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Thorvaldsen's Works, Reminders for

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Antagelig april-juni 1804

Arnold Wallick

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.12.1804

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova inquires about the progress of the sculptures she has commissioned and reques...

8.4.1806

Patrick Moir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

14.6.1806

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Vorontsova is very impatient to receive the long-awaited artworks. Thorvaldsen has informed her a...

6.7.1806

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The banker Torlonia requests the delivery of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures for Countess Vorontsova.

23.11.1808

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel assures Thorvaldsen that he has not been forgotten in Copenhagen and asks him to remember ...

22.4.1809

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.6.1809

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig tidligst december 1811, antagelig senest februar 1815

Conrad Rantzau

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rantzau asks Thorvaldsen to assist him in listing the works which he commissioned from Thorvaldse...

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

9.8.1816

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

31.8.1816

John Russell 2.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

John Russell, son of the 6th Duke of Bedford by the same name, asks Thorvaldsen to complete the p...

20.11.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.1.1817

John Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell asks Thorvaldsen to complete two reliefs, Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490, and Priam Plead...

27.4.1817

Luigi Porro Lambertenghi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Porro Lambertenghi regrets that Thorvaldsen has not been paid as agreed. He has now made new arra...

25.5.1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen has to postpone his trip to Denmark because he has to finish John Russell’s com...

13.10.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar gives Thorvaldsen more details regarding the funerary monument to his son Thomson Henry Bon...

12.12.1817

Adam Gottlob Müller

Jørgen Koch

Müller asks Koch to contact Thorvaldsen in Rome regarding the execution of the marble bust of Hen...

11.6.1818

Atanazy Raczyński

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.6.1818

Ludwig Fuhrmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fuhrmann asks Thorvaldsen to inform Atanazy Raczyński about the progress of Ganymede Offering the...

9.7.1818

John Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell refers to his letter of 1.5.1818 regarding the shipment of the two reliefs that he has co...

21.12.1818

Atanazy Raczyński

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Raczyński has spoken to Joh. Carl Löwe about the transportation from Rome to Poznań of the statu...

16.1.1819

Agnete Marie Rosencrone

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Agnete Rosencrone asks Thorvaldsen to send the bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210, to Denmark....

26.3.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller informs Pfyffer von Altishofen that Thorvaldsen has been ill and therefore has not begun w...

6.4.1819

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.5.1819

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi presses Thorvaldsen for an answer concerning the monument to Thomas Maitland, cf. A258 an...

17.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Keller presses Thorvaldsen for the completion of the model for Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf....

19.6.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri reminds Thorvaldsen that Nicolaus Esterházy’s commission has to be sent off. Esterházy’s...

19.6.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller complains that it is difficult to get Thorvaldsen to complete his work on the model for Dy...

Possibly 30.6.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri reminds Thorvaldsen that he has promised to deliver a bust, probably of Nicolaus Esterhá...

Presumably 9.7.1819

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Sandsynligvis oktober 1819-august 1820

Adam Gottlob Müller

Rasmus Emil Bruun

Müller asks Bruun to contact Thorvaldsen regarding his marble bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A2...

September 1820

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse introduces his compatriot Joseph Douglas Strutt, who is spending the winter in Rome. He ...

September 1820

John Cam Hobhouse

Joseph Douglas Strutt

Hobgouse sends three letters that may be useful to him. He requests Strutt to ask Thorvaldsen to ...

17.9.1820

Stanislaus de Chaudoir

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chaudoir inquires whether Thorvaldsen has had time to think about the commissioned monument to hi...

3.4.1821

Lega Zambelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Maj 1821

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia is disappointed that Thorvaldsen has not complied with the agreement to complete Jason w...

2.6.1821

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.6.1821

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse introduces a Mr. Harris, who is going to study in Rome. Hobhouse expresses an ardent wis...

12.8.1821

Jørgen Conrad de Falsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Writing on an envelope, Falsen reminds Thorvaldsen that he has promised to make a sepulchral monu...

