The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Documents in which Kunstakademiet, København is mentioned

11.8.1793

Johan Hendrich Bärens

Omnes

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

20.5.1799

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

12.10.1799

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for his support. He tells him that many of the Roman art collection...

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that the transportation of two crates with artworks bound for the Royal Danis...

7.1.1801

Georg Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Georg Zoëga attests to the authorities that Bertel Thorvaldsen is a Danish sculptor, supported by...

27.4.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In continuation of his earlier letters, Ulrich reports that he is not able to redeem Thorvaldsen’...

4.10.1801

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

9.10.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Herman Schubart

Stanley thanks Schubart for recommending him to people in Denmark. He feels almost cured after tw...

28.1.1805

Gustav Stanley

C.F.F. Stanley

Gustav Stanley sends news from Copenhagen to his brother.

14.4.1805

Gustav Stanley

C.F.F. Stanley

Gustav Stanley sends news from Copenhagen about Christiansborg Palace and the Academy of Fine Art...

7.6.1805

Christian 7.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 7. appoints Thorvaldsen professor of sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts...

1.7.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart has read in a newspaper that Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor at the Academy of ...

19.7.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart thanks Stanley for his letter and asks him to tell Thorvaldsen that he will soon receive...

16.8.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley teases Thorvaldsen because he has not heard from him for a long time, but suddenly a lett...

11.10.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart has made some emendations in Stanley’s letter to the Academy of Fine Arts in Copen...

11.11.1805

Herman Schubart

C.F.F. Stanley

Schubart writes that he has forwarded Stanley’s letter to the Academy of Fine Arts in Copen...

23.5.1806

Herman Schubart

Nicolai Abildgaard

Schubart tells Abildgaard about C.F.F. Stanley’s death. He encloses Henrik Vilhelm Lundbye&...

14.6.1806

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

Thorvaldsen competes with Antonio Canova for the commission for a colossal statue of Liberty to t...

21.5.1808

C.F. Høyer

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

Antagelig 7.6.1810

Christian 8.

Hans West

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

4.10.1810

Hans West

Christian 8.

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

Antagelig 15.12.1810

Christian 8.

Hans West

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

17.12.1810

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

West writes about political and economic conditions in Denmark and the rest of Europe. He describ...

15.3.1811

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.1.1812

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An attempt to persuade Thorvaldsen to visit Denmark. Information about life at home and greetings...

20.3.1812

Peder Malling

Christian 8.

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

18.5.1812

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart sends a picture as a model for the portrait bust of Henrik Hielmstierne, cf. A210. Agnet...

Januar 1815

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

9.1.1815

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.11.1815

C.W. Eckersberg

J.F. Clemens

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

1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Kruse encloses the prospectus in which the Danish population is invited to contribute to the acqu...

7.4.1818

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For a long time, the Academy of Fine Arts has wished to possess plaster casts of Thorvaldsen’s wo...

18.4.1818

Peder Friis

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Peder Friis, a friend of Thorvaldsen’s youth, sends a greeting to Thorvaldsen. His son, Frederik ...

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

Schubart assures the concerned Christian Frederik that the Alexander Frieze for Frederik 6.’s new...

30.5.1818

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commission asks for the four marble reliefs for Christiansborg Palace, cf. A317, A318, A319, ...

10.7.1819

Jørgen Koch

Kunstakademiet, København

Koch is pleased to have met P.O. Brøndsted in Rome. Thorvaldsen will soon start his journey to De...

27.10.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Has given up the thought of interrupting his Grand Tour in order to go to Denmark and meet Thorva...

8.11.1819

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Christian Frederik has considered to interrupt his grand tour of Europe temporarily in order to g...

ca. 13.11.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

The comments are not yet available.

3.12.1819

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Freund tells Thorvaldsen about the progress of work in the workshop in Rome. He mentions the work...

25.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

27.12.1819

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An account of the meeting in Copenhagen on 24.11.1819, in which Thorvaldsen promised the Building...

20.4.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6.

Thorvaldsen suggests a drastic restructuring and relocation of the Royal Collection of Paintings,...

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen firmly declines the proposal of the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace tha...

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen’s copy of the letter dated 25.5.1820, see the comments there.

27.6.1820

Rasmus Bruun Bojesen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

11.7.1820

Peder Horrebow Haste

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Haste regrets that he is unable to write a poem to express his love for Thorvaldsen, the man. He ...

22.8.1820

Jørgen Koch

Johan Gunder Adler

Thorvaldsen intends to travel via Poland to Italy in the company of the Danish architect Simon Ch...

28.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Thorvaldsen, who gets the idea of enlarging his professorial residence at the Academy of F...

27.3.1821

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

The Prince has passed on C.F. Hansen’s proposal for work that Hermann Ernst Freund can execute fo...

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Describes the inauguration of the monument Dying Lion (The Lucerne Lion), cf. A119, in Lucerne, w...

21.7.1822

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund is going to send one of his paintings to Thorvaldsen. He encloses a letter from Øllegaa...

28.11.1822

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter is a repetition of the letter dated 21.7.1822, which Thorvaldsen has not answered. Lun...

11.2.1823

P.O. Brøndsted

Holger Halling Aagaard

Brøndsted complains about having been assigned the “less than amusing” task for Christian (8.) Fr...

1824

NN

Omnes

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

2.6.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

30.11.1824

Ernst Schimmelmann, Udenrigsdepartementet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik VI has ordered the brig St. Croix to go to the Mediterranean on its way back from the Da...

