Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles

Volumes I and II

Elizabeth Angelicoussis

Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles

Elizabeth Angelicoussis

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

624 pages | 2 volumes, 548 color plates | 9 x 11
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9783777428178 Published November 2017 For sale in North America and Japan only

Begun by Gavin Hamilton (1723–98), one of the most prominent British explorers of classical sites of the eighteenth century, the Lansdowne Collection came to hold more than one hundred stellar examples of classical statuary, displayed in a specially designed gallery in Lansdowne-House in London. The collection, however, was dispersed in the years after 1930, and its works are now scattered across the globe. This book reunites the collection for the first time in nearly ninety years, under the expert guidance of Roman sculpture specialist Elizabeth Angelicoussis. The first volume of this set relates the history of the collection and the gallery, while the second catalogs and assess each known sculpture and sets it in the context of the most current research into Roman art history.
 

Contents
Vol I
 
List of Figures
Abbreviations
Note to the Reader
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Reinhard Förtsch
Introduction
1 Key Personalities
2 Lansdowne House and the Adam brothers
3 The Grand Tour purchases
4 Gavin Hamilton and his marbles: display and connoisseurship
5 Clérisseau’s library proposal
6 New proposals for the annexe
7 The nineteenth century
8 Gone in a Flash
9 Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
 
Vol II
 
Introduction
Colour Plates
The Lansdowne Marbles Catalogue
Traced Sculputes
I Greek ideal sculpture
1 Statue of a Diskobolos
2 Statue of an Apoxyomenos
3 Torso of a Diadoumenos
4 Statue of a Wounded Amazon
5 Fragment of a statue of Athena Velletri
6 Statue of Hermes
7 Statue of Artemis Dadophoros
8 Statue of Tyche/Fortuna of the Florentine Demeter type
9 Statue of Leda and the Swan
10 Statue of Paris
11 Statue of Apollo Belvedere
12 Torso of Dionysos
13 Statue of Apollo Sauroktonos
14 Statue of the Lansdowne Herakles
15 Statue of Hermes Sandalbinder
16 Portrait of an Athlete
17 Statue of the Lansdowne Hermes
18 Statue of a recumbent Hermaphroditos
19 Statue group of Eros and Psyche
II Roman ideal sculpture
20 Head of a Peplophoros
21 Head of Hermes
22 Head of Hermes
23 Statue of Artemis
24 Statue of Demeter Enthroned
25 Head of a Muse
26 Head of a Bearded Deity
27 Herm of Dionysos
28 Head of Dionysos
29 Head of Dionysos
30 Head of Apollo
31 Herm of Dionysos
III Roman statuary
32 Statue of Trajan
33 Statue of Marcus Aurelius
34 Statue of a Youth as a Hunter
IV Roman portraits
35 Portrait of a Man
36 Portrait of Tiberius
37 Portrait of a Man
38 Portrait of a Lady
39 Portrait of a Lady
40 Portrait of Hadrian
41 Portrait of Antinous
42 Portrait of Antinous Pius
43 Portrait of Marcus Aurelius
44 Portrait of a Man
V Reliefs, puteal, altar and furniture
45 Relief of Athena
46 Frieze fragments of a Sea Thiasos
47 Wall revetment of dark grey limestone
48 Relief of Kalchas
49 Puteal with Apolline and Dionysiac Imagery
50 Altar to Tyche
51 Throne to Apollo
VI Funerary sculptures
52 Tomb relief with five figures
53 Tomb relief with three figures
54 Altar to Vicanus
55 Altar to Sedatus
56 Altar to Venustis
57 Sarcophagus of Zotice
58 Garland sarcophagus
59 Muse sarcophagus
60 Persephone sarcophagus
VII Egyptians
61 Sphinx
62 Figure of an Egyptian
63 Statue of a Man
64 Statue of a Lady
VIII Post-antique sculptures
65 Portrait of Antoninus Pius
66 Portrait of Vitellius
IX Marbles obtained by the 3rd marquess
67 Fragment of a Greek stele
68 Greek funerary relief
69 Statuette of a boy in the guise of Herakles
70 Head of Ares Ludovisi
71 Portrait of a Man
Missing, inaccessible and recently recognized marbles
X Statues and statuettes
XI Portraits and heads of divinities
XII Reliefs, altar, candelabra, vase and architectural decoration
XIII Funerary sculpture
XIV Other items
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
 
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