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10.6.1805

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart forwards the freight bill concerning The Dance of the Muses on Helicon, cf. A705, and th...

30.8.1805

Camillo Landini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has given Landini a letter from Thorvaldsen, who is at Montenero, and asks for news about...

7.9.1805

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley’s health is tolerable. Anna Maria Uhden is also well, as is Thorvaldsen’s dog...

14.6.1806

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Vorontsova is very impatient to receive the long-awaited artworks. Thorvaldsen has informed her a...

18.6.1806

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Nicolai Abildgaard

Thorvaldsen thanks Abildgaard for helping Gotskalk Thorvaldsen. The war has given Thorvaldsen fin...

6.7.1806

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The banker Torlonia requests the delivery of Thorvaldsen’s sculptures for Countess Vorontsova.

23.8.1806

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova is sure that Thorvaldsen has kept his promise and finished the commissioned w...

30.1.1807

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen thanks Schubart for a bill of exchange. He has had financial problems because the war...

23.1.1811

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ropp is grateful that his works are finished. In his opinion the Jupiter Otricoli is not part of ...

Antagelig 2.2.1811

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Theodor von der Ropp

Thorvaldsen thanks Ropp for the payment of his works. Regarding Jupiter Otricoli, he thinks that ...

Sandsynligvis 1814

G.L. Lahde, Adam Oehlenschläger

Omnes

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

Januar 1815

Friederike Brun

Omnes

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

27.4.1816

C.W. Eckersberg

J.F. Clemens

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

20.6.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon has talked to the German publisher and printer Johann Friedrich Wenner about the publica...

20.6.1816

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

8.9.1817

Theodor von der Ropp

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ropp thanks Thorvaldsen after having received Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490, Venus with the Appl...

14.3.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of March 1818.

18.7.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the third week of July 1818.

5.9.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of September 1818.

Efter 11.10.1818

B.S. Ingemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Excerpt of Ingemann’s Reiselyren, which describes some of Thorvaldsen’s works.

Oktober 1819 - august 1821

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1.4.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop together with Hermann Ernst Freund and admired some of T...

3.4.1819

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the week 29.3.-3.4.1819.

19.5.1819

Bertel Thorvaldsen

William Duke of Devonshire Cavendish

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

19.11.1819

John Gibson

John Crouchley

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

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...

4.12.1819

John Gibson

William Duke of Devonshire Cavendish

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

1820

James Elmes

Omnes

A description of the sculpture gallery at Woburn Abbey, including three works by Thorvaldsen, Pri...

Sommer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

Molbech’s account of his visit to Rome, in which he compares Thorvaldsen and Canova and describes...

9.11.1820

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Freund tells Thorvaldsen about the accident that took place 8.11.1820 in one of Thorvaldsen’s wor...

12.8.1821

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.10.1821

Heinrich Hase

Omnes

Article on Theodor von der Ropp’s art collection, comprising 10 works by Thorvaldsen.

27.10.1821

John Gibson

Rose Lawrence

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

25.10.1823

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

1824

Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

Thiele describes Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Rome.

1824-1825

Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thiele’s poem about Venus with the Apple, cf. A12, which went down with a cargo vessel but was sa...

29.1.1825

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Aftenblad

Omnes

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

26.2.1825

Johan Gunder Adler

Hermann Ernst Freund

List of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks which Christian (8.) Frederik wants to be sent to D...

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...

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...

16.6.1829

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon reports that Thorvaldsen’s statues of Venus, A853, Ganymede Offering the Cup, A85...

16.12.1830

NN

Omnes

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

1831

Rembrandt Peale

Omnes

Peale describes his impression of Thorvaldsen, his works, and his studio practice. He is critical...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

For unknown reasons, the letter has been severely damaged. See instead the draft of the letter fo...

12.12.1831

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian Frederik has heard that the Alexander Frieze, cf. A503, and Christ, cf. A82, and John t...

17.6.1832

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

21.8.1832

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6. has approved C.F. Hansen’s drawings for the great hall and two adjoining apartments o...

2.11.1835

Marie Lehmann

Marie Lehmann

Marie Puggaard describes her and her parents’ first visit to Thorvaldsen. He surpasses all their ...

29.3.1836

Wolfgang Menzel

Omnes

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

30.7.1838

NN

Omnes

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

14.10.1838

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

1839

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Magasin for Natur og Menneskekundskab

Omnes

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

20.9.1840

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavns Morgenblad

Omnes

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

Ca. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 1st part of YY in all.

11.4.1844

E.A. Hagen

Omnes

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

10.5.1844

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Ugeskrift, N.L. Høyen

Omnes

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

Ca. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 15th part of YY in all.