The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 30.11.1804

I.e. a sketch for Camuccini’s painting Incredulity of St. Thomas, commissioned by Pius VII and finished in 1805. The painting was a sketch for a mosaic, which was executed in 1806-1822 as an altarpiece for the south transept of St. Peter’s Basilica, see the church homepage, or Gianna Piantoni De Angelis (ed.): Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844). Bozzetti e desegni dallo studio dell’artiste, Rome 1978, p. 78, catalogue numbers 165 and 166.
From 1803, Camuccini was the director of the Mosaic Studio of St. Peter’s Basilica.
The passage is mentioned in Kasper Monrad: ‘Kunstlivet i Rom 1800-1820 set med danske kunstnerøjne’, in: Hannemarie Ragn Jensen inter al. (ed.): Inspirationens skatkammer. Rom og skandinaviske kunstnere i 1800-tallet, p. 60.

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