Hardcover. By the 19th century, connoisseurs from the British Isles had assembled the richest collections of classical antiquities outside Rome. The galleries they created to house the spectacular Gr.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 1.412. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: By the nineteenth century, connoisseurs from the British Isles had assembled the richest collections of classical antiquities outside Rome. The galleries they created to house the spectacular Greek and Roman statues, ornaments, vases, bronzes, and gems were in many instances designed to be as magnificent as the artworks themselves. This delightful book examines how the great British antiquities collections were put together and displayed, from Lord Arundel’s collection of marbles in the seventeenth century to the Grand Tour acquisitions of the eighteenth century and the greatest art acquisition of all time, that of the Elgin Marbles from the Acropolis.
In this book, the first comprehensive history of the collecting of antiquities in Great Britain, Jonathan Scott gives portraits of the principal collectors, describes the mechanics of the art trade and collecting, and takes us to beautiful sculpture galleries that were created by such distinguished architects as Robert Adam and Jeffry Wyatville. With a generous selection of illustrations of the interiors of collectors’ houses, the book presents in unprecedented detail the story of private British antiquities collectors and their truly remarkable collections.
From the Publisher: Published for the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art. Also available by Jonathan Scott: Salvator Rosa: His Life and Times.
Title: The Pleasures of Antiquity (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: New
Book Description Yale University Press, 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Second Printing. This is a VG condition oversized hard cover in a Good + condition dust jacket. There's some rippling along the jacket's edges. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 46626
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Book Description Yale University Press/ Paul Mellon Center For Studies in British Art, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Published by Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre For Studies in British Art, this is the 2nd hardback printing of Jonathan Scott's The Pleasures of ANTIQUITY: British Collectors of Greece and Rome. 340 pages, black and gilt cloth binding, the book is in very good condition. The dust jacket is also very good. Seller Inventory # 3267
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