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23.2.1795

Hans Hansen

Omnes

Hansen visits Thorvaldsen in his home at 13 Åbenrå, Copenhagen.

3.6.1797

Senatore Scarpetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for payment of rent for Thorvaldsen’s first studio in Rome in Vicolo Aliberti 1797-1799.

Ultimo 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen’s draft of his first report to Abildgaard on his activities in Rome. He has visited t...

5.1.1798

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kunstakademiet, København

Thorvaldsen reports to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that he has studied Rome and its sur...

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...

Omkring 1.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

Efter 16.7. og senest 6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen asks Lund to take care of his studio while he is gone. He thanks him for having assis...

15.6.1805

Kunstakademiet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Academy of Fine Arts announces that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor of sculpture.

18.6.1805

C.F. Stanley

C.F.F. Stanley

Stanley Senior writes that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts i...

6.7.1805

Arnold Wallick

Christian 8.

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

31.3.1806

Pietro Cimino

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent for Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo della Catena. The period is not indicated ...

15.1.1808

Settimio Cantoni

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent for Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo della Catena. The period is not indicated ...

21.4.1808 - 5.8.1812

Settimio Cantoni, Giuseppe Giorgi, Pietro Odazi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Twelve receipts for rent for Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo della Catena, for a period f...

21.8.1810

Giuseppe Giorgi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A receipt for Thorvaldsen’s rent for his workshops in Vicolo della Catena 1.5.1810 – ...

3.2.1811

Maria Rosa Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent, probably for Thorvaldsen’s two workshops in Via del Cappucini, probably f...

29.2.1812

Alberto Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent August 1811 – January 1812 for Thorvaldsens’s two workshops in Via d...

11.8.1812 - 12.8.1815

Pietro Odazi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

7 receipts for rent for Thorvaldsen’s workshops in 20 and 23, Vicolo della Catena, for the period...

24.8.1812

Alberto Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent February – July 1812 for Thorvaldsen’s two workshops in Via dei Capp...

6.2.1813

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.2.1813

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

27.2.1813

Alberto Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent August 1812 – January 1813 for Thorvaldsen’s two workshops in Via dei Capp...

21.11.1813

Alberto Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent February – July 1813 for Thorvaldsen’s two workshops in Via dei Capp...

27.2.1814

Alberto Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent August 1813 – January 1814 for Thorvaldsen’s two workshops in Via de...

17.12.1815- 12.2.1820

Vicenzo Ossani

NN

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

14.11.1815

Francesco Barberini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Contract between Thorvaldsen and Francesco Barberini concerning rent and conversion of houses at ...

20.11.1815

Peder Malling

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.12.1815

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.9.1816 - 10.2.1817

Pietro Odazi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Two receipts for Thorvaldsen’s rent for his workshops in Vicolo della Catena. The first rec...

2.1.1816

C.W. Eckersberg

J.F. Clemens

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

4.2.1816

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

6.2.1816

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

27.2.1816

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Pietro Camuccini

On Thorvaldsen’s behalf, Pietro Camuccini is to pay Prospero Mallerini 565 scudi for work d...

29.3.1816

Alberto Alborghetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for rent August 1815 – January 1816 for Thorvaldsen’s two workshops in Via de...

Antagelig 1816-1818

George Hayter

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The british painter Hayter asks Thorvaldsen for a very small portion of clay.

1817

Andrea Manazzale

Omnes

A reference to Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo delle Colonnette near Piazza Barberini in Rome.

26.2.1817

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

May 1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen Knudtzon

Thorvaldsen writes that he has been very busy working and showing his workshop to English visitor...

13.2.1818

Pietro Odazi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for six months’ rent for Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo della Catena, for the period 1...

3.3.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has shown Humboldt, Brandenburg, and Roeder a wealth of beautiful figures in his five...

27.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humbolt thinks that Thorvaldsen’s workshop forms a whole of rich and great figures. He thinks tha...

23.4.1818

Peder Hjort

Omnes

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

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

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

5.8.1818

Pietro Odazi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for six months’ rent for Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo della Catena, for the period 1...

24.8.1818

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

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

28.8.1818

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

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

After 11.10.1818

B.S. Ingemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Excerpt of Ingemann’s Reiselyren, which describes some of Thorvaldsen’s works.

22.11.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for one or several weeks in November 1818.

