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3.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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

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...

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...

31.12.1817

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Sommariva authorizes his banker to pay Thorvaldsen a total of 14,000 scudi in instalments of the ...

1.1.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Copy of the contract between Thorvaldsen and G.B. Sommariva concerning the marble version of the ...

1.1.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Contract between Thorvaldsen and G.B. Sommariva regarding the marble version of the frieze Alexan...

Efter 1.1.1818

Lauritz Kruse

Omnes

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

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 - 17.12.1825

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

List of Sommariva’s payments to Thorvaldsen for the marble version of Alexander the Great’s Entr...

2.1.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

17.1.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of January 1818.

14.3.1818

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Erik Gustaf Geijer

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

18.3.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Luigi Sommariva

Sommariva wants to tell his son in person about his commission for a marble version of Thorvaldse...

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...

6.5.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the first week of May 1818.

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

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

23.5.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the third week of May 1818.

30.5.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the fourth week of May 1818.

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

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

11.7.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the second week of July 1818.

18.7.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the third week of July 1818.

24.8.1818

Redaktørerne ved Wiener Zeitung

Omnes

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

29.8.1818

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the fourth week of August 1818.

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.

16.1.1819

Redaktørerne ved Janus

Omnes

The commentary to this document 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...

28.7.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Marie Aagaard

Brøndsted tells Aagaard that Thorvaldsen has left Rome, which is good because there were so many ...

30.10.1819-16.2.1822

NN

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

2.10.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

16.10.1819

Frederik Schmidt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schmidt’s song to Thorvaldsen at the celebration at the Royal Shooting Society in Copenhagen.

Sommer 1820

Christian Molbech

Omnes

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

5.10.1820

Redaktørerne ved Allgemeine Zeitung

Omnes

Allgemeine Zeitung reports on Thorvaldsen’s visit to Berlin and Dresden, on his coming visi...

1821

Sydney Morgan

Omnes

16.6.1821

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom

Erik Gustaf Geijer

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

1824

Just Mathias Thiele

Omnes

Thiele describes Thorvaldsen’s workshops in Rome.

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. ...

11.4.1826

Ferdinando Dôrhel

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of his client, Luigi Sommariva, Dôrhel presses Thorvaldsen for the remaining part of th...

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

Thorvaldsen explains that G.B. Sommariva wanted to be portrayed at full length together with Thor...

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

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

22.10.1829

NN

Omnes

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

August 1832

NN

Omnes

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

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 ...

Før 8.8.1833

NN

NN

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

27.9.1833

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

A list of the artworks by Thorvaldsen that have come to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea.

1.10.1833

Redaktørerne ved Dagen

Omnes

A list of the works by Thorvaldsen that have come to Copenhagen with the corvette Galathea.

22.2.1834

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

The art lovers of Copenhagen are told what the reasons are why it has not yet been possible to ex...

6.7.1841

Redaktørerne ved Kunst-Blatt

Omnes

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

14.6.1842

Christine Stampe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stampe is quite agitated and writes that she misses Thorvaldsen so much that she feels ill and ur...

26.7.1842

John Gibson

Margaret Sandbach

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

11.4.1844

E.A. Hagen

Omnes

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

1.6.1844

Alfred Reumont

Omnes

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

December 1847

NN

Omnes

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

1874 (1818-23)

Louise Seidler

Omnes

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

Tidligst 1878, senest 1905 (1835-1836)

Charles Bowyer Adderley

Omnes

Adderley describes his stay in Rome in 1835-36, when he stayed with Thorvaldsen for a time. He wa...