1.12.1824

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

Freund is put in charge of the packing of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which are to be ...

24.2.1825

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

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

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik sends a list of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks that he wants to be...

2.7.1825

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

List of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which were put on board the brig St. Croix in order...

24.9.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Most of Thorvaldsen’s artworks have arrived safely in Copenhagen though some of the plaster...

11.3.1826

H.F.J. Estrup

Ordenskapitlet, København

The historian Estrup’s biography of Thorvaldsen for the Chapter of the Royal Orders of Chiv...

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik wants to know which of Thorvaldsen’s works wil be sent home in the ...

25.11.1826

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

The Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen wants more casts of Thorvaldsen’s works.

17.3.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

Freund is informed that the frigate which was to transport several of Thorvaldsen’s works t...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The letter expresses dissatisfaction with the number of works for the Church of Our Lady and Chri...

9.11.1827

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Report on the estimated arrival of the merchant ship Therese at Leghorn.

4.12.1827

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

The merchant ship Therese arrived in Tunis on 28.10.1827 and may soon be expected at Leghorn. As ...

15.1.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

Concerning the lading at Leghorn of Thorvaldsen’s artworks for the Academy of Fine Arts and...

19.1.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Specification of Thorvaldsen’s expenses for storage, crates, and packing in connection with...

13.6.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

Thorvaldsen’s marble reliefs for the facade of Christiansborg Palace will now be cast in plaster ...

3.4.1829

NN

Omnes

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

12.4.1829

N.C.L. Abrahams

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abrahams makes sarcastic remarks about the lack of real news from Copenhagen; the marriage betwee...

4.5.1829

Christian Horneman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hornemann reports the latest gossip from the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and about their m...

1.4.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

2.4.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

17.6.1832

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Clarification of circumstances relating to the commissions for Christiansborg Palace and the Chur...

22.11.1832

NN

Omnes

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

12.1.1833

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen hopes to see Thorvaldsen and his works for Christiansborg Palace and the Church of Our Lad...

22.2.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The King has given orders to prepare the corvette Galathea to sail to Leghorn in the spring of 18...

26.2.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The corvette Galathea will arrive at Leghorn around 1.7.1833, and Thorvaldsen is asked to have th...

12.3.1833

Danske Kancelli, Frederik 6.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6. grants Thorvaldsen permission to adopt his daughter Elisa so that she gets the same r...

30.3.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has been unanimously elected director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and ...

4.4.1833

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

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

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

An accident with the marble for the portrait statue of Caroline Amalie makes it impossible for Th...

27.4.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik is looking forward to seeing Thorvaldsen again in Copenhagen in the autum...

6.5.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

16.5.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his letters in which he mentions the pleasure, expressed by many pe...

9.6.1833

Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen should only send plaster casts to the Academy of Fine Arts and not works in marble un...

27.9.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

A list of the artworks by Thorvaldsen that have come to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea.

15.11.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has been awarded the Silver Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, and Christian Freder...

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...

21.12.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Just Mathias Thiele

Thorvaldsen acknowledges receipt of the report on the arrival of his works of art in Copenhagen w...

18.1.1834

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The three works that had been delivered to the Church of Our Lady even though they belonged to Th...

22.2.1834

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The art lovers of Copenhagen are told what the reasons are why it has not yet been possible to ex...

10.5.1834

NN

Omnes

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

Antagelig 21.6.1834

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

By mistake, the Roman postal services have delayed delivery of some of Thorvaldsen’s letters. The...

22.8.1834

Bernhard von Beskow

Omnes

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

6.2.1835

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elisa Paulsen’s dowry has been arranged through Jonas Collin. Among Thorvaldsen’s artworks transp...

2.10.1835

NN

Omnes

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

23.10.1835

Redaktørerne ved Dagen, Peder Malling

Omnes

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

4.5.1836

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

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

17.12.1836

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

21.10.1837

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Kunstblad

Omnes

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

1838

Karl Herloßsohn

Omnes

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

7.1.1838

Pauline Horneman

Christian Horneman

A whimsical stanza, written by Pauline Horneman in her father’s, Christian Horneman’s...

7.1.1838

Pauline Horneman

Christian Horneman

A whimsical stanza, written by Pauline Horneman in her father’s, Christian Horneman’s...

24.2.1838

Jonas Collin

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

12.9.1838

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

19.9.1838

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.9.1838

Redaktørerne ved Aftonbladet

Omnes

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

8.12.1838

Frederik 6.

Omnes

Royal confirmation of Thorvaldsen’s deed of gift and testament dated 5.12.1838.

15.6.1839

Johan Bravo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

27.12.1839

Det Kongelige Overhoffmarchalat

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An envelope addressed to Thorvaldsen. The letter itself, in which Thorvaldsen is invited to atten...

9.9.1840

Christian 8.

Just Mathias Thiele

Has asked Thorvaldsen not to go to Rome this autumn. If he insists, the sculptor Wilhelm Matthiä,...

28.10.1840

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele writes about H.W. Bissen’s appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenha...

1841

Nikolaj Krossing

Omnes

Poem about the life and works of Thorvaldsen.

12.10.1841

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

Juni-oktober 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 45th part of 60 in all.

15.5.1843

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wishes to see Thorvaldsen’s collection of paintings at Charlottenborg in connection with th...

18.9.1843

Jacob Davidsen

Omnes

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

16.4.1844

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

18.4.1844

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The commentary to 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.