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Ideals of Liberty

See Related Article on this subject: Thorvaldsen's Continuance in Rome 1803-04

See also: Ideals of Brotherhood · Ideals of Equality · Thorvaldsen as a Mould Breaker and Role Model


Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

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


Peder Friis

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Peder Friis, a friend of Thorvaldsen’s youth, sends a greeting to Thorvaldsen. His son, Frederik ...


Peder Horrebow Haste, J.C. Riise


Haste sends additions and corrections to Nicolay Fürst’s biography of Thorvaldsen. Haste writes a...

Antagelig tidligst 14.8., senest omkring 1.12.1831

Giuseppe Mugnoz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mugnoz asks Thorvaldsen for financial assistance as he is ill and cannot support himself. In retu...


Fritz Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Paulsen is dismayed by Thorvaldsen’s suggestion that he can live with Elisa before their marriage...


H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited Thorvaldsen and was comforted and encouraged by him after having told him ab...


Redaktørerne ved Den Frisindede, NN


The poem links Thorvaldsens return to Denmark and the plans for a Thorvaldsens Museum with the fi...


C. Dalgas, Johannes Ingwersen


Johannes Ingwersen and C. Dalgas invite the public to support a monument to Frederik 6. It is pro...


Redaktørerne ved Jyllandsposten


The letter criticises several aspects of an article in Aarhus Stiftstidende concerning a monument...


C. Dalgas, Johannes Ingwersen


Ingwersen and Dalgas answer Jyllandsposten’s criticism of the proposal for a monument to Frederik...


Frederik 6.-kommissionen, J.P. With

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of the commission for a monument to Frederik 6. on the hill at Skanderborg Castle, , J....


Johann Heinrich Maurer (de) Constant

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In a poem, Thorvaldsen is invited to execute a statue to the writer Johannes Müller.

Sandsynligvis sommeren 1842

Marie Lehmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Marie Puggaard is impatient for news from Thorvaldsen and hopes that he will remain in Rome until...

January-March 1844

Christine Stampe


The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 55th part of 60 in all.