Classical Sculpture and the Culture of Collecting in Britain since 1760 (Classical Presences)

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This is a book about classical sculptures in the early modern period, centuries after the decline and fall of Rome, when they began to be excavated, restored, and collected by British visitors in Italy in the second half of the eighteenth century. Viccy Coltman contrasts the precarious and competitive culture of eighteenth-century collecting, which integrated sculpture into the domestic interior back home in Britain, with the study and publication of individual specimens by classical archaeologists like Adolf Michaelis a century later. Her study is comprehensively illustrated with over 100 photographs.

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Intellectual curiosity and authorial enthusiasm are everywhere in evidence, and the final impression is of an important and stimulating contribution to this intriguing subject. (Giles Waterfield, Times Literary Supplement)

rigorous new study of the collecting of classical statuary in the neo-classical era (Oliver Garnett, The Art Newspaper)

A very useful addition to the growing bookshelf dealing with the history of collecting (Journal of the History of Collections)

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Viccy Coltman is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh.

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