NOBILE, Pietro
(b. 1774, Campestro, d. 1854, Wien)

General view

Temple of Theseus, Vienna

The temple is built after the antique Thesaion in Athens and was the first building in Vienna to be used exclusively as a museum: Antonio Canova's Theseus Fighting the Centaurs was originally exhibited here. Nobile used the classic Greek Doric Order here, as he also did with the Outer Burgtor.

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