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By Viccy Coltman

It is a e-book approximately classical sculptures within the early sleek interval, centuries after the decline and fall of Rome, after they started to be excavated, restored, and picked up via British viewers in Italy within the moment half the eighteenth century. Viccy Coltman contrasts the precarious and aggressive tradition of eighteenth-century gathering, which built-in sculpture into the family inside again domestic in Britain, with the learn and ebook of person specimens via classical archaeologists like Adolf Michaelis a century later. Her learn is comprehensively illustrated with over a hundred pictures.

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Michaelis' arguments to Smith are echoed in Furtwangler's Meisterwerke, ix. Furtwangler's methodology—'eine neue feste Grundlage zu gewinnen zu dem Baue einer Geschichte der statuarischen Skulptur bei den Greichen' based on master-sculptors identified through references in ancient texts—is summarized in Michaelis, A Century of Archaeological Discoveries, 307-8. 85 Smith, Catalogue, 87, letter xxxvi. 86 Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, xiv. 87 BNUS MS 5751,303. 36 'The loving labours of a learned German In the volumes of Michaelis' successors, the fragmentation of the content of British collections into Greco-Roman as opposed to modern sculptures, and the dominant application of ancient narratives over histories of early modern collecting, is even more pronounced.

60 H. '61 57 The Athenczum, 21 April 1883, 511-12. 23 August 1877. BNUS, MS 5751, 64. 59 BNUS, MS 5751, 218. See Marchand, Down from Olympus. 60 'Zu der grossen Aufgabe, die sich vor allem die deutsche Archaologie in unserer Zeit gestellt hat, der Inventarisierung sammtlicher erhaltenen Antiken ist hier ein wichtiger Beitrag geliefert', Deutsche Litteraturzeitung, 23 Februar 1884, 282; 'Die englischen Privatsammlungen aber haben in Adolf Michaelis einen Beschreiber gefunden, der seit einem Vierteljahrhundert erfolgreich an der Entwickelung der Archaologie mitarbeitet, der in der gewissenhaften Schule Otto Jahns erzogen seine Berechtigung, in Fragen der Altertumswissenschaft gehort zu werden, nach alien Seiten hin dargethan hat', Philologische Wochenschrift, 26 Mai 1883, 2.

48 Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, 182. For these collections, see Angelicoussis, Woburn Abbey, Vaughan, 'Henry Blundell's sculpture collection', 13-21; Waywell, Lever and Hope Sculptures; Angelicoussis, The Holkham Collection; Stillman, 'The Gallery for Lansdowne House', 75-80; Middleton, 'The sculpture gallery at Newby Hall', 48-60. 49 Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, xi. 50 See Date, 'Photographer on the roof, 10-12 and Date and Hamber, 'The origins of photography', 309-25.

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