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11.8.1804

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lund thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter and looks forward to their reunion in Rome. He informs Tho...

30.11.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late reply and informs Schubart that he is finishing Bacchus, A2. ...

19.1.1812

J.L. Lund

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An attempt to persuade Thorvaldsen to visit Denmark. Information about life at home and greetings...

31.12.1812

Anna Maria Buti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Household accounts for November and December 1812.

29.12.1815

Georg Wilhelm Wilding

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Prince of Butera has asked for 100 sequins to be paid to Thorvaldsen and hopes that they have...

14.7.1817

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi informs Thorvaldsen that he will act as an intermediary concerning the commission for a m...

5.9.1817

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi writes that Dionisio Bulzo himself will visit Thorvaldsen and answer all the sculptorR...

13.10.1817

Thomson Bonar

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonar gives Thorvaldsen more details regarding the funerary monument to his son Thomson Henry Bon...

2.1.1818

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted has finally received an answer from Thorvaldsen to his latest letters, one of which has...

7.4.1818

Dionisio Bulzo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

At Thorvaldsen’s request, Bulzo explains the meaning of the subject for the relief which is...

10.7.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s last letter has been received with pleasure. The committee is now convinced of his ...

August 1818

Christina Alexandra Egypta Bonaparte

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bonaparte blames Thorvaldsen for not having written to her and reminds him of the promises of fri...

3.9.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva is pleased that Thorvaldsen is with their mutual friend Herman Schubart, and that he ta...

26.6.1820

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski reminds Thorvaldsen of his promise to visit Warsaw during the summer. He wonders whet...

5.8.1825

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva is pleased that the frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A505, will be ...

21.2.1826

Stanisław Grabowski, Józef Sierakowski, Walenty Sobolewski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The committee expresses great concern regarding the equestrian statue of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A...

20.4.1827

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hittorff recommends the architect Felix Wilhelm Kubli, who brings Thorvaldsen a leaflet on his pu...

20.4.1827

Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hittorff recommends the architect Felix Wilhelm Kubli, who brings Thorvaldsen a leaflet on his pu...

30.12.1827

Aleksander Ivanovitj Osterman-Tolstoj

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Osterman-Tolstoj has commissioned a bust of Zar Alexander 1., cf. A715 or A46, which Thorvaldsen ...

1.4.1829

Jakub Tatarkiewicz

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tatarkiewicz writes that there have been problems with the casting of Nicolaus Copernicus after t...

28.3.1830

Ferdinand Flor

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Flor thanks Thorvaldsen for a flattering letter and tells him about his stay in London.

31.8.1830

Verein für Schiller's Denkmal

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Association has received Thorvaldsen’s final commitment to execute the Schiller Monument in S...

29.9.1831

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Recommendation of the Scottish sculpture student Patric Park.

2.10.1832

Alessandro Valle

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Valle is acting leader of the diocese of Vicenza but has no authority to decide the matter of the...

1.1.1833

Charlotte Frederikke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The princess informs Thorvaldsen that his daughter, Elisa, has been married at Laibach. She is go...

20.11.1835

Antonio Tosti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tosti regrets that he cannot get a place for the widow Frattesi’s handicapped son in the school a...

January 1836

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

Thorvaldsen apologizes for his late answer to Rantzau’s latest letter and mentions the many commi...

8.1.1836

Horace Vernet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Vernet sends the letter with an old friend. He has previously asked Brodowski to take a letter to...

19.2.1839

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Goethe-kommissionen

Thorvaldsen regrets his late answer. He had intended to return to Rome after a brief stay in Cope...

10.12.1840

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Goethe-kommissionen

Thorvaldsen regrets that he has had to postpone his departure to Rome – and thus to Frankfurt – o...

12.12.1840

Goethe-kommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Because of general dissatisfaction with the lack of progress in Thorvaldsen’s execution of the pl...

19.12.1840

A.W. Pauli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.W. Pauli has received an answer from the Goethe Committee together with a letter to Thorvaldsen...

15.5.1841

Johan Bravo

Lozzano Argoli

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

March-April 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 40th part of 60 in all.

Sandsynligvis sommeren 1842

Marie Lehmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

November-December 1842

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 48th part of 60 in all.

Maj-november 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 51th part of 60 in all.

November-December 1843

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 53th part of 60 in all.