The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Documents in which Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is mentioned

30.1.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

16.4.1810

Christian Daniel Rauch

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 28.12.1813

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Humorous epigram by J.W. Goethe, inserted as a loose leaf in Thorvaldsen’s album. If you underest...

Presumably 1820

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Proposal for a monument to J.W. Goethe on the occasion of his seventieth birthday: a colossal bus...

15.3.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

18.6.1820

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On the occasion of Goethe’s seventieth birthday, Boisserée told Thorvaldsen about his plans for a...

10.8.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sulpiz Boisserée

Thorvaldsen is flattered and accepts a commission to execute a frieze with bas-reliefs for a monu...

29.10.1820

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Boisserée writes that he cannot meet Thorvaldsen in Munich as he is in Paris in connection with h...

22.1.1822

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Boisserée recommends the painter Karl Joseph Begas from Cologne, who has received a royal scholar...

30.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sulpiz Boisserée

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer. He acknowledges receipt of the first four deliveries ...

30.5.1822

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sulpiz Boisserée

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer. He acknowledges receipt of the first four deliveries ...

18.9.1822

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.5.1831

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Fanny Hensel

Mendelssohn is amazed at Hegel’s assertion that German art is stone-dead when Goethe and Th...

9.6.1831

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

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

9.6.1836

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

1837

AD

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The poet is proud to have been born while a special “triple star” of artists shone in the firmame...

24.6.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

4.7.1837

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A unanimous Goethe committee wants Thorvaldsen to execute a representation of J.W. Goethe for the...

21.7.1837

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Goethe-kommissionen

Draft letter. Thorvaldsen is ready to execute a model for a monument to J.W. von Goethe. However,...

21.7.1837

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Goethe-kommissionen

Thorvaldsen declares himself willing to execute a monument to J.W. von Goethe. However, he wants ...

9.9.1837

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is thanked for his acceptance of the commission to execute a model for a monument to ...

7.2.1838

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

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

21.4.1838

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copy (abbreviated) of an earlier letter. Thorvaldsen is thanked for his acceptance of the commiss...

30.7.1838

A. Martini, NN

Omnes

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

12.11.1838

G. Borup

Omnes

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

22.1.1839

Redaktørerne ved Dagen, Peder Malling

Omnes

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

1.9.1839

Redaktørerne ved Portefeuillen

Omnes

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

7.9.1839

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Committee was pleased to receive Thorvaldsen’s last letter, not least because it reassured th...

5.11.1839

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Committee is pleased to accept Thorvaldsen’s proposal to execute the models for the Goethe mo...

26.5.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Goethe-kommissionen

Thorvaldsen is pleased with the Committee’s positive reaction to his first sketch for the Goethem...

18.6.1840

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Committee has received Thorvaldsen’s new sketch for the Goethe monument. They fully approve o...

August-October 1840

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 13th part of 60 in all.

10.12.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Goethe-kommissionen

Thorvaldsen regrets that he has had to postpone his departure to Rome – and thus to Frankfurt – o...

12.12.1840

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Because of general dissatisfaction with the lack of progress in Thorvaldsen’s execution of the pl...

3.11.1844

Redaktørerne ved Ny Portefeuille, J.C. Schythe

Omnes

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

1850

August Kestner

Omnes

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

22.11.1850

Redaktørerne ved Fædrelandet, August Kestner

Omnes

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

1874 (1818-23)

Louise Seidler

Omnes

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