Comment on 18.6.1806
Apparently Thorvaldsen also used this computational principle for determining prices of reliefs in 1804-05 in connection with Theodor von der Ropp’s Commission of, among other things, the first marble version of Briseis and Achilles, cf. A489. Then, however, the price was lower: Thorvaldsen set the price of the five figures in the relief of just under 1 metre, i.e. ca 4 palms, at 110 scudi a piece.
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