The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Thorvaldsen's Works at Hams Hall

Namely, the Alexander Frieze in marble, cf. A505, produced for Giovanni Battista Sommariva’s Villa Carlotta by Lake Como in Italy; see the associated entry in the Thorvaldsen chronology. The Hams Hall frieze was a version of this Alexander Frieze, as is clear from the presence of Thorvaldsen’s self-portrait at the far right. That self-portrait is absent from the frieze at the Quirinal Palace, referred to in the next note.

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