The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Documents from/to Caroline von Humboldt to/from others than Thorvaldsen

25.1.1809

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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

31.1.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Having no portrait of her husband, Caroline von Humboldt and the couple’s children often visit Th...

24.2.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Like his wife, Caroline von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt is not entirely pleased with Thorvalds...

24.2.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt tells her husband about the presents that she was given by the couple’s art...

19.5.1810

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In Thorvaldsen’s workshop, Caroline von Humboldt has again viewed the bust of her husband. She ap...

26.9.1810

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humboldt has just opened a letter from Friedrich Wilhelm 3., who asks him to obtain sketches (dra...

11.5.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Thorvaldsen will contribute a relief to the planned monument to Queen Luise.

18.6.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch regrets that Thorvaldsen has not yet finished the statues of Cupid Holding a Butterfly to H...

19.7.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Thorvaldsen has finished Cupid Holding a Butterfly to Hurt it with an Arrow and...

6.8.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has modelled a portrait bust, which will now be executed in marble. He will then make money...

15.8.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes about the monument to Queen Luise. He thinks it is a good thing that the King has no...

22.8.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch regrets that the painter Christian Gottlieb Schick is leaving Rome as he was always ready t...

12.9.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes about the choice of marble. He finds it offensive that Thorvaldsen publishes his wor...

5.10.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Wilhelm Schadow and Gottlieb Schick have left Rome. Rudolf Schadow is ill and r...

11.10.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Rudolf Schadow has arrived in Berlin in a sorry state. Thorvaldsen has taken ov...

19.10.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Thorvaldsen has exchanged some furniture.

16.12.1811

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch writes that Thorvaldsen is feverish and has gone to Ariccia to get better. He is in a very ...

13.1.1812

Caroline von Humboldt

Friederike Brun

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

17.2.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has heard rumours about Thorvaldsen’s accident and fears it will mean that he will also lea...

31.3.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen looks well in spite of his severe pains. He is working on the frieze Alexander the Gr...

1.4.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch is getting better every day and is going to begin Thorvaldsen’s portrait bust, Dep.31.

13.4.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch will soon be ready to model his portrait bust of Thorvaldsen, Dep.31. Then he will send it ...

11.5.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch’s portrait of Thorvaldsen, Dep.31, is praised and is very lifelike. He is going to send a c...

11.5.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has been appointed professor with a monthly pay of 25 Roman piastres.

10.6.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch sends the promised engravings of Thorvaldsen’s reliefs through Count von Schulenburg-Witzen...

17.12.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Like Thorvaldsen, Rauch intends to have his portrait statue roughhewn by his assistants. He state...

10.1.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen no longer takes his meals at the Butis.

5.4.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen is working on two caryatids, A55 and A56, which are to flank a plaque that commemorat...

21.6.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has praised Rauch’s sepulchral monument to Queen Luise. He is not feeling well ...

4.7.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch is helped by Thorvaldsen’s assistants in the execution of his monument to Queen Luise. Thor...

23.9.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen is still staying at Bagni di Lucca in the company of Herman Schubart.

2.11.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen is in Florence in connection with Elisa Baciocchi’s commissions. Jacqueline Schubart’...

16.11.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen is back in Rome and seems very content.

12.4.1814

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has not found the antique gemstone showing the goddess Nemesis that Caroline von Humboldt h...

13.8.1814

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has heard that Thorvaldsen is executing a monument to Baroness Jacqueline Schubart, but he ...

20.6.1816

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen har completed Venus with the Apple, A12, and at least 15 portrait busts of Britons.

15.3.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Humboldt has heard rumours that Thorvaldsen will come through Berlin on his way to Denmark. She w...

3.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt calls Thorvaldsen’s frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon “the most perf...

14.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

In the afternoon, Caroline von Humboldt is to view the Aeginetes together with Thorvaldsen.

16.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has viewed the Aeginetes, most of which are finished, and calls them “something complete...

22.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt wants to buy the reliefs Night, Day and Nessus and Deianira. She praises Ni...

1.8.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt praises Thorvaldsen for his hard work and creativity in the execution of Alexander the G...

