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10.3.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman has received the things he forgot in Rome and wonders why he hasn’t received any letter fro...

10.3.1801

C.H. Anckarsvärd

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anckarsvärd thanks Thorvaldsen for their friendship in Rome and asks him to arrange the transport...

2.7.1801

Johan Jacob Ekman

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ekman is worried that he has not heard from Thorvaldsen and fears that his bill of exchange and l...

4.10.1801

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is happy to have received a letter from Thorvaldsen as rumours in Copenhagen...

11.3.1803

Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West asks what to do about the bust of Tyge Rothe, A225, which is in the care of Nicolai A...

18.10.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley thanks Thorvaldsen for his letter. He very much wants to be in Rome, especially before t...

1.11.1803

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley has received incorrect treatment by his Italian doctor, but his new German doctor is bett...

1804-1806

Maria Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Maria Zoëga asks Thorvaldsen why he avoids her to the extent of not wanting to appear at his wind...

21.1.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports on his efforts to obtain commissions for Thorvaldsen from Denmark. Through her h...

20.4.1804

Maria Zoëga

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Maria Zoëga is disappointed that she has not heard from Thorvaldsen and hopes that her letter wil...

4.5.1804

Fyodor Matveyev

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Russian painter Fyodor Matveyev forwards a letter from Countess Irina Vorontsova, who through...

Før 4.5.1804

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova writes that she has not received an answer to her letter asking Thorvaldsen w...

2.7.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart asks Thorvaldsen to let him know when he is coming to Montenero, where he can stay and w...

10.8.1804

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Maria Uhden has received Thorvaldsen’s letter from J.L. Lund. She is pleased to know that Th...

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...

Efterår 1804

Jevdokija Ivanovna Golitsyna

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Golitsyna explains that she has written to the banker Torlonia concerning the money she owes Thor...

16.9.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley is planning to remain near Naples until the middle of October and then go to Rome. He wri...

22.10.1804

C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley congratulates Thorvaldsen on his appointment as professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in ...

2.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart reports that Thorvaldsen’s portrait busts of himself and Jacqueline Schubart, A718...

26.11.1804

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart wants to know if Thorvaldsen will accept the commission of Baptismal Font, cf. A555,1. B...

2.8.1805

Irina Vorontsova

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Countess Vorontsova inquires about the sculptures which she has commissioned from Thorvaldsen, an...

11.10.1805

Filippo Mazzei

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mazzei contacts Thorvaldsen to clarify a misunderstanding about the size of the sculpture which t...

15.8.1806

Herman Schubart

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Schubart urges Thorvaldsen to come to Montenero. He is pleased that the busts of Herman Schubart,...

8.6.1807

Adam Gottlob Detlef Moltke

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A.G.D. Moltke transfers 200 piastres for his bust, cf. A212, regretting the delay. He would like ...

20.7.1807

J.C. Ulrich

Bertel Thorvaldsen

J.C. Ulrich sends a copy of his letter of 15.6.1807 and asks Thorvaldsen to acknowledge receipt o...

Efter 1803, før 14.10.1808

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Humboldt is not sure whether he has invited Thorvaldsen for the right day and specifies that he w...

29.1.1810

J.D.T. Manthey, Ordenskapitlet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen is awarded the Danish Order of Dannebrog. He is requested to return a signed oath and...

17.12.1810

Hans West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

Probably 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...

20.11.1816

Hans Carl Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Knudtzon reminisces about his journey to Rome and hopes to see Thorvaldsen the following year dur...

18.2.1817

P.O. Brøndsted

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Brøndsted wonders why he has had no answer to the commission for a monument transmitted in his la...

7.3.1817

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In his capacity as member of a committee, Mokronowski writes to Thorvaldsen to ask him if he is w...

15.4.1817

Guillaume Bertrand-Favre

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertrand-Favre asks when he can call on Thorvaldsen the same day.

Between 29.4.1817 og 20.5.1817

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lord Byron is in Rome, and Hobhouse wants Thorvaldsen to portray him. He hopes that Thorvaldsen i...

Efter 7.12.1817

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse has asked the banking firm of Schultheiss to send a crate to Leghorn. They have been tol...

3.2.1818

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi has apparently received a letter from Thorvaldsen which has crossed his own letter to the...

Mellem sommeren 1818 og 2.5.1819

Frances Mackenzie

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mackenzie does not know whether Thorvaldsen is going to call on her. If he is, she would not like...

20.6.1818

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi presses Thorvaldsen for an answer to his letter of 27.4.1818 and repeats the contents of...

