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27.3.1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

31.3.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

11.5.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Sommer 1812

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

10.6.1812

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

24.8.1813

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria writes that she has not yet received news from him. She hopes that he will return to R...

23.9.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden

Thorvaldsen has received the two letters from Anna Maria Uhden. Because of Jacqueline Schubart’s ...

Sandsynligvis 18.11.1813

David Ferdinand Koreff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Koreff teases Thorvaldsen for not having written or sent the drawings he had promised. He asks th...

Efter 23.12.1813

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Raffaele Stern

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

2.1.1814

Ferdinando Mori

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.1.1814

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ludwig 1.

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

7.1.1814

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ludwig 1.

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

7.1.1814

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ludwig 1.

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

3.4.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he, Alexander Baillie, and his brother Hans Carl Knudtzon had a pleasant jou...

20.6.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

20.11.1816

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon writes that he has returned to Norway. He looks forward to seeing Thorvaldsen in Copenha...

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...

18.10.1817

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt

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

December 1817

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

A prospectus in which Kruse invites his fellow countrymen to contribute to the acquisition of Tho...

24.12.1817

Friederike Brun

Omnes

1818

August Wilhelm Kephalides

Omnes

The commentary for this guide 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...

Efter 1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

A prospectus in German in which Kruse invites his Danish-German fellow countrymen in Schleswig, H...

2.1.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

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...

23.4.1818

Peder Hjort

Omnes

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

5.5.1818

Jørgen Koch

C.F. Hansen

Koch has not yet had time to talk to Thorvaldsen about The Alexander Frieze for Christiansborg Pa...

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

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

9.5.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen assures the concerned Christian Frederik that the Alexander Frieze for Christiansborg...

9.5.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Draft of a letter dated 9.5.1818.

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

Koch writes about Thorvaldsen’s works and commissions. The sculptor has completed Mercury a...

20.6.1818

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Frederik 6. commissions the Alexander Frieze and two caryatids for Christiansborg Palace.

20.6.1818

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hansen is pleased that Frederik 6., in his letter dated 15.6.1818, has ordered the commission of ...

20.6.1818

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copy of the letter dated 20.6.1818.

1.8.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen is grateful for the commission for the Alexander Frieze and two caryatids for Christi...

22.8.1818

Jørgen Koch

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen is pleased that his native country now acknowledges his achievements with a large com...

27.8.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Antagelig kort efter 4.10.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Accounts of various professional and private expenses.

Efter 11.10.1818

B.S. Ingemann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

12.10.1818

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon recommends the British architect Benjamin Dean Wyatt to Thorvaldsen. Knudtzon announces ...

14.4.1819

Franz Grillparzer

Omnes

The commentary for this diary entry is not available at the moment.

Juli 1819 - april 1822

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Juli 1819 - december 1823

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

September 1819 - maj 1821

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.10.1819

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

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

November 1819 - maj 1821

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commentary for this account 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...

27.12.1819

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

16.1.1820

Pietro Tenerani

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

11.3.1820

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

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

25.5.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

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

18.11.1820

Hermann Ernst Freund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Freund tells Thorvaldsen about the accident that took place on 8.11.1820 in one of Thorvaldsen...

1821

Sydney Morgan

Omnes

24.1.1823

NN

Omnes

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

3.7.1824

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Aftenblad

Omnes

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

29.1.1825

Redaktørerne ved Nyt Aftenblad

Omnes

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

20.6.1825

Moritz Oppenheim

Bertel Thorvaldsen, Emil Wolff

Oppenheim has returned safely from a journey to Northern Italy and the southern part of Germany. ...

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen responds to Sommariva’s letter of complaint regarding his father Giovanni Battista So...

24.11.1826

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An inquiry about Thorvaldsen’s sculptural decorations for the Church of Our Lady and Christ...

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

Thorvaldsen lists the works which will be ready to be sent to Denmark in the spring of 1827. Extr...

7.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

One of three draft letters, in Thorvaldsen’s own hand, of a fourth draft letter dated 7.2.1...

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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

Johan Gunder Adler

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Concerning the way in which Thorvaldsen’s loan to Christian (8.) Frederik is to be paid bac...

10.4.1827

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, Thorvaldsen is asked by the Building Commission for the Chur...

7.5.1827

C.F. Hansen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen is very disappointed about the postponement of the shipment to Denmark of Thorvaldsen...

8.5.1827

NN

Omnes

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

22.5.1827

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In consequence of a royal ordinance, the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace ask Thorva...

9.6.1827

NN

Omnes

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

27.7.1827

Johan Gunder Adler, Hermann Ernst Freund

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Adler writes to the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palace, quoting a letter dated 30.6.18...

20.10.1827

Friederike Brun

Omnes

18.1.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavns flyvende Post

Omnes

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

19.1.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

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

8.12.1828

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

27.2.1829

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

10.12.1829

Christian Daniel Rauch

Ernst Rietschel

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

16.3.1830

NN

Omnes

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

8.6.1830

Peder Horrebow Haste

Just Mathias Thiele

Haste replies to a letter from Thiele requesting information about Thorvaldsen. He states that hi...

19.10.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

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

22.10.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten, Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

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

1.3.1831

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Mendelssohn has seen George Gordon Byron, cf. A130, in clay during a visit to Thorvaldsen’s works...

19.11.1831

Redaktørerne ved Dansk Litteratur-Tidende

Omnes

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

23.11.1831

Charles Monck

Omnes

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

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...

16.6 og 19.6.1832

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...

21.8.1832

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

23.10.1832

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A follow-up to the letter of 21.8.1832, in which the Building Commission for Christiansborg Palac...

24.11.1832

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Thorvaldsen expresses his gratitude for two letters from the Building Commission for Christiansbo...

29.12.1832

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik Is pleased that Thorvaldsen intends to come to Copenhagen in the spring o...

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...

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...

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

16.5.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

C.F. Hansen

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

Før 8.8.1833

NN

NN

List of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea in ...

Før 8.8.1833

NN

NN

Second part of a list of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corv...

Før 8.8.1833

NN

NN

List of the works by Thorvaldsen that are to be sent to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea in ...