The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Ultimo 1797

This is probably a reference to the seven statues of muses found near Tivoli with the statue of Apollo Chitharoedus, and several other related statues of muses in the Vatican. See I_l Museo Pio-Clementino, descritto da Giambattista e Ennio Qvirino Viscont_i, T. I-VI, Roma 1782-96, vol. I, plates XVII-XVIII and Les monumens antiiques du Musée Napoléon, vol. I, plates 21, 24, 27, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38.
Thorvaldsen acquired a cast of the sedentary Urania, the muse of astronomy, Thorvaldsens Museum, L42.

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