24.10.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

28.10.1818

Frederik Julius Kaas, J.D.T. Manthey, Ordenskapitlet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The College of Arms reminds Thorvaldsen that he has to send them his biography.

19.11.1818

Vincenz Rüttimann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rüttimann reiterates some questions that he wants Thorvaldsen to answer concerning the monument D...

22.12.1818

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski stresses that the committee has complete confidence in Thorvaldsen’s execution ...

6.4.1819

Thomas Hope

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thomas Hope urges Thorvaldsen to finish and deliver Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, commissio...

25.5.1819

Spiridion Naranzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Naranzi presses Thorvaldsen for an answer concerning the monument to Thomas Maitland, cf. A258 an...

12.6.1819

Elisabeth Chitrowo

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elizabeth Chitrowo writes to Thorvaldsen in order to persuade him to execute a bas-relief for a f...

7.11.1819

Olav Olavsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Olavsen asks if Thorvaldsen has received the ring he sent him via H.E. Freund. He reminds the scu...

25.12.1819

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers suffers because she has not heard from Thorvaldsen. She often reads about him in the news...

1.1.1820

A.F. Elmquist

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elmquist sends a short story dedicated to Thorvaldsen and urgently requests a gift in return.

26.6.1820

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

September 1820

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hobhouse introduces his compatriot Joseph Douglas Strutt, who is spending the winter in Rome. He ...

29.10.1820

Sulpiz Boisserée

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Between 7.11.1820 and 25.11.1820

Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Princess Grassalkovich, Caspers tells Thorvaldsen that Countess Zichy-Ferraris want...

3.2.1821

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski has not had news from Thorvaldsen for a long time though he has heard from Stanisław ...

3.4.1821

Lega Zambelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On Byron’s behalf, Zambelli thanks Thorvaldsen for having finished the bust and asks him to send ...

17.4.1821

Lega Zambelli

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Zambelli informs Thorvaldsen that Byron will pay all freight charges for the shipment of his bust...

2.6.1821

Stanisław Mokronowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mokronowski refers to his letter of February 3rd with an enclosure concerning the funerary monume...

11.7.1821

J.V. Minten

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The late Doctor Ekman’s brother-in-law thanks Thorvaldsen for the letter he sent from Copenhagen....

20.8.1821

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia assumes that Jason with the Golden Fleece, A822, is ready to be shipped as Thorvaldsen h...

15.9.1821

Auguste-Jean-Marie Carbonneaux

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Carbonneaux has been asked by the Polish committee if he will cast the monument to Józef Poniatow...

31.10.1821

Adam Czartoryski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryski informs Thorvaldsen that Mokronowski died on October 19th, the very day of Józef Poni...

Antagelig 1822

? (Fru) Butler Claxton

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Mrs. Claxton has visited Thorvaldsen’s workshop and wants to knpw the price of a bust of Lo...

12.1.1822

F. Louis Coué

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Coué has received a letter from a Parisian bronze caster who is in contact with Thorvaldsen conce...

24.4.1822

Joachim Grabien

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Joachim Grabien forwards a letter from J.V. Minten to Thorvaldsen and asks him to send the chests...

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...

31.1.1823

Rudolf Emanuel Wettstein

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wettstein asks Thorvaldsen for a recommendation of the Swiss painter Hieronimus Hess. He has hear...

Omkring 4.3.1823

Tekla Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tekla Potocka mentions that she has written three letters to Thorvaldsen without hearing from him...

15.4.1823

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Torlonia has received several letters from Thomas Hope, who is impatient to have the statue of Ja...

27.3.1824

Leon Potocki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig 28.5.1824

Louise Salvage de Faverolles

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Salvage de Faverolles invites Thorvaldsen for dinner next Monday at her villa in Rome.

15.9.1824

Jørgen Knudtzon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

13.4.1825

Johan Frederik Bardenfleth

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting from the Danish West Indies, where Governor Bardenfleth (worn out by official duties) ...

18.4.1825

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska writes three weeks after her arrival in London. She has written to Cornelia Rossi Mar...

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. ...

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...

22.2.1826

Edward Czarnecki

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czarnecki reminds Thorvaldsen that he signed a contract 30.9.1820 for a statue of Copernicus, cf....

12.6.1826

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Thomas Hope, Torlonia urges Thorvaldsen to finish the statue of Jason with the Golde...

1.5.1827

Maria Szymanowska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Szymanowska, who is now living in Saint Petersburg in order to be able to support her family, sen...

13.6.1827

Giovanni Raimondo Torlonia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Thomas Hope, Torlonia urges Thorvaldsen to finish the statue of Jason with the Golde...

