Publications about Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen collector of Plaster Casts from Antiquity and Early Modern Period

By Jan Zahle
English Edition 2020 The Danish neoclassical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844), who lived most of his life in Rome, was not only one of Europe’s most soughtafter artists; he was also a collector. In addition to his own works and drawings, he built extensive collections of paintings, prints, drawings and books – and of ancient artefacts from Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquity: coins, lockets, containers, vases, lamps, fragments of sculpture and more. He also acquired a large collection of plaster casts, primarily after ancient sculptures and reliefs, but also of works dating from the Renaissance and up until his own lifetime. Immerse yourself in the story of this amazing three-volume work
DKK 699

Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)

By Stefano Grandesso and Laila Skjøthaug 
2015, 303 pp., ill. In recent decades, Danish 
sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) has
 regained his rightful place in European art 
history as an outstanding representative of 
the Neoclassical period. This hardcover volume 
explores the life and work of the acclaimed 
18th-century master, who is often compared 
to Canova, and includes over 300 images.
DKK 398


By Dyveke Helsted, Eva Henschen and Bjarne Jørnæs 
English Edition 1990, 2nd revised. ed., 115 pp., ill. 
Thorvaldsen’s life and work with a special focus on 
selected works including Jason with the Golden 
Fleece, Venus with the Apple and Cupid and Psyche. 
DKK 175 87 7521 049 5

Billdehuggeren Bertel Thorvaldsens Liv og Værk

By Bjarne Jørnæs 
1993, Danish Edition. Bertel Thorvaldsen is 
one of Denmark's few world-famous visual artists. 
From a childhood in conditions of poverty to world 
fame and wealth – tells the fascinating story of 
Thorvaldsen’s life and career in Denmark and Rome. 
DKK 149 978 87 00 79378 1

The Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen

By Bjarne Jørnæs 
1993, English Edition 2011, 269 pp. ill. 
From a childhood in conditions of poverty 
to world fame and wealth – tells the fascinating story
 of Thorvaldsen’s life and career in Denmark and Rome. 
DKK 149 978 87 7521 125 8

Bertel Thorvaldsen. La vita e l’opera dello scultore

By Bjarne Jørnæs Text in Italian. 
Translated by Caterina Testa 1997,
207 pp., ill. From a childhood in 
conditions of poverty to world fame and
wealth – tells the fascinating story of
Thorvaldsen’s life and career in Denmark
and Rome. 
DKK 149 88 8016 191 1

The freedom hero Thorvaldsen

Text in danish. Since 2013, a team of 
art historians has gone through the letter 
archive and they have reached a fifth of 
the letters. There is an image of an unusual 
artist who insisted that all citizens were equal
 - even though he himself became a European 
superstar. Read in the booklet containing the 
latest news from the museum's 4 researcher.
DKK 20

A Survey of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Life 1770-1844

1991, 12 pp., ill.
Important dates in Thorvaldsen’s life – from his early years in the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, through his artistic breakthrough in Rome in 1803, his triumphal return to Denmark in 1838 and to the opening of the museum in 1848, four years after Thorvaldsen’s death. This publication is also available in Danish, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Chinese and Japanese.
DKK 20 87 7521 100 9

* Thorvaldsens hår (Thorvaldsen's Hair)

By Ernst Jonas Bencard
2006/07, 10 pp., ill.
Here, readers can amuse themselves with a selection from the large amount of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s hair that is preserved in Thorvaldsens Museum. A bizarre form of the history of art! A slightly different version of this text can be found in the periodical ARK 73, 2006/2007:4.
DKK 20

Art Souvenir Bertel Thorvaldsen

By Margrethe Floryan
English Edition
2011, 89 pp., ill.
Introduction to Thorvaldsen and selected works.
DKK 69 978 19 04 94564 2

Bertel Thorvaldsen

Polish text
By Wanda Jørgensen
1997, 28 pp., ill.
On Thorvaldsen and his works in Thorvaldsens Museum.
DKK 20 87 7521 081 9