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Selected literature on Bertel Thorvaldsen

If you want to know more about Thorvaldsen, you can here find a list of selected literature – extending from the most recent research in the series “Meddelelser fra Thorvaldsens Museum” (Bulletin of Thorvaldsens Museum) to Thorvaldsen’s first biographer, J.M. Thiele, whose first biography of Thorvaldsen appeared as early as 1831, while Thorvaldsen was still alive.

In Danish

Mikkel Bogh, Bertel Thorvaldsen.
Copenhagen 1997

Dyveke Helsted, Thorvaldsen og Nysø – billedhuggerens sidste år.
Copenhagen 2001

Dyveke Helsted, Bjarne Jørnæs & Eva Henschen, Thorvaldsen.
København 1986

Bjarne Jørnæs, Billedhuggeren. Bertel Thorvaldsens liv og værk.
Copenhagen 2007

Bjarne Jørnæs, Torben Melander og Stig Miss (Ed.), Kunst og liv
i Thorvaldsens Rom
.
Copenhagen 1992

Meddelelser fra Thorvaldsens Museum (Bulletin of Thorvaldsens Museum).

Else Kai Sass, Thorvaldsens Portrætbuster, vol. I.-III.
Copenhagen 1963-65

J. M. Thiele, Den danske Billedhugger Bertel Thorvaldsen og hans Værker,
vol. 1-4.
Copenhagen 1831-1850

J. M. Thiele, Bertel Thorvaldsens Biografi, vol. 1-4.
Copenhagen 1851-1856

In English, German or Italian

Bertel Thorvaldsen 1770-1844, scultore danese a Roma. Exhibition Catalogue, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rom.
Rome 1989

Künstnerleben in Rom. Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Der dänischer Bildhauer und seine deutschen Freunde. Exhibition Catalogue, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, & Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum Schloß Gottorf. Schleswig.
Nuremberg 1991

Stefano Grandesso, Bertel Thorvaldsen 1770-1844.
Milan 2010

John Henderson, The Triumph of Art at Thorvaldsens Museum.
Copenhagen 2005

Harald Tesan, Thorvaldsen und seine Bildhauerschule in Rom.
Cologne 1998

A number of digitalised versions of older publications on Thorvaldsen and the museum can be found in archive.org

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