Comment on Ultimo 1797
The antique sculpture group of Laocoon and his sons, executed in the first half of the first century B.C. by three sculptors from Rhodes: Hagesandros, Athanadoros and Polydoros. Found in 1506 in the ruins of the so-called baths of Titus, which later turned out to be Nero’s Golden House. See Il Museo Pio-Clementino, descritto da Giambattista e Ennio Qvirino Visconti, T. I-VI, Roma 1782-96, vol. II, plate XXXIX, text p. 73-79 (copy in Thorvaldsens Museum, M134); and Les monumens antiiques du Musée Napoléon, vol. II, plate 62, text p. 131-140 (copy in Thorvaldsens Museum, M140).
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