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10.4.1800

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel sends greetings to his friends in Rome. He recommends the island of Menorca, which is said...

21.7.1800

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard relates that some people in Copenhagen have accused Thorvaldsen of being lazy in Rome,...

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen regrets that his report to the Royal Academy has been delayed. He would have liked to...

24.10.1800

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

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

24.12.1800

Poul Scheel

Georg Zoëga

Scheel has been allowed to enclose a letter to Zoëga in a letter from Friedrich Münter. After hav...

Antagelig primo 1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman asks Thorvaldsen to come and visit him in order to help another artist improve his work.

7.1.1801

Georg Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 7.1.1801

NN

NN

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

24.2.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman apologizes for the letter being sent so late. He describes the tribulations of his nine-day...

10.3.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman has received the things he forgot in Rome and wonders why he hasn’t received any letter fro...

16.3.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.C. Ulrich reports that the two crates Thorvaldsen has inquired about are withheld in the bankru...

27.3.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman has returned to Venice from Padua and is soon to continue to Trieste. He has received most ...

13.4.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich has negotiated with the shipping firm of Jaume & Schwarz regarding Thorvaldsen’s two c...

22.4.1801

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports that the two crates with artworks bound for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine ...

22.4.1801

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

27.4.1801

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

10.5.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

After a difficult journey, Ekman has arrived in Vienna, where he has received a letter from Thorv...

20.5.1801

Poul Scheel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Scheel thanks Thorvaldsen for having accepted his assignment. He further specifies his order for ...

22.6.1801

Joh. Hein. Wulffen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wulffen forwards a letter from Doctor Scheel to Thorvaldsen and explains that Scheel has told him...

4.10.1801

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

4.10.1801

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard informs Thorvaldsen that the last instalment of his travelling grant has been sent to ...

11.1.1802

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich has received Thorvaldsen’s letter about two crates sent from Rome via Georg Zoëga. The cra...

20.1.1802

Johan Hartvig Ernst von Berger

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Berger reports that he is willing to transport Thorvaldsen’s four crates bound for Copenhagen / t...

25.1.1802

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich has received Thorvaldsen’s letters, but his two crates have not yet arrived at Leghorn. Ul...

Primo februar 1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Hartvig Ernst von Berger

Thorvaldsen is happy that Captain Berger has accepted to ship the four crates containing artworks...

15.2.1802

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ulrich reports that the four crates Thorvaldsen has sent to Leghorn have been taken aboard Captai...

20.3.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen reports that Captain Berger has agreed to ship five crates with artworks, books etc. ...

20.3.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

Thorvaldsen reports that he is still in Rome, but he plans to embark on his journey back to Denma...

Antagelig april 1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

Thorvaldsen complains that he has not received any letter for a long time.

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...

Maj - november 1802

Konrad Heinrich Schweickle

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schweickle has considered Wilhelm von Uhden’s offer to Anna Maria Uhden to come with him to Berli...

10.5.1802

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Johan Hartvig Ernst von Berger

Thorvaldsen asks Berger to remove the marble bust of Edmund Bourke, A900, from one of the crates ...

3.8.1802

Hinrich Thomsen

C.F.F. Stanley

Receipt to C.F.F. Stanley for the payment of his voyage from Copenhagen to Messina.

11.3.1803

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West asks what to do about the bust of Tyge Rothe, A225, which is in the care of Nicolai A...

15.3.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley informs his good friend of his arrival in Naples. He has contracted an illness which prev...

22.3.1803

Hans Rosenkilde

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rosenkilde recommends Arnold Wallick, who is studying to become a scene painter. He tells Thorval...

Tidligst 23.3., senest sommer 1803

Finelli & Keller

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s contract with the sculptors Pietro Finelli and Heinrich Keller concerning the deliv...

Tidligst 19. og senest 23.3.1803

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope

Transcript of Thomas Hope’s copy of his contract with Thorvaldsen regarding Jason with the Golden...

3.5.1803

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.5.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley informs Thorvaldsen about his illness. He has to visit the spas on the island of Ischia. ...

Juni 1803

Knud Lyne Rahbek

Omnes

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

6.6.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley’s illness forces him to visit the spas on the island of Ischia. He is frustrated that thi...

7.6.1803

Fonden ad usus publicos, Ernst Schimmelmann

Frederik 6.

Application for financial support to C.F.F. Stanley.

2.9.1803

Georg Zoëga

Herman Schubart

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

27.9.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is sorry that Thorvaldsen has been ill, but he is happy that the sculptor has found lodgi...

18.10.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter. He very much wants to be in Rome, especially before t...

1.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received incorrect treatment by his Italian doctor, but his new German doctor is bett...

7.11.1803

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Charlotte Schimmelmann

Petition from Thorvaldsen, drawn up in collaboration with Herman Schubart and addressed to Schuba...

