Maria Fjodorovna Barjatinskaja
Maria Fjodorovna Barjatinskaja (1793 -1858), made in 1818, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770 - 1844), plaster, height: 180 cm. Reference number: A172. Thorvaldsen museum (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with ReMake and ReCap from AutoDesk.
The Russian Princess Maria Barjatinskaja came to Rome in 1818 with her husband. At his wish, she was modelled by Thorvaldsen. The marble sculpture was created in 1821-25, but was never delivered. After the Princess’s death, her family demanded to have the statue handed over, but instead accepted a copy made by Thorvaldsen’s most important Danish apprentice, the sculptor H. W. Bissen. Today the sculpture is in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
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