The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 12.10.1799

Villa outside Porta Salara, built by Cardinal Allessandro Albani (1692-1779), who patronized the neoclassical art critic par excellence, Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768). The house had a large collection of antiques, catalogued by Winckelmann, part of which was taken by the French in 1798-99.
Since 1866, the Villa Albani has been owned by the princely family of Torlonia.

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