Collecting Prints and Drawings in Europe, C 1500-1750

Collecting Prints and Drawings in Europe, C 1500-1750

by Christopher Baker, Caroline Elam, Genevieve Warwick
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754600374
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/12/2003
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
1Introduction1
2The archaeology of the print9
3The print collection of Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539)29
4'Extremely curious and important!': reconstructing the print collection of Ferdinand Columbus37
5A Roman collector of the late sixteenth century: Antonio Tronsarelli55
6Giulio Mancini and the organization of a print collection in early seventeenth-century Italy79
7Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666) and the origins of drawings collecting in Stuart England85
8Sir Peter Lely's collection of prints and drawings123
9Connoisseurship and the collection of drawings in Italy c. 1700: the case of Padre Sebastiano Resta141
10'A Judiciously Disposed Collection': Jonathan Richardson Senior's cabinet of drawings155
11The drawings collection of Pierre Crozat (1665-1740)173
12The Italian drawings collection of Cavaliere Francesco Maria Niccolo Gabburri (1676-1742)183
Bibliography205
Index219

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