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Photographs of drawings of antiquities.

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  • Title:
    Photographs of drawings of antiquities.
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Arrangement: Loosely arranged by manuscript or other source.
  • Physical Desc.: 3 boxes (ca. 875 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of photographs of drawings of antiquities, conceptually related to the Getty-sponsored database, The Census of Antique Art and Architecture Known to the Renaissance. The drawings depicted are chiefly Italian, dating to the 16th-18th centuries, and many are from manuscripts in Italian collections. These photographs were assembled from numerous sources, including the repositories that hold the original manuscripts. A very few images (ca. 15) are photocopies.
    Groups of photos include: 15 photographs of Piranesi drawings of Paestum temples in the Soane Museum, Cambridge, England; 112 photographs of drawings by Vicente Victoria, Memorie espresse nel Museo Canonico: l'antiche pitture raccolte dalle ruine di Roma al'eleganza vetusta (Windsor Castle, Royal Library ms. A22); 13 photographs of drawings of miscellaneous antiquities from the Courtauld Institute of Art; 24 images from the van Gelder collection.
    A group of 131 photographs acquired from the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Rome, depicts drawings in manuscripts, including: Pirro Ligorio drawings from the Codex Ursinianus; the codices Ottobonianus, Capponianus, Barb. Lat. 2733, Vat. Lat. 5407, and a sketchbook also from the Biblioteca apostolica vaticana; the Codex Buddleley; Ghirlandaio workshop drawings in the Codex Escurialensis (El Escorial, Madrid, Bibl. Cod. 28-II-12); sketchbooks of Roman architecture by Fra Giocondo(?) in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (P.K.I.3.35.I,II,III). Also included are images of drawings by G. Mariani, "Parete XX. Dipinti Farnese..." (1871) in the Museo archeologico nazionale, Naples, and of finds from the Tomb of the Leopards, Tarquinia (1875), as well as drawings by Eichler et al. in the Villa Albani, Rome.
    A group of 253 photographs documents the Codex Ursinianus in the Biblioteca apostolica vaticana (Vat. Lat. 3439), a collection of drawings originally owned by Fulvio Orsini (1529-1600), an antiquarian, scholar and librarian of the Farnese family, which were brought together as a codex in the 17th century. Some of the drawings are by Pirro Ligorio, while others are workshop copies from Ligorio's manuscript in Naples. The drawings are of classical sculpture, minor arts, architectural renderings, and inscriptions.
    A group of 307 photographs depicts drawings in the Codex Coburgensis, a mid-16th century manuscript now in the Kupferstichkabinett of the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg. The drawings, some of which are attributed to the School of Raphael or Pighius, are of classical monuments and works of art in Rome, many of which are now lost; they represent one of the early systematic attempts to record Roman antiquities and archaeology.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies: 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Classical antiquities in art Drawing, European Drawing, Italian Manuscripts -- Italy
  • Contributors: Ligorio, Pirro, approximately 1513-1583. Victoria, Vicente, 1658-1712. Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. Biblioteca apostolica vaticana.
  • Additional Title: Codex Coburgensis.
  • LC Call Number: NC80
  • ID/Accession Number: 1387-668
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 83982153
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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