Theseus Temple

Nation: Austria


Completion Date: 1823
Austria Theseus Temple Monument Cover
[1905 book] Origin
[Video] In 2013
[1905 book] Origin
Architect Peter Nobile built the Theseus Temple in the Volksgarten, which was erected to shelter Antonio Canova's famous "Theseus and the Centaur," now in the Imperial Gallery. On a visit to Rome, Francis II saw and purchased the sculpture and then presented to his citizens. It was also Nobile who conceived the outer Burg-Thor of the Hofburg.

Levetus, A. S. (1905). The beginnings of art. In Imperial Vienna: An account of its history traditions and arts (p. 236). London: John Lane.
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