The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 4.4.1800

In a letter of 12.10.1799, Thorvaldsen informed the Academy of Fine Arts that he had copied the whole figure of one of the Dioscuri but in half size after the original. He had been permitted to work in Palazzo Consulta, which is next to the Dioscuri in Piazza di Monte Cavallo. He also writes that he has had his copy cast, and that this is the cast he has sent to the Academy of Fine Arts. The original is now in Thorvaldsens Museum, A54.

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