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Thorvaldsen's Works, Payment

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22.6.1801

Joh. Hein. Wulffen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wulffen forwards a letter from Doctor Scheel to Thorvaldsen and explains that Scheel has told him...

13.7.1801

Joh. Hein. Wulffen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wulffen informs Thorvaldsen that he can draw 100 scudi on the banker Torlonia.

Tidligst 19. og senest 23.3.1803

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Transcript of Thomas Hope’s copy of his contract with Thorvaldsen regarding Jason with the Golden...

12.11.1803

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Omkring 1.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

Medio august 1805

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau tells Thorvaldsen that he has sent a bill of exchange for 300 piastres to Rome through Zo...

12.1.1806

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova has ordered the banker Torlonia to pay Thorvaldsen 550 ecus for his works, an...

8.4.1806

Patrick Moir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Moir informs Thorvaldsen on behalf of Thomas Hope that the fourth and last payment for Jason with...

23.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

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

16.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen suggests subjects from Greek mythology for the reliefs for the Christiansborg Palace ...

16.2.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Draft for letter: Thorvaldsen suggests motifs from Greek mythology for the reliefs for the Christ...

9.3.1807

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen suggests that the statues of Solon and Lycurgus for the Copenhagen city hall and cour...

15.5.1807

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The building commission will forward an advance payment at 1000 scuid to Thorvaldsen. Hansen sugg...

16.5.1807

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive an adv...

20.5.1807

Det kongelige bankkontor, Altona

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The bank informs Thorvaldsen that 1,000 scudi will be transferred to him through J.C. Ulrich at L...

Efter 6.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Thrane

A reminder to Thrane to pay for his marble bust, Dep.36.

8.6.1807

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.G.D. Moltke transfers 200 piastres for his bust, cf. A212, regretting the delay. He would like ...

15.6.1807

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.C. Ulrich sends Thorvaldsen two bills of exchange for a total of 1000 scudi. He asks Thorvaldse...

20.7.1807

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.C. Ulrich sends a copy of his letter of 15.6.1807 and asks Thorvaldsen to acknowledge receipt o...

6.8.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of the advance payment for the works for Christiansborg Palace a...

Tidligst september 1807, senest august 1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

Thorvaldsen tells Conrad Rantzau that his bust, cf. A211, is ready to be shipped, and that the re...

17.11.1808

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schimmelmann is happy that the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4 is finished. Sh...

24.6.1809

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova has written to Thorvaldsen several times without receiving an answer, so she ...

Antagelig omkring oktober 1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pierre de Balck

Thorvaldsen informs de Balck that the commissioned works, a bas-relief representing Hector with P...

3.7.1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans West

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

18.7.1810

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans West

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

Sandsynligvis 30.12.1810

Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of Theodor von der Ropp’s commission.

Antagelig 2.2.1811

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Theodor von der Ropp

Thorvaldsen thanks Ropp for the payment of his works. Regarding Jupiter Otricoli, he thinks that ...

18.8.1811

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schelling thanks Thorvaldsen for accepting the commision for Monument to Auguste Böhmer, A700-A70...

15.3.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

3.4.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he, Alexander Baillie, and his brother Hans Carl Knudtzon had a pleasant jou...

22.4.1816

Mary Bentinck

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bentinck asks Thorvaldsen to pack and deliver the marble portrait busts of Edward Pellew and Will...

8.9.1817

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ropp thanks Thorvaldsen after having received Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490, Venus with the Appl...

31.12.1817

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Sommariva authorizes his banker to pay Thorvaldsen a total of 14,000 scudi in instalments of the ...

2.1.1818 - 17.12.1825

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

List of Sommariva’s payments to Thorvaldsen for the marble version of Alexander the Great’s Entr...

16.1.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francesco Barberini

Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of 42 scudi, through Barberini, as part payment for Monument to ...

3.2.1818

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi has apparently received a letter from Thorvaldsen which has crossed his own letter to the...

