The collections at Thorvaldsens Museum consist of Thorvaldsen’s own sculptures and his extensive collections of contemporary art of his time, of antique Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman objects, of other artists’ sculptures, his own medals, letters, books, personal objects etc.
The collections at Thorvaldsens Museum have for the most part been collected by Thorvaldsen himself. Every work and object in the collections has an inventory number, which begins with a letter followed by a number.
Click here to read about how the collections are sectioned.
Thorvaldsen’s sculptures (inventory number A).
Collection of paintings: Paintings made by other
artists (inventory number B).
Thorvaldsen’s drawings (inventory number C).
Drawings by other artists: Drawings made by other
artists (inventory number D).
Graphic works by other artists: Graphics made by other artists (inventory number E).
Collection of medals: Thorvaldsen’s collection of
medals (inventory number F).
Sculptures by other artists: Sculptures made by other artists
in Thorvaldsen’s period (inventory number G).
Ancient artefacts (inventory number H).
Ancient gems (inventory number I).
Ancient coins (inventory number K).
Cast collection (inventory number L).
Thorvaldseniana: Objects, which can be connected to Thorvaldsen’s person or to the Museum building (inventory number N).
Deposits: Objects, which are deposited at Thorvaldsens Museum (inventory number Dep.).
The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø: Works exibited at the The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø (inventory number Nysø).
The online catalogue of Thorvaldsen’s collections is under construction and not all works and objects are searchable yet. If there is a reference to a specific work in The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives it will be stated next to the work, when you click it.