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Portrait Statues, Contemporary Persons

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6.5.1815

John Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell informs Thorvaldsen that he has sent the first half of the payment for a relief, and that...

31.8.1816

John Russell 2.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

John Russell, son of the 6th Duke of Bedford by the same name, asks Thorvaldsen to complete the p...

20.1.1817

John Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell asks Thorvaldsen to complete two reliefs, Briseis and Achilles, cf. A490, and Priam Plead...

17.12.1817

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Mokronowski

Thorvaldsen writes that the wording of Mokronowski’s last letter might give the impression that h...

23.12.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Christian Daniel Rauch

Thorvaldsen har fuldført Håbets gudinde, A47, som Caroline von Humboldt er fuld af beundring over...

29.4.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski answers two letters from Thorvaldsen of March 1818. He also sends a specification of ...

1.5.1818

John Russell

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Russell has heard that two reliefs, which he has commissioned from Thorvaldsen, Briseis and Achil...

13.6.1818

Jørgen Koch

Jonas Collin

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

8.7.1818

Leon Potocki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Preliminary contract regarding the equestrian statue of Józef Poniatowski, cf. A123. Thorvaldsen ...

10.7.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

24.10.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski writes that since his last letter to Thorvaldsen he has collected all the pictures of...

9.1.1819

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Mokronowski

Thorvaldsen has postponed answering Mokronowski’s letter because he has been waiting to get vario...

28.5.1819

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Peder Brønnum Scavenius

Scavenius bought cameos after Night, cf. A369, and Day, cf. A370, finished his diary, and went fo...

28.7.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Marie Aagaard

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

2.10.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted bebrejder Thorvaldsen, at han ikke er rejst til Danmark via den rute, han er blevet anb...

23.10.1819

Redaktørerne ved Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhavn

Omnes

The commentary for this document 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...

25.12.1819

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted writes that he has been busy showing the newly arrived Royal Couple from Denmark around...

25.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

19.10.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka

This contract establishes the conditions for the execution of the funerary monument to Włodzimier...

19.10.1820

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Mokronowski

A supplementary contract which elaborates the conditions of the original contract of 8.7.1818. A ...

17.-23.12.1820

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Visits Canova’s workshop and comments on the sculptor’s works. Then he visits Thorvaldsen’s works...

2.4.1821

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

Has visited Thorvaldsen and is pleased with the sketch, Nysø34, for the statue of Caroline Amalie...

7.9.1821

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski introduces Bernard Potocki, a nephew of Włodzimierz Potocki, who is coming to Rome. H...

13.10.1821

Tekla Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka tells Thorvaldsen that she has not written to him because she has asked her brother...

14.12.1821

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Grabowski

Thorvaldsen expresses his grief at the death of Stanisław Mokronowski. He regrets that several pr...

6.9.1822

F. Louis Coué

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Coué mentions an earlier letter sent through J.G. Schadow and Rudolf Schadow. He supposes that th...

27.3.1824

Leon Potocki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Potocki urgently requests a definite date of delivery of the moulds for the equestrian statue of ...

Efter 1825

Franciszek Maria Lanci

Anna Potocka

Lanci has made a drawing of the only place in the Wawel Cathedral in Cracow at their disposal for...

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik sends a list of those of Thorvaldsen’s artworks that he wants to be...

11.4.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanisław Grabowski

Thorvaldsen deeply regrets that he has not been able to fulfill the terms of his contract for the...

25.11.1826

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

1827

Redaktørerne ved Archiv for Psychologie, Historie, Literatur og Kunst

Omnes

At the moment, Thorvaldsen is working on the monument to the Duke of Leuchtenberg, Eugène de Beau...

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen sends a list of the works that can be ready for transportation to Denmark in the spri...

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

First and second draft letters dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Third draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

Senest 4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fifth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

4.2.1827

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Fourth draft letter dated 4.2.1827.

17.3.1827

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

29.7.1830

Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten

Omnes

An unnamed woman sees Thorvaldsen’s monument to Eugène de Beauharnais in St. Michael’s Church in ...

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...

16.5.1831

? Webber

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Dr. Webber asks if he and his family may visit Thorvaldsen’s workshop in order to see the m...

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...

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...

30.3.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen has been unanimously elected director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and ...

6.4.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

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

27.4.1833

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik is looking forward to seeing Thorvaldsen again in Copenhagen in the autum...

27.10.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited St. Peter’s Basilica, where he saw Thorvaldsen’s monument to Pius 7., cf. A1...

7.11.1833

H.C. Andersen

H.C. Andersen

Andersen has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshops and seen Psyche in plaster, A26, and George Gordon B...

15.8.1835

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Franciszek Paszkowski

Thorvaldsen’s receipt for 4,000 piastres deposited in his account. However, he has not touched th...

January 1836

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Conrad Rantzau

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

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 2nd part of YY in all.

C. 1844-1845

Christine Stampe

Omnes

The script of Christine Stampe’s memoirs on Thorvaldsen. This is the 27th part of YY in all.The c...

20.6.1844

J.F. Schouw

Just Mathias Thiele

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

1.4.1845

Gustav Edvard Brock

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Brock sends the list of the objects in Thorvaldsen’s estate that Christine Stampe lays clai...