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3.11.1796

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6.

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen’s receipt for the payment of the bust of A.P. Bernstorff, A856, delivered to...

9.12.1797

Karen Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Karen Thorvaldsen misses her son greatly. She is unhappy with her life and her husband. He gives ...

23.3.1798

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received news from his son. He advises him to send a work o...

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...

After 23.3.1803, before summer 1803

Finelli & Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s contract with the sculptors Pietro Finelli and Heinrich Keller concerning the deliv...

February 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Irina Vorontsova

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

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has left him incapable of wor...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

5.3.1804

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 24.5.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Probably a list of the expected profits from the artworks commissioned from Thorvaldsen at the ti...

4.3.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

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...

8.4.1806

Patrick Moir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for helping Gotskalk Thorvaldsen. The war has given Thorvaldsen fin...

14.8.1806

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that he will receive his salary as a professor of the Royal Academ...

20.5.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Laurits Engelstoft

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

Efter 6.6.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Thrane

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

23.12.1807

Laurits Engelstoft

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Engelstoft writes that Marcus Gerhard Rosencrone will soon send the pictorial material that Thorv...

22.10.1808

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Thorvaldsen informs Schimmelmann that the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555,3, A555,4, whi...

4.2.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Thorvaldsen is grateful for Schimmelmann’s praise of the baptismal font, cf. A555,1, A555,2, A555...

20.8.1809

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Theodor von Hahn

Contract between Thorvaldsen and Theodor von Hahn concerning delivery of the marble statue Cupid ...

Sandsynligvis 30.12.1810

Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of Theodor von der Ropp’s commission.

9.8.1816

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich asks when the works commissioned by Alexander Baillie and Jørgen Knudtzon will be ready fo...

16.9.1816

Christian Erdmann Gottlieb Prestel

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Prestel anbefaler Thorvaldsen både som menneske og kunstner og giver eksempler på billedhuggerens...

1817

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Reference to Thorvaldsen in an index in Nicolaus Esterházy’s archive.

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...

2.10.1817

Nicolaus Esterházy

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Esterházy acknowledges receipt of Thorvaldsen’s letter, which confirms what they agreed on during...

December 1817

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

A prospectus in which Kruse invites his fellow countrymen to contribute to the acquisition of Tho...

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 ...

Efter 1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

A prospectus in German in which Kruse invites his Danish-German fellow countrymen in Schleswig, H...

2.1.1818

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted has finally received an answer from Thorvaldsen to his latest letters, one of which has...

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...

31.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

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

17.2.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

During transportation to Berlin, the bust of Wilhelm von Humboldt has been damaged. Caroline von ...

17.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

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

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

Schubart assures the concerned Christian Frederik that the Alexander Frieze for Frederik 6.’s new...

12.6.1818

Stanislaus de Chaudoir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chaudoir commissions the monument to his first wife Aloisia, cf. Monument to Stanislaus Chaudoir...

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

Third draft of letter dated 1.8.1818.

8.8.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Thorvaldsen has finished a drawing for the monument to the members of the Swiss Guard, cf. Dying ...

7.9.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rüttimann is grateful that Thorvaldsen has agreed to execute a model of Dying Lion (The Lucerne ...

15.12.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Det toscanske Hof

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

13.2.1819

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Atanazy Raczyński

Thorvaldsen regrets that he cannot send Ganymede Offering the Cup, cf. A41, to Raczyński as the s...

19.5.1819

Bertel Thorvaldsen

William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

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

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...

31.3.1821

Pietro Tenerani

Atanazy Raczyński

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

17.4.1821

Lega Zambelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zambelli informs Thorvaldsen that Byron will pay all freight charges for the shipment of his bust...

7.1.1822

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

The Earl of Minto describes a visit to Thorvaldsen’s and Canova’s workshops and compa...

25.1.1823

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schönborn writes that he has already paid 1,000 scudi, and that Thorvaldsen can draw the remainde...

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...

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...

Senest 12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Draft of the letter dated 12.2.1827.

12.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827 and c...

17.3.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

Freund is informed that the frigate which was to transport several of Thorvaldsen’s works t...

10.4.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

5.7.1827

Commissione per il Monumento Vaccà

Omnes

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.

12.8.1828

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Adler is surprised that Thorvaldsen has not yet claimed the money which Christian (8.) Frederik h...

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...

16.4.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jonas Collin

Thorvaldsen itemizes his bill for works for Christiansborg Palace and the Church of Our Lady and ...

1837 or 1839

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

8.12.1838

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

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

28.2.1839

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

24.8.1839

Johan Bravo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.1.1841-5.2.1842

John Gibson

Henry Sandbach

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

15.3.1842

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Helena Poninska

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

23.8.1844 og 14.7.1845

Johann Scholl

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Scholl testifies that the version of the relief The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song , A602 that ...

8.10.1849

Redaktørerne ved Fædrelandet

Omnes

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