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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 ...

31.1.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Having no portrait of her husband, Caroline von Humboldt and the couple’s children often visit Th...

19.5.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In Thorvaldsen’s workshop, Caroline von Humboldt has again viewed the bust of her husband. She ap...

July 1817

Redaktørerne ved Athene, Rasmus Emil Bruun

Christian Molbech, NN

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

3.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt calls Thorvaldsen’s frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon “the most perf...

14.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In the afternoon, Caroline von Humboldt is to view the Aeginetes together with Thorvaldsen.

16.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has viewed the Aeginetes, most of which are finished, and calls them “something complete...

17.6.1817

Georgina M. Waddington

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Waddington informs Thorvaldsen that her daughter is to marry Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen, wh...

31.12.1817

Arthur Judd Carrighan

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Carrighan recommends some Scottish noblewomen of the Gordon-Cumming family who are staying in Rom...

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.

10.10.1818

B.S. Ingemann

Omnes

Ingemann describes his first meeting with Thorvaldsen in Rome.

10.10.1818

Frederik Schmidt

Frederik Schmidt

The commentary to this document 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.

11.10.1818

Frederik Schmidt

Frederik Schmidt

The commentary to this document 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...

17.1.1819

Franziska Caspers

Charlotte Thierry

Thorvaldsen has guided Caspers through the Vatican museum by torchlight. She admires his inspirin...

1.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

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

3.4.1819

Clemens Metternich

Eleonore von Kaunitz

Metternich is sightseeing in Rome and visits Thorvaldsen’s and Canova’s workshops. Canova reminds...

10.4.1819

Rud Bay

Gottlieb Schønheyder

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

13.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius visited the Galleria Borghese and Thorvaldsen’s workshop, which is overrun by with visi...

27.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop and in the afternoon went to La Storta for a big party o...

12.5.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius studied Barthold Georg Niebuhr’s Römische Geschichte and visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop.

Summer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

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

11.11.1820

Pietro Tenerani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tenerani informs Thorvaldsen about the accident that took place 8.11.1820 in one of Thorvaldsen&#...

17.-23.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Canova’s workshop and comments on the sculptor’s works. Then he visits Thorvaldsen’s works...

1821

Sydney Morgan

Omnes

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

17.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen in his workshop, where he meets the Russian general Alexander Ivanovich Osterm...

27.1.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who has modelled a bust of the Austrian Prince Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg...

22.2.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits the German painter Adolf Senff and then Thorvaldsen, who is working on a marble version of...

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...

1822-1826

F.C. Hillerup

Omnes

Hillerup describes Thorvaldsen’s residence and workshops in Rome.

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...

13.5.1822

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie asks Thorvaldsen when a visit to his workshop will be convenient. She suggests coming w...

Tidligst 27.9.1822

Arthur Judd Carrighan

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Carrighan recommends John Gage Rokewode, brother of the late Thomas Gage, and Thomas Gage’s widow...

1824

Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

Thiele describes Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Rome.

Muligvis 1826

William Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell would like to visit Thorvaldsen’s workshop with some English friends, Mr. and Mrs. ...

1826-1827 (1876)

N.C.L. Abrahams

Omnes

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

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

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

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...

Antagelig forår 1828

Wriothesley Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell regrets that he has to postpone his visit to Thorvaldsen, but he has time after Monday.

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...

8.12.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

1829

Christian Gottfried Daniel Stein

Omnes

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

18.2.1829

Karl August Nicander

Omnes

Nicander writes that Thorvaldsen has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Ba...

3.4.1829

Antonio Nibby

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of the Grand Duchess Helene, Nibby asks Thorvaldsen to be in his studio that afternoon ...

4.5.1829

Honoria Louisa Cadogan

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The sender asks Thorvaldsen to receive the Marquis of Douro and his wife, who want to see Thorval...

19.12.1829

E.A. Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Illness and bad weather have prevented Russell from calling on Thorvaldsen, but he is looking for...

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 ...

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...

5.5.1830

Magnus Theodor Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Magnus Moltke writes that his father, A.G.D. Moltke, has given him his bust, A212, and Angelika K...

19.6.1830

François-Joseph Navez

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Navez asks Thorvaldsen to receive Adolphe Quetelet in his workshop.

1.3.1831

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Mendelssohn has seen George Gordon Byron, cf. A130, in clay during a visit to Thorvaldsen’s works...

16.5.1831

? Webber

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dr. Webber asks if he and his family may visit Thorvaldsen’s workshop in order to see the m...

6.6.1831

Fritz Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Paulsen asks if he may call with Mrs. Horn the same morning at 11.

30.3.1833

Ralph Waldo Emerson

NN

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

19.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen visits Thorvaldsen for the first time in Rome. He seeks him in vain in his workshop but ...

7.11.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshops and seen Psyche in plaster, A26, and George Gordon B...

26.11.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen describes Pope Leo XII’s visit to Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Piazza Barberini on St. Luk...

11.1.1835

H.C. Andersen

Omnes

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

Presumably 20.6.1835

Maria Callcott

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Callcott introduces her cousin, Captain Dundas, and his wife and asks Thorvaldsen to show them th...

2.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

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

2.1.1836

John Gibson

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Gibson wonders that John Lough neither visits other sculptors’ workshops nor receives visits in h...

23.2.1836

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

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

12.12.1836

Luigi Chiaveri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Chiaveri recommends the British politician J.C. Herries for a visit to Thorvaldsen’s workshop.

23.12.1836

Anna Ticknor

Anna Ticknor

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

Antagelig 1839-1840, senest 1843

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Oehlenschläger writes a poem to accompany the poem he has written as an illustration of Thorvalds...

Antagelig 1839-1840, senest 1843

Adam Oehlenschläger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Oehlenschläger’s poem written as an illustration of Thorvaldsen’s relief The Ages of Love, A426. ...

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

The commentary for this document 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.

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.

26.11.1840

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen’s workshop at Charlottenborg and sees the original plaster model, Christ...

27.12.1843

Redaktørerne ved Aftonbladet, Carl Anton Wetterbergh

Omnes

The commentary to this newspaper article is not available at the moment.

2.4.1844

Louise Malling

Just Mathias Thiele

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

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 ...

21.4.1855

Redaktørerne ved For tre Skilling

Omnes

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