The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 17.1.-14.2.1797

This is most likely the porcelain sculpture group Caduta dei Giganti (The Fall of the Giants) by the Italian sculptor Filippo Tagliolini (1745-1809), who worked at the porcelain factory Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte from 1781. The group is made of porcelain, is 162 cm tall, and today is at the Museo di Capodimonte (inv.no. 515).
Tagliolini worked on the sculpture for a number of years from 1787, and in 1799 it was still in the factory, see Alvar González-Palacios: Lo scultore Filippo Tagliolini e la Porcellana di Napoli, Torino 1988, p. 164, cat.no. 39.

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