is satisfied with Thorvaldsen’s sketch of Bapti...

26.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

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...

19.10.1805

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is sympathetic to the idea that Thorvaldsen should remain in Rome for the time being b...

11.11.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mazzei writes to make sure that the price of Thorvaldsen’s sculpture has been given in scud...

6.3.1806

Nicolaus Jac. Stuhr

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stuhr has arrived at Leghorn and informed Herman Schubart that his busts of A.P. Bernstorff, A207...

31.12.1806

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen commissions works from Thorvaldsen. For the façade of Christiansborg Palace, he wants...

23.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

Thorvaldsen tells Conrad Rantzau how work on his commissions is progressing. The portrait bust, c...

29.4.1807

Laurits Engelstoft

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Marcus Gerhard Rosencrone, Engelstoft asks Thorvaldsen to execute a portrait bust in...

20.5.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Laurits Engelstoft

Thorvaldsen accepts the commission for the portrait bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210 and spe...

26.5.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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

3.7.1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans West

Thorvaldsen writes a receipt for payment of a self-portrait bust commissioned by Hans West, Berte...

7.7.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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

18.7.1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans West

Thorvaldsen writes a receipt for payment of a self-portrait bust commissioned by Hans West, Berte...

22.5.1811

C.R.W. Wiedemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.R.W. Wiedemann asks Thorvaldsen to execute a monument to his niece Auguste Böhmer, A700-A703. T...

28.2.1812

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.12.1812

Peder Malling

Christian 8.

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

23.9.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

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

15.3.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon asks Thorvaldsen to complete and send three commissioned marble reliefs as soon as possi...

6.4.1816

Anna Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Anna Potocka describes the excellent qualities of the late Count Włodzimierz Potocki, bo...

20.11.1816

Hans Carl Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon reminisces about his journey to Rome and hopes to see Thorvaldsen the following year dur...

Probably April 1817

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri invites Thorvaldsen to dinner with Nicolaus Esterházy, who wants to make arrangements fo...

23.1.1817

Guillaume Bertrand-Favre

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertrand-Favre cancels his commission for two bas-reliefs because they will be placed too high o...

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...

7.3.1817

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In his capacity as member of a committee, Mokronowski writes to Thorvaldsen to ask him if he is w...

Between 29.4.1817 og 20.5.1817

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lord Byron is in Rome, and Hobhouse wants Thorvaldsen to portray him. He hopes that Thorvaldsen i...

3.5.1817

Paolo Prossalendi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Prossalendi forwards a commission for a monument to the British governor-general Thomas Maitland,...

15.5.1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Mokronowski

Thorvaldsen accepts the commission for an equestrian statue of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123, and a...

1.7.1817

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski thanks Thorvaldsen for accepting the commission for the equestrian statue of Józef Po...

26.7.1817

Jacob Ludwig Salomo Bartholdy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

10.9.1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Mokronowski

Thorvaldsen notes that his conditions for executing the equestrian statue of Józef Poniatowski ha...

24.12.1817

Friederike Brun

Omnes

Kommentarerne til dette dokument er under udarbejdelse.

2.1.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen har endelig modtaget en bestilling på en marmorversion af frisen Alexander den Stores...

12.2.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski informs Thorvaldsen that permission has been granted by the Emperor Alexander I to er...

17.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt is pleased that Caroline has commissioned Goddess of Hope from Thorvaldsen. ...

22.4.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Rüttimann reports that he has been in contact with Thorvaldsen regarding the monument in Lucerne ...

25.5.1818

Friederike Brun

Omnes

Kommentarerne til dette dokument er under udarbejdelse.

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

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

20.6.1818

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6. commissions the Alexander Frieze and two caryatids for Christiansborg Palace.

20.6.1818

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copy of the letter dated 20.6.1818.

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen is grateful for the commission for the Alexander Frieze and two caryatids for Christi...

15.12.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Det toscanske Hof

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

15.12.1818

Edward Everett

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Everett has commissioned some copies of the bust of Lord Byron without specifying the material. A...

12.6.1819

Elisabeth Chitrowo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elizabeth Chitrowo writes to Thorvaldsen in order to persuade him to execute a bas-relief for a f...

4.4.1820

Nicolai Holten, Adam Wilhelm Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Moltke writes that 4000 species have been collected for carving marble versions of the two bas-re...

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen firmly declines the proposal of the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace tha...

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen’s copy of the letter dated 25.5.1820, see the comments there.

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Describes the inauguration of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne, w...

20.11.1821

Wilhelm Heigelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig 1822

? (Fru) Butler Claxton

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mrs. Claxton has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop and wants to knpw the price of a bust of Lo...

1.12.1822

Cecilia Tantini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Cecilia Tantini writes to convey Conrad Rantzau’s request to send his portrait bust, cf. A211, to...

9.3.1823

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Johann Martin von Wagner

Schönborn har hørt, at Thorvaldsen vil udføre et nyt anakreontisk relief som pendant til de to al...

9.9.1823

Paul von Nicolay

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.7.1824

Julie von Dörnberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Julie von Dörnberg sends her late son Unico von Dörnberg’s death mask to Thorvaldsen and asks him...

2.8.1824

Frederico Gürtler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gürtler informs Thorvaldsen that he has packed and sent the young Baron Unico von Dörnberg’s deat...

11.1.1828

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The crates with Thorvaldsens art works has arrived in Leghorn. They have been reloaded on a Danis...

1.4.1828

Mathilde Theresia von Irgens-Bergh

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.5.1829

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In his capacity of chairman of a committee, Hobhouse asks Thorvaldsen if he will accept a commiss...

27.8.1829

Alexis de Chateauneuf

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.11.1829

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The subscribers to the monument to Lord Byron have held a meeting. They are grateful that Thorval...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For unknown reasons, the letter has been severely damaged. See instead the draft of the letter fo...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik has heard that the Alexander Frieze, cf. A503, and Christ, cf. A82, and John t...

3.3.1832

Georg Christian Braun, Gutenberg-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.10.1835

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

1837 or 1839

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of reliefs by Thorvaldsen, probably corresponding to the ones purchased by Wilhelm 1.

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...

10.7.1838

Angelo Maria Ricci

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.9.1839

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

5.12.1839

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele asks Thorvaldsen to execute a monument to the recently deceased King Frederik 6. He has su...

18.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen pays tribute to King Christian VIII six weeks after his accession to the throne. Thor...

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kommentarerne til dette brev er under udarbejdelse.

23.1.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Sends Just Mathias Thiele to Thorvaldsen with a written request that Thorvaldsen model the revers...

19.2.1840

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

En skriftlig bestilling af Christian 4.s monument til Roskilde Domkirke.

19.2.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Entry stating that Christian VIII has sent Thorvaldsen a commission for the monument to Christian...

28.7.1840

Frederik 6.-kommissionen, J.P. With

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of the commission for a monument to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skanderborg Castle, , J....

16.1.1842

Mathilde von Waldenburg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

von Waldenburg asks for a cast of The Adoration of the Shepherds, A570, and Thorvaldsen’s s...

2.2.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

The Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace has been asked to commission four marble statue...

6.2.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

6.11.1843

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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