The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 24.10.1800

Thorvaldsen’s bust of Raphael, A752. The bust is a free version of the sculptor Pietro Paolo Baldini’s (also known as Naldini, ca. 1605-1650) bust of Raphael, which in 1674 was erected on the painter’s tomb in the Pantheon in Rome.
Thorvaldsen’s bust was commissioned by Abildgaard in letter of 3.12.1799.

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