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Thorvaldsen and Carnal Pleasures

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Jørgen West

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A greeting in Thorvaldsen’s album.

Antagelig marts 1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Jørgen West

A sheet with several fragments in Danish, German and Italian. First two drafts of a letter in Ita...


Margrethe Ackermann, Gotskalk Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gotskalk Thorvaldsen is grateful for his son’s last letter and happy that he has arrived safely a...


Charles Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Due to language difficulties, Bassi’s letter has been delayed. He asks Thorvaldsen to press one R...

Presumably April 1802

Anna Maria Uhden

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Text fragments not meant for a letter or even a draft, but presumably to be regarded as an affect...


C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley ironically describes his amazement at having received two letters from Thorvaldsen. He al...


C.F.F. Stanley

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stanley’s health is tolerable. Anna Maria Uhden is also well, as is Thorvaldsen’s dog...


Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen looks well in spite of his severe pains. He is working on the frieze Alexander the Gr...

Januar 1815

Friederike Brun


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



Bertel Thorvaldsen

Workshop accounts for the fourth week of May 1817.


Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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


Franziska Caspers

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Caspers is pleased to wish Thorvaldsen good morning for the first time in Vienna. She gives him h...


J.C. Dahl

Emilie Dahl

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


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Mendelsohn writes about the enjoyable aspects of his life in Rome. These days, he does nothing af...


Christine Stampe

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Stampe is much agitated and writes that she misses Thorvaldsen so much that she feels ill and urg...


Redaktørerne ved Kjøbenhavnsposten


A satirical newspaper report on a dispute between Thorvaldsen and Ferdinand Richardt.

Around 1850

N.C.L. Abrahams

Just Mathias Thiele

Abrahams sends Thiele his translation of a letter from Maria Zoëga to Thorvaldsen.