Comment on 7.12.1804
This letter from Irina Vorontsova to Torlonia, mentioned here by Thorvaldsen, is not known.
However, the letter has undoubtedly authorized Torlonia to pay another instalment of Vorontsova’s commission, where each statue was to cost 400 scudi per figure, corresponding to the amount mentioned by Thorvaldsen in this letter. Scudi and piastres had approximately the same value, see Monetary Units.
See also Thorvaldsen’s Works, Prices.
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