The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 17.1.-14.2.1797

The word is difficult to read.
This cathedral has not been identified. The obvious possibility would be Cattedrale di Palermo, but that cannot be it partly because it does not contain any paintings by Vincenzo Manno, partly because Palermo Cathedral is mentioned below as one of the other churches that Thorvaldsen saw during his stay in Sicily.
A very faint possibility could be Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in Trapani the ceiling of which has been decorated by Vicenzo Manno. Trapani, however, is about 100 kilometres west of Palermo, and nothing of what Thorvaldsen writes indicates that he has made such a journey.

Last updated 27.02.2015