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Thorvaldsen as a Connoisseur

See also: Purchase of Paintings for Others · Purchase of Sculptures for Others · Thorvaldsen as an Art Collector

17.1.-14.2.1797

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen’s diary from his sojourn in Malta, Palermo and Naples.

30.11.1804

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Herman Schubart

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

26.10.1810

Hans West

C.F. Høyer, Bertel Thorvaldsen

West tells Thorvaldsen and Høyer about his journey from Rome to Florence. The letter deals primar...

21.6.1813

Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Thorvaldsen has praised Rauch’s sepulchral monument to Queen Luise. He is not feeling well ...

Presumably between October 1817 and September 1819

John Gibson

Omnes

Gibson retells an anecdote about Thorvaldsen, the painter Peter von Cornelius, and a number of sc...

1.4.1818

Caroline von Humboldt

Wilhelm von Humboldt

Caroline von Humboldt has been pleased to read a beautiful and personal letter to her husband fro...

10.10.1821

John Gibson

William Cavendish

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

14.3.1822

Jacob Ludwig Salomo Bartholdy

Johann Martin von Wagner

Bartholdy writes about Franz Erwein von Schönborn’s commission of a statue of Bacchus from the la...

16.3.1822

Johann Martin von Wagner

Leo von Klenze

Wagner sums up Schönborn’s possibilities regarding his commission of a Bacchus statue from the la...

20.4.1822

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Johann Martin von Wagner

Schönborn thanks Wagner for his help and advice in connection with the completion of an unfinishe...

6.7.1822

Johann Martin von Wagner

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Wagner regrets his late answer regarding the completion of the Bacchus statue left by the late Ru...

31.1.1823

Rudolf Emanuel Wettstein

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

15.3.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Rudolf Emanuel Wettstein

Thorvaldsen is pleased to recommend the artist Hieronymus Hess, whose talent, diligence and abili...

2.4.1823

Giovanni Battista Sommariva

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

Antagelig omkring 19.11.1823

Bertel Thorvaldsen

NN

Thorvaldsen recommends the history painter Andreas Ludvig Koop.

24.8.1824

Giovanni Battista Bassi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The bearer of the letter also brings Thorvaldsen a painting. According to Thorvaldsen’s instructi...

Primo 1825

Melchiorre Missirini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

A dedication to Thorvaldsen.

8.2.1825

Johann Leeb

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Leeb reports that his statue Sleeping Cupid has been completed in marble. He has been relieved to...

26.2.1825

Christian 8.

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

19.3.1825

Johann Leeb

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Leeb fears that his report on the completion of the statue Sleeping Cupid has not been received. ...

20.3.1825

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Simon Moritz von Bethmann

Thorvaldsen recommends the painter Moritz Oppenheim warmly to Simon von Bethmann and takes the op...

21.2.1827

Paolo Emilio Demi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Demi asks Thorvaldsen to recommend him if Thorvaldsen himself does not want to accept the commiss...

25.4.1827

Johann Leeb

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Leeb thanks Thorvaldsen for his advice and his helpfulness. He is pleased to have settled in Muni...

Antagelig 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Città di Torino

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

Antagelig 1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Christian 8.

Thorvaldsen regrets that the Danish painter Andreas Ludvig Koop has not been admitted as a member...

29.9.1828

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Wilhelm Dorow

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

11.11.1829

Geltrude Versari

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Geltrude Versari asks Thorvaldsen to take good care of her son, Alessandro Manzoni, who is coming...

22.5.1830

Joseph Hambro

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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

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...

2.2.1832

Ludwig von Schwanthaler

Franz Erwein von Schönborn

Thorvaldsen has praised Schwanthaler’s reliefs, and the sculptor regrets that it takes such a lon...

Efter 27.1.1833

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Angelo Babboni

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

30.5.1837

Hieronymus Hess

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Hess sends a drawing to Thorvaldsen requesting him to assess it. He relates that he is working on...

1839 [1837]

A.F. Elmquist

Omnes

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

30.10.1842

Hans Harder

Bertel Thorvaldsen

The landscape painter Harder is pleased that Thorvaldsen has returned to Denmark and asks him to ...

14.3.1843

L.C. Panum

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Panum offers Thorvaldsen two paintings by Jens Juel, View of the Little Belt from Hindsgavl, Fune...

25.10.1843

Peter Panum

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Panum’s receipt for 100 rix-dollars for two landscapes by Jens Juel.

Antagelig 20.11.1843, senest 10.12.1843

W.C. Hedemann

Omnes, Bertel Thorvaldsen

Poem, which praises Thorvaldsen as the originator of the restoration of Kronborg Palace Church an...

22.4.1844

Carl Dahl

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Carl Dahl wants the remaining payment for the painting The frigate Thetis and the corvette Flora ...

27.6.1844

Fritz Thomsen

Eksekutorerne for Thorvaldsens bo

Thomsen requests permission to complete and receive payment for a painting of a battle scene whic...