9.12.1818

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

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

7.1.1819

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

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

29.1.1819

Pietro Odazi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt for six months’ rent for Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Vicolo della Catena, for the period 1...

21.3.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the third week of March 1819.

28.3.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius and Brøndsted called on Thorvaldsen, but they did not speak to him as he was busy worki...

31.3.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius visited Thorvaldsen and saw him modelling Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29. Thorvaldsen ha...

1.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop together with Hermann Ernst Freund and admired some of T...

10.4.1819

Rud Bay

Gottlieb Schønheyder

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

27.5.1819

Rud Bay

Gottlieb Schønheyder

Rud Bay describes his frequent visits to Thorvaldsen’s studio and his fascination when watching h...

14.8.1819

Heinrich Keller

Karl Pfyffer von Altishofen

Keller gives instructions concerning measurements and special circumstances in connection with th...

2.10.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted bebrejder Thorvaldsen, at han ikke er rejst til Danmark via den rute, han er blevet anb...

23.10.1819

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

8.11.1819

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Christian Frederik has considered to interrupt his grand tour of Europe temporarily in order to g...

14.11.1819

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik complains that Thorvaldsen is in Copenhagen now that he himself will soon be i...

25.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

Før 15.2.1820

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

Molbech’s account of his visit to Rome, in which he compares Thorvaldsen and Canova and describes...

11.7.1820

Peder Horrebow Haste

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Haste regrets that he is unable to write a poem to express his love for Thorvaldsen, the man. He ...

9.11.1820

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Freund tells Thorvaldsen about the accident that took place 8.11.1820 in one of Thorvaldsen’s wor...

11.11.1820

Redaktørerne ved Diario di Roma

Omnes

A brief mention of the floor collapse in Thorvaldsen’s workshop 8.11.1820

31.12.1820

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted is happy that Thorvaldsen has returned to Rome. The floor in one of Thorvaldsen’s studi...

1821

Sydney Morgan

Omnes

Uddrag af Lady Morgans bog Italy med omtale af Thorvaldsens værksteder.

7.3.1821

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

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

1822-1826

F.C. Hillerup

Omnes

Hillerup describes Thorvaldsen’s residence and workshops in Rome.

14.3.1822

Jacob Ludwig Salomo Bartholdy

Johann Martin von Wagner

Bartholdy skriver vedr. Franz Erwein von Schönborns bestilling af en Bacchus-statue hos den nylig...

15.6.1822

P.O. Brøndsted

Jens Møller

Brøndsted describes a trip he has made in the company of Thorvaldsen and his assistant, Tenerani....

18.7.1822

Francesco Barberini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.7.1822

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.8.1822

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

10.7.1824

C.W. Eckersberg

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A warm greeting from Copenhagen, which Thorvaldsen acknowledges by sending Eckersberg’s bust, A78...

1826-1827 (1876)

N.C.L. Abrahams

Omnes

Abrahams’ recollections of his stay in Rome 1826-27.

20.4.1827

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hittorff recommends the architect Felix Wilhelm Kubli, who brings Thorvaldsen a leaflet on his pu...

20.4.1827

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hittorff recommends the architect Felix Wilhelm Kubli, who brings Thorvaldsen a leaflet on his pu...

2.5.1827

G. Petrozzani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

9.6.1827

NN

Omnes

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

1828

Redaktørerne ved Archiv for Psychologie, Historie, Literatur og Kunst

Omnes

The King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, visits Thorvaldsen’s, Pietro Tenerani’s, and Johann Martin von Wa...

1829

Christian Gottfried Daniel Stein

Omnes

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

31.1.1829

Luigi Bienaimé

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

27.2.1829

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

14.7.1829

F.C. Hillerup

Omnes

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

16.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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

17.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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

30.4.1830

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.G.D. Moltke recollects the old days in Italy and his impressions from Thorvaldsen’s workshop. H...

8.8.1830

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Omnes

Draft of a paragraph in Thorvaldsen’s first testament.

15.9.1831

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hittorff recommends the French architect Jean Pollet. He hopes to see Thorvaldsen and Rome again ...

23.11.1831

Charles Monck

Omnes

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

1832

Hermann Ernst Freund, Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

Thiele repeats Freund’s account of the accident that took place in one of Thorvaldsen’s workshops...

30.3.1832

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

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

21.6.1832

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

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

20.11.1832

Eduard Magnus

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Magnus anbefaler vennen og kunstelskeren Eduard Scholl til Thorvaldsen og håber, at han eller Bie...