14.8.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt calls Thorvaldsen’s restoration of the Aeginetes a “wonder”. On the other ha...

6.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Many young artists in Rome are ill, and Thorvaldsen is not feeling very well either. He has compl...

18.10.1817

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Through his contacts, Humboldt tries to persuade the British Prince Regent to commission Alexande...

30.10.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt has just celebrated her son-in-law August von Hedemann’s birthday with about twenty gues...

4.11.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

On the top of the sacred Monte Cavo in the Alban Hills, Humboldt, Thorvaldsen, and others have en...

20.11.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt is pleased that Rauch has been commissioned to execute a monument to the Ge...

13.12.1817

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

In Humboldt’s opinion, the history of Christianity is not an appropriate topic for sculpture; he ...

23.12.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt is enchanted with the “young female figure”, Goddess of Hope, w...

23.12.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen has completed Goddess of Hope, A47, which Caroline von Humboldt greatly admires. The ...

1.1.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Count Sommariva has commissioned the frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon in marble fr...

2.1.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen has finally received a commission for the marble version of the frieze Alexander the ...

15.1.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt wants Caroline to have Goddess of Hope in marble. He compares Thorvaldsen wi...

28.1.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Once more, Caroline von Humboldt praises Thorvaldsen’s latest work, Goddess of Hope, A47.

17.2.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

During transportation to Berlin, the bust of Wilhelm von Humboldt has been damaged. Caroline von ...

23.2.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

The artists from Casa Buti have invited Caroline von Humboldt to dinner on her birthday, and she ...

3.3.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has shown Humboldt, Brandenburg, and Roeder a wealth of beautiful figures in his five...

3.3.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen is working hard on another group and a single figure. Caroline von Humboldt has commi...

13.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humboldt remarks jokingly that the fact that his bust has been miscoloured must be the punishment...

17.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt is pleased that Caroline has commissioned Goddess of Hope from Thorvaldsen. ...

27.3.1818

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Humbolt thinks that Thorvaldsen’s workshop forms a whole of rich and great figures. He thinks tha...

1.4.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has been pleased to read a beautiful and personal letter to her husband fro...

16.4.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt thinks that her husband will like her latest buy. She calls Goddess of Hope...

16.5.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

It is the Humboldts’ eldest daughter Caroline’s birthday, and the residents of Palazzo Tomati, am...

2.6.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt agrees with Thorvaldsen that postal rates in Naples are outrageously high.

20.6.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Humboldt is annoyed that Thorvaldsen only started modelling a new bust of her just before her dep...

23.7.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt has heard that Thorvaldsen is ill, and she fears that Hermen Schubart’s imp...

11.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has returned from Rome with a bust that, in her eyes, is still unfinished. ...

27.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen will not accompany Herman Schubart to Denmark but will leave in the spring in the com...

17.10.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen has spent a month in Naples but still does not look happy and well. The clay model of...

6.11.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Wilhelm Schadow is working on several paintings, among them The Road to Calvary, B156. Thorvaldse...

9.1.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Rauch’s friends in Rome are deeply worried about his health and ask for news. Thorvaldsen has com...

3.4.1819

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has received requests from Poland to supervise the bronze casting and the shipment of Thorv...

6.5.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

It was a sad, rainy morning when Caroline von Humboldt left Rome on May 2, 1819. The Buti family ...

15.5.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt has not demanded an answer from Thorvaldsen concerning Rauch’s possible rol...

19.6.1819

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch thanks Caroline von Humboldt for having acted wisely in connection with Rauch’s possible in...

24.7.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Rauch can get the latest news about Thorvaldsen from Karl Wilhelm Wach. Frances Mackenzie has bro...

11.8.1819

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has finally begun his journey to Denmark, but Rauch fears that he will not come throu...

26.8.1819

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen has visited Stuttgart, but that is all Caroline von Humboldt knows about his journey....

4.7.1820

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has heard from J.L. Lund that Thorvaldsen has changed his travel plans and hopes to see him...

2.9.1824

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

Thing have become quiet at Schloss Tegel: The hall has been furnished, and Wilhelm is making the ...