The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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Presumably 1800 Venus and Cupid, A13.
1804 - 1805 Venus, marble, ca. 130 cm, National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania. Cf. the larger version A12.
Spring 1804 Theodor von der Ropp commissions some marble busts after antique models. Later also Venus, cf. A12, and Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490, both marble National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Not earlier than August 1804 - not later than 1810 Venus Medici, copy after antique model, marble bust, location unknown.
1805 Begins a sculpture, Mars and Venus, later reworked as Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, which in turn becomes the starting point for Mars and Cupid, A7.
1809 Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, A780.
1809 The Birth of Venus, A348.
Not earlier than 1809 Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, A417.
Not earlier than 1809 Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, A418, reworked version of A780.
Presumably 1810 Venus, Mars and Cupid in Vulcan’s Smithy, A419.
Presumably January 1811 The sculptures Venus with the Apple and Bacchus (probably versions of A12 and A2) are commissioned by Wilhelm Malte Putbus.
1813 - 1816 Venus with the Apple, A916, reduced version of A12.
1813 - May 1816 Venus with the Apple, A12.
Presumably 1814 Venus, Mars and Cupid in Vulcan’s Smithy, A420, reworked version of A419.
Not later than 15.3.1816 Jørgen Knudtzon and Alexander Baillie commission the marble relief Venus, Mars and Cupid in Vulcan’s Smithy, cf. A419, today at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire.
Not earlier than summer 1816 Richard Bingham”:/personer/bingham-richard commissions the first marble copy of Venus with the Apple, cf. A12. Today at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California.
Not later than 12.8.1821 Christian (8.) Frederik commissions a table decoration in bronze of Thorvaldsen’s: Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29, Hebe, cf. A39, Jason with the Golden Fleece , cf. 52, Adonis, cf. A53, Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, Shepherd Boy, cf. A177, Dancing Girl, cf. A178, and Pietro Tenerani’s: Psiche abbandonata.
Not earlier than 12.8.1821 - not later than 10.5.1825 Christian 8.’s table decoration is cast by Wilhelm Hopfgarten: Mercury about to Kill Argus, cf. A5, Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, Cupid Triumphant, cf. A22, Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29, Hebe, cf. A39, Jason with the Golden Fleece , cf. 52, Adonis, cf. A53, Mars Bringing Peace, cf. D174, Dancing Girl, cf. A178, and Pietro Tenerani’s: Psiche abbandonata.
Not earlier than April 1824 Richard Bingham’s marble copy of Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, is sent to England. The ship is wrecked near the English coast, but Venus escapes unharmed.
Presumably 1827 Venus and Cupid, A919.
Completed 1828 Venus with the Apple, A853.
Presumably 1837 Venus, Mars and Cupid in the Smithy of Vulcan, cf. A419, commissioned in marble by Alessandro Torlonia. Now in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo Giraud-Torlonia, Rome.
1837 Wilhelm 1. commissions marble versions of Childhood or Spring, cf. A642, Youth or Summerer, cf. A643, Manhood or Autumn, cf. A644, Old Age or Winter, cf. A645, Shepherdess with a Nest of Cupids, cf. A425, and Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, cf. A780. Today all in the Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Venus and Cupid, A433, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Presumably 1838 - 1842 Venus and Psyche, A442, modelled by Pietro Galli after a drawing by Thorvaldsen from 1838.
Not later than April 1838 Vulcan, A8 in marble is begun in Thorvaldsen’s Roman workshop. The statue was later transported to Copenhagen and completed 1861.
Originally planned as a never realized decoration inside Christiansborg Palace consisting of Vulcan, and versions of Mars and Cupid, cf. A6, and Venus with the Apple, cf. A853.
Summer 1839 Wilhelm 1. visit Thorvaldsen’s workshop and commissions a marble version of the statue Cupid and the Graces, cf. A29, Further, he buys the reliefs The Seasons, cf. A642, A643, A644, A645, Shepherdess with a Nest of Cupids, cf. A425, and Cupid Complains to Venus about a Bee Sting, cf. A780. The reliefs are today at the Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart.