The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 18.6.1806

The Italian monetary unit scudo, see the related article about Monetary Units.
Regarding the prices of Thorvaldsen’s works throughout his career, see more in the related article.
As can be seen, the price does not rise consistently by 200 scudi with every extra palm in height. This, of course, is due to the fact that the volume of the statue does not grow in direct ratio to its height. The volume of statues rather grows with the third power of their height, and therefore the price of a statue goes up proportionally more, the taller the statue becomes.

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