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Published: 01 April 2017

272 Pages | 400 black and white illustrations

9 x 12 inches

ISBN: 9781781383100

Bookseller Code (06)

The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture

Volume 3: The Ideal Sculpture

Elizabeth Bartman

Liverpool University Press

  • First catalogue of this material since 1929; the first modern published photographs of almost all the works
  • Author views the statues with their restorations not just as archaeological specimens but as key documents in the eighteenth century reception of the antique
  • Author interprets the statues generally as creative works of Roman art rather than copies of earlier lost Greek masterpieces
  • By examining his entire art collecting career, the author presents Henry Blundell as a collector in a more favourable light than most scholars, who disparage him in comparison to his friend Charles Townley
  • Long-ignored works - some masterpieces - receive their due in this catalogue and will become part of the "mainstream" discussion of Roman art

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