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Thorvaldsen as Educator

See also: Accademia di S. Luca, Thorvaldsen's Professorship · Recommendation by Thorvaldsen · Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Thorvaldsen's Professorship · Thorvaldsen as Mentor for Other Artists · Supervision of Assistants on Their Works


Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

Rauch has modelled a portrait bust, which will now be executed in marble. He will then make money...


Christian Daniel Rauch

Caroline von Humboldt

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


Herman Schubart

Christian 8.

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


Christian 8.

C.F. Hansen

Christian Frederik has considered to interrupt his grand tour of Europe temporarily in order to g...


P.O. Brøndsted

Jens Møller

Brøndsted describes a trip he has made in the company of Thorvaldsen and his assistant, Tenerani....


Accademia Fiorentina, Giovanni degli Alessandri

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Giovanni degli Alessandri recommends a student, Tommaso Gasperini, to Thorvaldsen. Gasperini is c...


Gaetano Buzzi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Buzzi recommends the young sculptor Ranieri Bartolini, who is coming to Rome to study sculpture. ...


Tommaso Gasperini

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Gasperini regrets his delayed return to Rome. This is due to protracted periods of rain in Cologn...


Bianca Milesi Mojon

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Milesi Mojon recommends the recently arrived Scottish sculptor Alexander Ritchie to Thorvaldsen. ...


Paolo Emilio Demi

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Demi asks Thorvaldsen to send a testimonial about a sculpture group which he has executed under T...


Johann Leeb

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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


Boris Orlovsky

Bertel Thorvaldsen

An emotional Orlovsky laments parting from Thorvaldsen, whom he sees as his father, his teacher, ...


Ignazio Francia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francia thanks Thorvaldsen for having admitted his son Alessandro Francia to the Accademia del Nu...


Ignazio Francia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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


Adamo Tadolini, Antonio Tosti

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Tadolini asks Thorvaldsen to recommend him as a substitute professor at the Accademia di S. Luca ...


Ignazio Francia

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Francia expresses his gratitude for Thorvaldsen’s teaching and support of his son Alessand...


Just Mathias Thiele

Bertel Thorvaldsen

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Bertel Thorvaldsen

Alessandro Ceccarini

Thorvaldsen recommends the apprentice sculptor Alessandro Ceccarini after having seen his copies ...

April 1845 (September 1841)

Timothy Shay Arthur


Description of Thorvaldsen’s visit to the sculptor Hiram Powers’ workshop in Florence...