The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 3.12.1799

Three volumes of the catalogue of the part of the Vatican collections in the so-called Museo Pio-Clementino, established by Clement XIV (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799). The title of the catalogue is: Il Museo Pio-Clementino, descritto da Giambattista e Ennio Qvirino Visconti, T. I-VI, Roma 1782-96, (copy in Thorvaldsens Museum, M134).
See Abildgaard’s note about these volumes in the letter dated 12.10.1799 from Thorvaldsen to Abildgaard and Thorvaldsen’s comment on this in the letter dated 4.4.1800.
In the end, Thorvaldsen bought the catalogues and sent them to Copenhagen in 1802. Some years later, Thorvaldsen gave the catalogues to the Academy even though they had cost him 80 scudi, see the letter dated 18.6.1806.

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