12.11.1803

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart has arrived in Naples and invites Thorvaldsen to visit him. He sends travelling expenses...

14.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley reports that Herman Schubart has arrived in Naples. Schubart has spoken highly of Thorval...

22.11.1803

Niels Dam

NN

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

9.1.1804

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

10.1.1804

Jacqueline Schubart

NN

A fragment of a letter presumably from Jacqueline Schubart, suggesting support for Thorvaldsen. T...

17.1.1804

Nicolai Abildgaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abildgaard is happy about Thorvaldsen’s success in Rome. He has received the busts Thorvaldsen se...

21.1.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports on his efforts to obtain commissions for Thorvaldsen from Denmark. Through her h...

Februar 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A sheet with text fragments – possibly transscriptions – written by Thorvaldsen for his own purpo...

Februar-marts 1804

Herman Schubart

C.F. Hansen

Schubart proposes that C.F. Hansen should commission works by Thorvaldsen for the rebuilding of C...

Omkring 1.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart and his sister Charlotte Schimmelmann for the efforts they are making...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has left him incapable of wor...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Third draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

25.2.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen apologizes for his long silence due to an illness which has ...

28.2.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is recovering from his illness and has visited Schubart, who has informed him of the deat...

5.3.1804

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova asks Thorvaldsen to go to the banker Torlonia in order to draft a contract li...

6.3.1804

Fonden ad usus publicos

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The foundation ad usus publicos grants Thorvaldsen 300 Danish rix-dollars due to his progress in ...

26.3.1804

Herman Schubart

Frederik 6.

Schubart tries to persuade Crown Prince Frederik (6.) to commission works from Thorvaldsen for th...

27.3.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

København Kunstakademiet

Stanley requests permission from the Royal Academy to remain in Naples until he has recovered fro...

Antagelig april-juni 1804

Arnold Wallick

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Arnold Wallick sends greetings to Thorvaldsen from Rome and asks him whether the bust of Mathias ...

5.4.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has been well and ill by turns all winter. He will not be able to come to Rome until he h...

10.4.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is not sure if Thorvaldsen received his last letter and writes more or less the same thin...

10.4.1804

Andreas Christian Gierlew

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gierlew invites Thorvaldsen to join him on a visit to the Museo Pio-Clemente.

Medio april 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is grateful for the grant which has encouraged him while he was suffering from low sp...

Medio april 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen writes that he has received a grant of 300 rix-dollars from the Danish King. He thank...

24.4.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is very grateful for the grant and asks that his deepest gratitude may be conveyed to...

24.4.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Fonden ad usus publicos

Thorvaldsen is very grateful for the grant and asks that his deepest gratitude may be conveyed to...

19.5.1804

J.F. Clemens

J.L. Lund

On behalf of Johan Bülow, Clemens inquires about Thorvaldsen’s price of a marble copy of an...

22.5.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is sad that Thorvaldsen has left Naples. He hopes to recover completely from his illness ...

24.5.1804

Massimiliano Laboureur

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Receipt from Massimiliano Laboureur confirming payment for a block of marble.

4.6.1804

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

18.6.1804

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen is going to commission works for Christiansborg from Thorvaldsen, but as the rebuilding of...

Før 18.6.1804

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Prime Minister Christian Ditlev Reventlow is considering having sculptures for the new Christians...

2.7.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart asks Thorvaldsen to let him know when he is coming to Montenero, where he can stay and w...

Efter 9. og før 16.7.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen is happy that J.L. Lund has had his grant prolonged so that he can stay in Rome for a...

21.7.1804

Laurits Engelstoft

Rasmus Nyerup

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

Primo august 1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen thanks Hansen for his invitation to contribute to the decoration of Christiansborg. H...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen apologizes for not having written before since he has been busy travelling. He has ar...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

First draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen tells Abildgaard how devastated he was when he received the ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen informs Abildgaard that he has been seriously ill. He asks Abildgaard’s permission to...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.L. Lund

Thorvaldsen thanks Lund for having assisted him in a financial matter but asks him not to give an...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen writes to Anna Maria Uhden. The letter has been damaged, but its content seems clear ...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Second draft of a letter: Thorvaldsen tells Abildgaard that he is going to Carrara with Herman Sc...

6.8.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

København Kunstakademiet

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

10.8.1804

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden has received Thorvaldsen’s letter from J.L. Lund. She is pleased to know that Th...

12.8.1804

Laurits Engelstoft

Rasmus Nyerup

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

29.8.1804

Poul Scheel

Georg Zoëga

Scheel tells Zoëga to give his regards to Thorvaldsen and ask him not to delay the bust Scheel ha...

Efterår 1804

Jevdokija Ivanovna Golitsyna

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Golitsyna explains that she has written to the banker Torlonia concerning the money she owes Thor...

16.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is planning to remain near Naples until the middle of October and then go to Rome. He wri...