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Alexander Frieze, Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo

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See also: Alexander Frieze, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen · Alexander Frieze, Palais Leuchtenberg, Munich · Alexander Frieze, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome · Alexander Frieze, Panthéon, Paris · Commissions, Survey · Reliefs, Allegories · Reliefs, Classical Mythology · Contemporary Reproductions of Thorvaldsen's Works

3.6.1817

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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

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

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

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

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

Thorvaldsen has finally received a commission for the marble version of the frieze Alexander the ...

Antagelig 6.2.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva misses hearing news from Thorvaldsen and asks about the progress of the marble version ...

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...

31.3.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva writes about his travels and the obstacles along the way that have delayed his return t...

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...

9.5.1818

Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

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

9.5.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen assures the concerned Christian Frederik that the Alexander Frieze for Christiansborg...

9.5.1818

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Draft of a letter dated 9.5.1818.

24.8.1818

Redaktørerne ved Wiener Zeitung

Omnes

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

3.9.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

25.10.1818

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva has arrived in Italy. He has read in the French press that “Frederik 6.”: /...

1.4.1819

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva writes that unfortunately he has had to give up his plans to go to Rome. He is proud of...

9.4.1819

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A few days after his previous letter, Sommariva writes to Thorvaldsen again on behalf of the Appi...

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...

28.12.1819

Christian 8.

Christian 8.

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

30.12.1820

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva has heard that Thorvaldsen has returned to Rome after his trip to Denmark and congratul...

1821

Sydney Morgan

Omnes

Extract from Lady Morgan’s book Italy mentioning Thorvaldsen’s workshops.

31.1.1821

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva has received the first reproductions in cameo of the frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry...

16.5.1821

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva regrets that he has not been able to respond to Thorvaldsen’s letter dated April 11 bec...

20.6.1821

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian (8.) Frederik and Caroline Amalie have visited Sommariva’s villa by Lake Como. Th...

13.12.1821

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva writes to Thorvaldsen from Paris, where he has met Christian (8.) Frederik. They have h...

28.4.1822

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva thanks Thorvaldsen for having sent the portrait busts of Christian (8.) Frederik and Ca...

2.4.1823

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommarive has heard about the accidental shot that has wounded Thorvaldsen. In Florence, he has t...

18.5.1825

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The room in which the frieze Alexander the Great’s Entry into Babylon, cf. A505, is to be put up ...

11.6.1825

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Sommariva has received a letter from de Sanctis stating that a large part of the frieze Alexander...

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 ...

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

31.8.1826

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Luigi Sommariva

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

12.1.1827

Louise Salvage de Faverolles

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Copied excerpt of a letter from Salvage de Faverolles to one of Thorvaldsen’s aquaintances, who i...

1890

Francesco Hayez

Omnes

Two passages from the famous Italian painter Francesco Hayez’s autobiography, in which Thor...