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Notes on the Geography of Austria : Vienna: Photo 29

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Behind Karl is the Theseus Temple, designed by Peter von Nobile to accommodate a sculpture by Canova of Theseus slaying the Minotaur. The statue was commissioned by Napoleon but acquired by Francis I, who placed it in this specially constructed building. About 1890 it was moved to the Art-History Museum and, later still, to London.

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