19.9.1827

J.V. Minten

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Minten sends his letter to Thorvaldsen with a Swedish traveller, Fröding, who is going to Rome. M...

1.10.1827

Anna Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Potocka wants to know what Thorvaldsen is working on at the moment, and what progress is being ma...

November 1827

N.C.L. Abrahams

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Abrahams sends a report from Paris. He has met the bronze caster Louis-Claude-Ferdinand Soyer, wh...

20.2.1828

Anna Potocka

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Anna Potocka mentions that she wrote to Thorvaldsen from Vienna five months ago but received no a...

Presumably 26.6.1828

H.W. Bissen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bissen recounts his journey on foot to Florence and mentions that he has seen Thorvaldsen’s Chris...

29.12.1828

Stanisław Grabowski

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Grabowski reports that the plaster model of Józef Poniatowski, A123, has reached Danzig (Gdańsk) ...

22.5.1829

John Cam Hobhouse

Bertel Thorvaldsen

In his capacity of chairman of a committee, Hobhouse asks Thorvaldsen if he will accept a commiss...

11.8.1829

Ernst Schimmelmann, Udenrigsdepartementet, København

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs forwards a Commander’s cross of the Order of t...

5.2.1830

Elisa Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Elisa Thorvaldsen is pleased that she has received news about Thorvaldsen’s journey to Muni...

23.9.1831

Fritz Paulsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Paulsen declares his love of Elisa to Thorvaldsen. He has almost recovered from his jaundice and ...

Mellem 1832 og 1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska asks Thorvaldsen to let her know if the enclosed cameo is lifelike. If he thinks that...

21.2.1832

Kirkebygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The commission has learned that Thorvaldsen had completed marble versions of Baptismal Angel, cf....

8.6.1832

Ignazio Francia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francia is delighted to hear that his son Alessandro has won first prize in sculpture at the Acca...

Mellem 3.8.1832 og 8.8.1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska asks Thorvaldsen to take the opportunity to write to Zofia Potocka while she is in Vi...

Mellem 3.8.1832 og 8.8.1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska requests an answer from Thorvaldsen to Zofia Potocka and asks him to do what needs to...

9.10.1832

Teresa Lubomirska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Teresa Lubomirska tells Thorvaldsen that Zofia Potocka has written to her several times to ask Th...

23.10.1832

Slotsbygningskommissionen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Efter 22.1.1833

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska encloses a note from Zofia Potocka and emphasizes that the latter is very pleased wit...

21.3.1833

Anselmo Ronchetti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Ronchetti takes advantage of Marco Viani’s departure from Milan to send a greeting to Thorv...

Antagelig 10.8.1833

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska encloses a letter from Zofia Potocka and asks Thorvaldsen to write to her soon and te...

Mellem 3.8.1832 og 8.8.1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

On behalf of Alfred Potocki and Zofia Potocka, Czartoryska wants to know which month Thorvaldsen ...

12.11.1835

Ranieri Bartolini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bartolini has recommended Thorvaldsen as honorary member of the Accademia Aretina di Scienze, Let...

30.4.1836

Marie Lehmann, Bolette Puggaard, Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The Puggaard family have arrived in Naples, where they have beautiful lodgings with a view of Ves...

10.7.1836

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard hopes that Thorvaldsen will manage to visit him and his family before their impending de...

8.8.1836

Dorota Barbara Czartoryska

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Czartoryska writes about the transport of the funerary monument to Artur Potocki. She wants infor...

8.10.1837

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard is worried about Thorvaldsen’s health as he has heard about the outbreak of cholera in R...

19.12.1837

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard is impatient for news from Thorvaldsen. He reminds him to send the marble relief The Gra...

20.2.1838

Marie Lehmann, Bolette Puggaard, Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hans Puggaard has heard that the relief The Graces Listening to Cupid’s Song, A601, is finished a...

18.12.1841

Hans Puggaard

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Puggaard writes that they have put the roof tree on Thorvaldsens Museum. He and a few others have...

18.3.1842

J.S. Møsting, Ordenskapitlet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The College of Arms requests the return of Thorvaldsen’s Order of the Dannebrog.

Sandsynligvis sommeren 1842

Marie Lehmann

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

16.3.1843

J.S. Møsting, Ordenskapitlet

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The College of Arms urges Thorvaldsen to send his device and a drawing of his coat of arms.

2.6.1843

Angelo Bezzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bezzi is in financial difficulties and asks Thorvaldsen to give him his statuette Dice Player, G2...