The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on History of the Archives

Other partial publications of Thorvaldsen’s letters are for instance: Louis Bobé: Thorvaldsen i Kærlighedens Aldre, Copenhagen 1938. Georg Brandes: “Thorvaldsen og nogle kvinder”, in: Tilskueren, January 1920. Victor Freund: Hermann Ernst Freunds Levned, [published after the author’s death by H.R. Baumann], Copenhagen 1883. Emil Hannover: Maleren C.W. Eckersberg. En Studie i dansk Kunsthistorie, [Copenhagen] 1898. Jørgen B. Hartmann: Thorvaldsen a Roma, Rome 1959. Sigurd Müller: “Thorvaldsens Elskede”, in: Gads danske Magasin, September 1909. Hroar Olsen, “Breve til Thorvaldsen fra Jørgen Knudtzon, in: Kunst og Kultur, 1. Part, 1915. Julius Lange: “Tre utrykte Breve fra Thorvaldsen“, in: Tilskueren, 1890. Th. Oppermann: Herman Ernst Freund 1786-1840. En kunsthistorisk Skildring, Copenhagen 1916. Th. Oppermann: Thorvaldsen, Hans Barndom og Ungdom 1768-1797, Copenhagen 1924, Thorvaldsen, Mandomsaarene i Rom 1797-1819, Copenhagen 1927, and Thorvaldsen, i Rom og i Kjøbenhavn 1819-1849, Copenhagen 1930. However, Oppermann mainly uses the letters allready quoted by Thiele. Eugène Plon: Thorvaldsen: Sa Vie et son Oeuvre, Paris 1867. Harald Tesan: Thorvaldsen und seine Bildhauerschule in Rom, Cologne 1998. This last book is based on Thorvaldsen’s accounts of his workshop and through them throws light on Thorvaldsen’s manner of working.

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