The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on The country bumpkin and the donkey-rider in the service of art and freedom

Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound kept a diary during his stay in Rome in 1821–1822. This diary is here cited following Ian Gordon Brown, “Canova, Thorvaldsen and the Ancients. A Scottish view of Sculpture in Rome, 1821-1822,” in Antonio Canova. The Three Graces, Edinburgh 1995, pp. 73–80. The original diary is preserved in the National Library of Scotland, MSS 11986-7. The present excerpt may also be read in The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

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