11.8.1824

Sender

J.C. Dahl

Sender’s Location

Dresden

Recipient

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recipient’s Location

Rom

Dating based on

Dateringen fremgår af brevet.

Abstract

Dahl sends a greeting through Johan Christian Fick and promises Thorvaldsen a painting.

Document

Ved en Landsmand Hr. Secretair FickI bringes Thorvaldsen og Prof: Brønd[s]tedtII en Hilsen fra
Dresden d. 11 Augusti 1824 Deres Ven

I.C. Dahl

GlæmIII ei min BysteIV!
jeg skal giøre GiengiældV saa go[d]t jeg kan.

Oversættelse af dokument

Kind regards to Thorvaldsen and professor Brøndsted with a countryman Mr Fick, secretary, from
Dresden August 11th 1824 Your friend

I.C. Dahl

Do not forget my bust!
I shall repay you as well as I am able to.


[Translated by Karen Husum]

General Comment

The letter is written on a small cut sheet of paper, measuring 9×6,5 cm.

Archival Reference

m9 1824, nr. 66

Thiele

Ikke omtalt hos Thiele.

Subjects

Persons

Works

A229 J.C. Dahl, 1821, inv.nr. A229
B187 Indsejlingen til København, 1830, inv.nr. B187

Commentaries

  1. I.e. the Danish commissioner of public sales, Counseller Johan Christian Fick.

  2. I.e. the Danish archaeologist and philologist P.O. Brøndsted.

  3. Dvs. Glem.

  4. I.e. Thorvaldsen’s marble version of Dahl’s bust, cf. A229. Today, the marble version is at Bergen Art Museum. The bust was a gift from Thorvaldsen to Dahl, who did not thank him until his letter dated 26.10.1830.

    Cf. Else Kai Sass: Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, Copenhagen 1963-65, vol. II, p. 62.

  5. In his letter dated 28.8.1821, Dahl promised Thorvaldsen a landscape painting in return for his pains over my bust.

Last updated 13.11.2017