Bertel Thorvaldsen art links
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[Danish Neoclassical Sculptor, ca.1770-1844]
Bertel Thorvaldsen Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
A total of 5 sculptures online
Louvre Museum Database, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Prado Museum Database, Madrid NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)
Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
85 works by or related to the artist
Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan
Funen Kunstmuseum, Odense, Denmark
Select the artist's name from the drop-down list and click the "search" button
National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Alexander I (with a 360-degree Quicktime view - slow-loading but a nice touch)
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
(Click "8" to see another drawing by Bertel Thorvaldsen)
New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
The Three Graces
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany ( in German)
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "European 1000-1900" category, then see the work in the first row of thumbnails)
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Art Fund for UK Museums
Portrait bust of Sir Walter Scott
Danish Museums Online (in Danish)
(You can switch to English by going to the very top of the site, but the viewable works are much fewer)
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Bertel Thorvaldsen at The Art Renewal CenterMiscellaneous Sites:
Bertel Thorvaldsen in the Web Gallery of Art
Wikimedia Commons Image Database
1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (mostly in Italian)
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
Boston College Fine Arts Department
El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
Scandinavian Art (mostly in Danish) Articles and Reference Sites:
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Bertel Thorvaldsen
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting
RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia