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Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-Century Rome: Volumes 1 and 2
     

Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-Century Rome: Volumes 1 and 2

by Ilaria Bignamini
 

This long-awaited book offers the first overview of all British-led excavation sites in and around Rome in the golden age of the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century. Based on work carried out by the late Ilaria Bignamini, it traces sculptures and other works of art that are currently in public collections around the world from their original find sites via the

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This long-awaited book offers the first overview of all British-led excavation sites in and around Rome in the golden age of the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century. Based on work carried out by the late Ilaria Bignamini, it traces sculptures and other works of art that are currently in public collections around the world from their original find sites via the dealers and entrepreneurs to the private collectors in Britain.

In the first of two extensively illustrated volumes, approximately fifty sites are analyzed in historical and topographical detail, supported by fifty newly written and researched biographies of the major names in the Anglo-Italian world of dealing and collecting. The second volume features hundreds of letters from dealers and excavators abroad to collectors in England, offering a rich source of information about all aspects of the art market at the time.

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"An invaluable study. . . . Highly recommended."--T. J. McCormick, Choice

— T. J. McCormick

Choice - T. J. McCormick

"An invaluable study. . . . Highly recommended."--T. J. McCormick, Choice
Choice - T.J. McCormick

“The two volumes include a discussion of the papal bureaucracies that controlled the archaeological sites. This set’s numerous, excellent illustrations of all aspects of this archaeological work are a major contribution to an invaluable study.” — T.J McCormick, Choice

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300160437
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Series:
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Series
Edition description:
Boxed Set
Pages:
630
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 2.10(d)

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