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Collecting sculpture in early modern Europe

Author: Nicholas Penny; Eike D Schmidt; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2008.
Series: Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.), 70.; Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.)., Symposium series ;, 47.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book twenty scholars examine the history of the collecting of sculpture from the late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, as represented in the collections of royal families, aristocratic amateurs, and artists. The essays explore the nature of collecting, whether as a form of opulent interior decoration, as a means of outdoor display in architecture and landscape architecture, or as an accumulation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Washington (DC, 2003)
Conference proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Penny; Eike D Schmidt; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780300121605 0300121601
OCLC Number: 162126875
Notes: Based on an international conference held on the occasion of the opening of the new sculpture galleries in the NGA, Washington, DC in 2003.
Description: 512 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm.
Contents: Collecting ancient sculpture : the beginnings / Salvatore Settis --
Instauratio and Pietas : the della Valle collections of ancient sculpture / Kathleen Wren Christian --
Fifteenth-century reliefs of ancient emperors and empresses in Florence : production and collecting / Francesco Caglioti --
Silver shrine of Saint Simeon in Zadar : collecting ancient coins and casts after the antique of fifteenth-century Dalmatia / Stanko Kokole --
Collectors of Renaissance reliefs : Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) and Baron Boissel de Monville (1763-1832) / Douglas Lewis --
"Pied destal ou soubsbassement" : displaying sculpture in Renaissance France / Ian Wardropper --
Cardinal Ferdinando, Maria Maddalena of Austria, and the early history of ivory sculptures at the Medici court / Eike D. Schmidt --
Carving out lives : the role of sculptors in the early history of the Accademia di San Luca / Peter M. Lukehart --
Exhibition of sculpture on the Villa Borghese Facades in the time of Cardinal Scipione Borghese / Kristina Herrmann Fiore --
Sculpture in Spanish collections from Philip II to Philip IV / Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio --
Artists as collectors of sculpture in baroque Rome / Jennifer Montagu --
Larson workshop : reproducing sculpture in seventeenth-century Holland / Frits Scholten --
Two French royal sculpture gardens : the Orangerie of Versailles and the Jardin Haut of Marly / Betsy Rosasco --
Marble hunting party : the Companions of Diana for Marly / Alison Luchs --
Pope Clement XI's Museo di Modelli in the Vatican Palace / Olga Raggio --
Visions of sculpture : some French eighteenth-century sculptures seen by draftsmen and painters / Guilhem Scherf --
"For Pembroke statues, dirty gods and coins" : the collecting, display, and uses of sculpture at Wilton House / Malcolm Baker --
Sir Francis Dashwood of West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire, as a collector of ancient and modern sculpture / Tim Knox --
Bronzes in two eighteenth-century Viennese collections / Manfred Leithe-Jasper --
Evolution of the plinth, pedestal, and socle / Nicholas Penny.
Series Title: Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.), 70.; Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.)., Symposium series ;, 47.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt.
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