The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 18.6.1806

This is most likely a marble copy of the famous head of Apollo Giustiniani, then in the equally famous Giustiniani collection in Rome.
Read more about this in Busts of Socrates and Apollo 1805-06.
Today Thorvaldsen’s copy of the bust is in the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.

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