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Alessandro Torlonia holds a celebration in Villa Torlonia in Rome on the occasion of the erection of an obelisk in the park of the villa. Among those present, besides Thorvaldsen, are Ludwig 1., Gregor 16., Byron’s mistress Teresa Guiccioli (1801-1873) and the Stampe family.

Primary sources

  • Rigmor Stampe (ed.): Baronesse Stampes Erindringer om Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen 1912, p. 193-195 (Stampe dates the event 5.6.1842).

Other references

  • Alberta Campitelli (ed.): Villa Torlonia, Guida, Roma 2006 (2. ed. 2008), p. 16-17 & 164-168 (this shows that the erection took place 4.6.1842).

Last updated 16.06.2014