1831 Tuesday 23 November
I went to Thorwaldsen’s studio. The triumph of Alexander is a composition of great merit, but on the whole I thought his style wanting. – a wrought cast in terra cotta of reduced size of Thorwaldsen’s triumph I find on enquiry may be had for 200 pounds. There was a large chimney piece ready made and not upon order of white marble ornamented with sculpture in bas-relief price £150 – we could not have such in England for such a price.