Collecting Antiquities from the Middle Ages to the End of the Nineteenth Century: Proceedings of the International Conference Held on March 25-26, 2021 at the Wrocław University Institute of Art History

Authors

Agata Kubala (ed)
University of Wrocław, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4601-1958

Summary

The gathering of archival materials always precedes the work on the items in every collection. Unfortunately, many documents have been lost, collections have been scattered, but their impact on culture and science has remained, as a deep interest in the ancient world, including its material products. Perhaps this appeal of the ancient world comes from Italy, thanks to its history, monuments and culture. Among the greatest contributors to spreading knowledge of and fascination with antiquity were painters, especially those who wanted to surround themselves with period objects when creating scenes set in ancient times. There are also collections devoted to classical art and literature. The book I have in front of me is an excellent mirror of antiquity collecting. It presents its history, the reasons for the rise of the fascination with antiquity, the history of individual collections, as well as methods of searching for them. Moreover, almost every article outlines the political circumstances of the time that affected collectors and their actions. This book will most probably find its way to the bookshelves of archaeologists, art historians, historians, museologists, as well as numerous gatherers and collectors.

From the review by dr hab. Tomasz Scholl

Chapters

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Preface .......... 7
  • Introduction: When is a Collection a Collection? Provenance Studies and the Role of Dealer’s Collections .......... 9
    Vinnie Nørskov
  • PART I. EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS OF ANTIQUITIES IN EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
  • From Antiquarianism to Scholarship: Classical Archaeology in the Netherlands, 1600–1840 .......... 31
    Ruurd Binnert Halbertsma
  • Antiquities in the Collection of the Radziwiłł Family in the Wettin Era .......... 55
    Aistė Paliušytė
  • Master and Disciple: Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Private Collection and Its Impact on Neoclassicism .......... 83
    Zoltán Suba
  • Glyptic Treasures in Krakow and Old Master Paintings Collection of Constantine Schmidt-Ciążyński .......... 99
    Paweł Gołyźniak
  • Collecting in Sicily in the Nineteenth Century: Baron Judica and the Wonders of Ancient Akrai .......... 129
    Elena Santagati
  • The Overlooked Collection: The Ancient Art Collection of the Princes Czartoryski Museum .......... 143
    Dorota Gorzelany-Nowak
  • PART II. COLLECTING PREHISTORIC ANTIQUITIES IN EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
  • Die ostpreußischen Sammlungen der »vaterländischen Alterthümer« im 18 Jh. .......... 163
    Wojciech Nowakowski
  • United by Context, Divided by Collection: The Nineteenth Century Collecting of Prehistoric Artifacts from Villafrati (Sicily, Italy) .......... 179
    Serena D’Amico
  • PART III. SILESIA ANTIQUA. COLLECTING ANTIQUITIES IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY WROCŁAW AND THE LOWER SILESIAN AREA
  • Antiquities Collections in Silesia – Terra Incognita? .......... 207
    Magdalena Palica
  • From Greece to Wrocław: Eduard Schaubert’s Collection of Antiquities .......... 217
    Agata Kubala
  • Collecting Antiquities at the Archaeological Museum of the Royal University in Wrocław in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century .......... 237
    Urszula Bończuk-Dawidziuk
  • PART IV. CHOSEN OBJECTS FROM EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS OF ANTIQUITIES
  • The Pieces of the Ara Pacis .......... 259
    Gaius Stern
  • The Collection of Late Antique Textiles from Egypt Acquired in 1893 by the Archaeological Cabinet of the Jagiellonian University in the Context of the Early Interest in “Coptic” Weaving .......... 287
    Anna Głowa, Joanna Sławińska
  • From the Capitol to the Louvre: The Journey of a Relief of Mithras .......... 311
    Annarita Martini
  • Luxury Souvenir or Precious Original: The Case of the Bronze Tripod from the Real Museo Borbonico .......... 331
    Eliška Petřeková
  • The Dionysian Ancient Reliefs of the Cardelli Collection: A Product of Seventeenth Century Classicism or an Interpretative Paradigm? .......... 347
    Giulia Moretti Cursi
  • PART V. VARIA
  • “Anno ab incarnatione Domini Nostri MLXVI”: A Note about Halley’s Comet in Viterbo’s Archbishop Library Collection .......... 369
    Luca Salvatelli
  • THE PRESENCE OF THE SOBIESKI ROYAL FAMILY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE SOVRINTENDENZA CAPITOLINA AI BENI CULTURALI DI ROMA, IN THE ROMAN CHRONICLES AND IN ROME: A HISTORICAL COMMENTARY
  • The Sobieskis: Memories, Prints, Paintings, and Letters in the Collections of the Sovrintendenza Capitolina di Roma, in the Roman Chronicles and in Rome: A Historical Commentary .......... 385
    Francesca Ceci
  • The Memorial to the Visit of the Queen of Poland Maria Casimira Sobieski in the Musei Capitolini: History, Style, Setting up and Dismantling over Two Centuries .......... 417
    Isabella Serafini

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January 26, 2022

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