The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Correspondence between Bertel Thorvaldsen and Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

1.11.1796

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Short note from Thorvaldsen’s parents to their son.

8.5.1797

Margrethe Ackermann, Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is grateful for his son’s last letter and happy that he has arrived safely a...

23.3.1798

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received news from his son. He advises him to send a work o...

20.5.1799

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thanking his son for his letter, Thorvaldsen’s father writes about the hard winter, his work, and...

4.4.1800

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s parents are delighted with the latest letter from their son, especially because a f...

4.10.1801

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received a letter from Thorvaldsen as rumours in Copenhagen...

22.4.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen begs his father to send him a letter as he is longing for news from Copenhagen. He ex...

3.5.1803

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen reproaches his son strongly for not returning to Copenhagen.

Ultimo februar 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Fragment of a draft in which Thorvaldsen tells his father that he has been ill, and that he has h...

20.10.1805

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen takes leave of his son and apologizes for his last letter. He writes that he...