The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 12.10.1799

This must be taken to mean a bust of Raphael in marble by the sculptor Pietro Paolo Naldini/Baldini (ca. 1605-1650), which stood on the painter’s tomb in the Pantheon at that time, see letter of 3.12.1799 from Abildgaard, in which he asks Thorvaldsen to execute the busts of Raphael, A752 and Homer, A751 instead of the above-mentioned small painting, the antique head or the bronze figure.

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