11.6.1818

Atanazy Raczyński

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Raczyński sends part of the payment for Ganymede Offering the Cup, cf. A854, expressing his hope ...

6.11.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Atanazy Raczyński

Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of 250 scudi as part payment for Ganymede Offering the Cup, cf. ...

4.12.1818

Atanazy Raczyński

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Raczyński thanks Thorvaldsen for the drawing of Ganymede and hopes to receive the statue soon, cf...

6.4.1819

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope urges Thorvaldsen to finish and deliver Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, commissio...

8.4.1819

Narcyz Makowiecki

Pierre Jullien

Makowiecki asks the banker Jullien to pay Thorvaldsen 50 ecus after the bust of Józef Poniatowski...

3.7.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller writes that the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, has been completed and ...

28.7.1819

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

François Arland

Receipt for a contribution to the subscription for the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf...

August 1819 - marts 1820

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of payments concerning the following works by Thorvaldsen: A119, A893, A312, A720, A811,...

7.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller reports that both models of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, have be...

25.12.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted writes that he has been busy showing the newly arrived Royal Couple from Denmark around...

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.

28.5.1820

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Payment for works for Christiansborg Palace.

28.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who gets the idea of enlarging his professorial residence at the Academy of F...

31.3.1821

Pietro Tenerani

Atanazy Raczyński

On Thorvaldsen’s behalf, Tenerani acknowledges receipt of the payment for Ganymede Offering the ...

3.4.1821

Lega Zambelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On Byron’s behalf, Zambelli thanks Thorvaldsen for having finished the bust and asks him to send ...

23.4.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka

Thorvaldsen thanks Tekla Potocka for her two letters and informs her that the statue of her husba...

22.2.1826

Edward Czarnecki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czarnecki reminds Thorvaldsen that he signed a contract 30.9.1820 for a statue of Copernicus, cf....

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen responds to Sommariva’s letter of complaint regarding his father Giovanni Battista So...

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen explains that G.B. Sommariva wanted to be portrayed at full length together with Thor...

12.1.1827

Louise Salvage de Faverolles

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copied excerpt of a letter from Salvage de Faverolles to one of Thorvaldsen’s aquaintances, who i...

10.4.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, Thorvaldsen is asked by the Building Commission for the Chur...

Januar 1828

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

17.4.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Michael Shaw Stewart

Thorvaldsen’s receipt for _Cupid with his Bow_in marble, cf. A819.

11.6.1829

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Humboldt writes that his wife, Caroline, died in March. She wanted to be buried in the garden of ...

14.7.1829

Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bunsen sender en anvisning på et restbeløb fra Wilhelm von Humboldt og beder Thorvaldsen skrive u...

3.8.1829

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hope gratefully acknowledges receipt of Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, the portrait busts of...

9.2.1830

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse has read Thorvaldsen’s letter to the subcommittee and is now able to send the payment of...

4.3.1830

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

9.3.1830

Alexander Murray

Bertel Thorvaldsen

W.H. Gibbs writes that Murray has been to see Thorvaldsen, but he was not there. The payment for ...

24.5.1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Narcyz Makowiecki

Receipt for 50 of the 100 scudi which the bust of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A249, costs.

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...

Efter 22.1.1833

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska encloses a note from Zofia Potocka and emphasizes that the latter is very pleased wit...

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is in bed with a severe cold and dictates the letter to Ludvig Bødtcher, so C.F. Hans...

16.8.1834

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At Thorvaldsen’s request, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace and the Univers...

22.5.1836

Zofia Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zofia Potocka thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter informing her that the monument is ready to be se...

15.2.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen asks for 500 species [1,000 rix-dollars] as partial payment for the works that he is ...

25.6.1845

Gottfried Rosenberg

Just Mathias Thiele

Rosenberg sends Thiele 1,000 rix-dollars to Thorvaldsen’s estate as final payment to C.F. Holbech...

27.11.1845

Gottfried Rosenberg

Just Mathias Thiele

Rosenberg reminds Thiele of the missing payment to the sculptor C.F. Holbech in Rome. Earlier in ...