29.12.1832

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

29.3.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen confirms receipt of the letter announcing that a naval vessel will arrive at Leghorn ...

29.3.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Draft of the letter dated 29.3.1833.

30.3.1833

Ralph Waldo Emerson

NN

Emerson writes in his diary that he has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop and seen the statue ...

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

An accident with the marble for the portrait statue of Caroline Amalie makes it impossible for Th...

27.4.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik is looking forward to seeing Thorvaldsen again in Copenhagen in the autum...

16.5.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his letters in which he mentions the pleasure, expressed by many pe...

9.6.1833

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen should only send plaster casts to the Academy of Fine Arts and not works in marble un...

15.6.1833

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen is pleased the Thorvaldsen is satisfied with his appointment as director of the Academy of...

29.11.1833

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.2.1834

Jonas Collin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.11.1834

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

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

14.12.1834

Josias Feddersen

Jonas Collin

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

11.1.1835

H.C. Andersen

Omnes

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

6.2.1835

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elisa Paulsen’s dowry has been arranged through Jonas Collin. Among Thorvaldsen’s artworks transp...

13.8.1835

Jonas Collin

Frederik 6.

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

26.8.1835

Jonas Collin

Admiralitets- og Commissariats Collegiet

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

26.8.1835

Jonas Collin

Admiralitets- og Commissariats Collegiet

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

28.8.1835

Admiralitets- og Commissariats Collegiet

Frederik 6.

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

29.8.1835

Jonas Collin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard describes her and her parents’ first visit to Thorvaldsen. He surpasses all their ...

6.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

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

12.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard writes about an excursion to the Forum Romanum with Fritz Petzholdt and Hans Pugga...

21.12.1835

Kunstakademiet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.2.1836

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard describes two visits to Thorvaldsen; during one, he waltzed with her, wearing a dr...

8.3.1836

Henrik Hertz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Humorous song in five stanzas at the Danish Romans Society’s celebration in Copenhagen of T...

8.4.1836

Ludvig Bødtcher

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bødtcher worries that Thorvaldsen has not received his latest letter, sent through the painter Al...

23.12.1836

Anna Ticknor

Anna Ticknor

The commentary to this diary entry is not available at the moment.

1837

Comitteen for Oprettelsen af Thorvaldsens Museum

Omnes

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

14.3.1837

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

6.8.1838-30.9.1841

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.2.1838

Kunstakademiet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

10.6.1838

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

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

1.9.1838

J. P. Sivertsen

Kunstakademiet, København

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

29.9.1838

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

11.10.1838

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

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

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

2.2.1839

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

18.3.1839

Kunstakademiet, København, Bertel Thorvaldsen

F.C. Krohn

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

31.5.1839

Redaktørerne ved Lolland-Falsters Stifts-Tidende

Omnes

Nyhed om svenske universitetsstuderendes besøg i København hos Thorvaldsen.

24.7.1839

N.F.S. Grundtvig

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 24.7.1839

N.F.S. Grundtvig

Omnes

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

25.1.1840

George Scharf

Omnes

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

28.1.1840

George Scharf

Omnes

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

13.2.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Christian VIII and Caroline Amalie visit Thorvaldsen’s workshop at 2 p.m. in order to see h...

3.10.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

On a one-day trip to Præstø and Nysø to see Thorvaldsen.

Presumably 1844-45

NN

Omnes

A poem about one of Thorvaldsen’s slates in the Royal Academy in Copenhagen.

2.4.1844

Louise Malling

Just Mathias Thiele

Before his death, Thorvaldsen has apparently selected a relief for Malling, Actaeon Torn by his D...

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 3rd part of YY in all.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 5th part of YY in all.

3.6.1844

J.F. Schouw

Jonas Collin

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

1.8.1844

Jonas Collin

Christian 8.

Collin has learned that his first letter has not arrived, so he repeats the essence of its conten...

30.12.1844 - 3.1.1845

H.C. Andersen

Omnes

The commentary for this Thorvaldsen biography is not available at the moment.

1845

H.C. Andersen

Omnes

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

19.6.1845

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Plays host to Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who, among other things, is shown several of Thorvaldsen’s wo...

14.7.1845

Hans Puggaard

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

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

12.2.1846

J.F. Schouw

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

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

14.2.1846

Kunstakademiet, København

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

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