20.8.1821

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia assumes that Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, is ready to be shipped as Thorvaldsen h...

7.9.1821

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski introduces Bernard Potocki, a nephew of Włodzimierz Potocki, who is coming to Rome. H...

31.10.1821

Adam Czartoryski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryski informs Thorvaldsen that Mokronowski died on October 19th, the very day of Józef Poni...

1.12.1822

Francesco Tantini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mr. and Mrs. Tantini ask Thorvaldsen to make a plaster cast of the bust of their mutual friend, C...

1.12.1822

Cecilia Tantini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Omkring 4.3.1823

Tekla Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka mentions that she has written three letters to Thorvaldsen without hearing from him...

15.4.1823

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia has received several letters from Thomas Hope, who is impatient to have the statue of Ja...

17.4.1823

Friedrich Bluhme

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Friedrich Bluhme has tried in vain to see Thorvaldsen personally and therefore writes on Tantini’...

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...

27.3.1824

Leon Potocki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Potocki urgently requests a definite date of delivery of the moulds for the equestrian statue of ...

11.8.1824

J.C. Dahl

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dahl sends a greeting through Johan Christian Fick and promises Thorvaldsen a painting.

15.9.1824

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.9.1824

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.10.1824

Narcyz Makowiecki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Makowiecki reminds Thorvaldsen that he has not yet received the marble copy of the bust of Józef ...

5.1.1825

Tekla Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka has written to Thorvaldsen from Poland but has not heard from him. She asks if he h...

29.1.1825

Hans Henrik Gunnerus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gunnerus tells Thorvaldsen that time is running out. In the past three years since Thorvaldsen do...

21.2.1826

Stanisław Grabowski, Józef Sierakowski, Walenty Sobolewski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

22.2.1826

Edward Czarnecki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

11.4.1826

Ferdinando Dôrhel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of his client, Luigi Sommariva, Dôrhel presses Thorvaldsen for the remaining part of th...

12.6.1826

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Thomas Hope, Torlonia urges Thorvaldsen to finish the statue of Jason with the Golde...

5.10.1826

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An inquiry about Thorvaldsen’s sculptural decorations for the Church of Our Lady and Christ...

17.2.1827

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound thanks Thorvaldsen for having taken on the Scottish sculptor Alexander R...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter expresses dissatisfaction with the number of works for the Church of Our Lady and Chri...

10.4.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen is very disappointed about the postponement of the shipment to Denmark of Thorvaldsen...

22.5.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace ask Thorva...

13.6.1827

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Thomas Hope, Torlonia urges Thorvaldsen to finish the statue of Jason with the Golde...

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...

17.9.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen has read a letter from Hermann Ernst Freund concerning the forthcoming transportation...

1.12.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The ship owner L.N. Hvidt has informed the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace that the...

Januar 1828

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.12.1828

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Cancellation of the commission for two marble candelabra which Thorvaldsen was to have executed f...

16.6.1829

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon reports that Thorvaldsen’s statues of Venus, A853, Ganymede Offering the Cup, A85...

23.10.1832

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A follow-up to the letter of 21.8.1832, in which the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palac...

10.12.1832

Anselmo Ronchetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ronchetti has heard that Thorvaldsen’s son-in-law likes the boots. He is eager to see the b...

29.12.1832

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik Is pleased that Thorvaldsen intends to come to Copenhagen in the spring o...

5.2.1833

Jan Radziwonski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dr. Jan Radziwonski forwards a letter from Zofia Potocka and reminds Thorvaldsen that Józefina Ma...

21.3.1833

Anselmo Ronchetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ronchetti takes advantage of Marco Viani’s departure from Milan to send a greeting to Thorv...

19.12.1837

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

7.4.1838

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard writes about all the preparations made in order to get Thorvaldsen and his works home wi...

Februar-marts 1845

Christine Stampe

Jonas Collin

Stampe has received a letter from the German painter General C.W. von Heideck, in which he asks a...