Collecting Prints and Drawings in Europe, C 1500-1750

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Prints and drawings have been keenly collected in Europe since at least the early sixteenth century. Relatively modest in price, they offered artists, amateurs and collectors of a systematic turn of mind the opportunity to put together holdings with a wide representation of different hands, schools and types of subject. Prints and drawings are traditionally treated separately, but their collecting is shown here to raise many interrelated issues. Employing a wide range of methodologies, the essays in this volume offer a number of innovative investigations into the collecting, perception, classification and display of works on paper.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754600374
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/12/2003
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 The archaeology of the print 9
3 The print collection of Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539) 29
4 'Extremely curious and important!': reconstructing the print collection of Ferdinand Columbus 37
5 A Roman collector of the late sixteenth century: Antonio Tronsarelli 55
6 Giulio Mancini and the organization of a print collection in early seventeenth-century Italy 79
7 Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666) and the origins of drawings collecting in Stuart England 85
8 Sir Peter Lely's collection of prints and drawings 123
9 Connoisseurship and the collection of drawings in Italy c. 1700: the case of Padre Sebastiano Resta 141
10 'A Judiciously Disposed Collection': Jonathan Richardson Senior's cabinet of drawings 155
11 The drawings collection of Pierre Crozat (1665-1740) 173
12 The Italian drawings collection of Cavaliere Francesco Maria Niccolo Gabburri (1676-1742) 183
Bibliography 205
Index 219
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