The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on Thorvaldsen's Hair

Namely, chalk from the tomb of the Renaissance painter Raphael (1483-1520) at the Pantheon in Rome, N87. The grave was opened on 14.9.1833 in the presence of Thorvaldsen among others, as Wilckens reports in the citation below. The opening of the grave is depicted in a painting by Francesco Diofebi, B73, and the skeleton itself can be seen on a lithograph, E1100.

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