Saturday, July 18, 2009

Raccolta di Statue Antiche e Moderne - Engravings of Antique Statues


ALTRA DEL MEDESIMO CON IL PILEOLO SOLAMENTE ALATO IN TESTA

These engravings are for sale at the Ebay.com store Lineart, please check out the store. They are a bargain, one on Ebay selling for $50 is selling for $100 and $200 elsewhere.

They are from the very rare book from 1704 titled Raccolta di Statue Antiche e Moderne by the Roman publisher Domenico de Rossi, (wikipedia page) which had "163 very fine engravings of Statues" according to Henry G. Bohn's catalog of books.

MARSIA SCORTICATO DA APOLLO

STATVA DI MARTE NVDO E DISARMATO CON ARMI AI PIEDI


VENERE VSCITA DAL BAGNO IN ATTO D’ASCIVGARSI


The Ebay Store Lineart has a large description of the book, here is a partial quote:
"In 1704 the Roman publisher Domenico de Rossi published a large, handsome and lavishly illustrated volume devoted principally to the ancient statues of Rome. To comment on the plates he commissioned a text from the antiquarian Paola Alessandro Maffei. Through his uncle, Maffei was very closely linked to French interests in the city and the majority of draughtsmen and engravers employed in the enterprise were French, who played a preponderant role in spreading knowledge about the appearance of antique sculpture. De Rossi deliberately set out to illustrate the most highly esteemed statues, though he included also some of lesser quality because of the interest of their subject matter. In its attempt to set up qualitative standards his book was the most authoritative that had yet appeared and it showed little of the waywardness of the earlier anthologies that preceded it. Although Maffei's text was learned enough, the publication as a whole—like the Gemmae Antiche Figurate which followed it three years later—was designed for the cultivated art lover, and, unlike the thin folio published by Francois Perrier seventy years earlier, a few independent artists or craftsmen could have afforded to buy it. "

STATVA D’VN FAUNO CORONATO DI PINO

STATVA D’VN FAUNO

LA MEDESIMA STATVA IN UEDVTA DI FIANCO











STATVA D’ERCOLE NEL PALAZZO FARNESE CELEBRATISSIMA OPERA DI GLICONE ATENIESE

LA MEDESIMA STATVA DELL’ERCOLE IN ALTRA VEDVTA

The book has the feature of combining multiple views of some famous statues, here is the Farnese Hercules.









The book is referenced in these two books at Amazon.com.

Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body



Der Farnesische Stier Und Die Dirkegruppe Des Apollonios Und Tauriskos (Jahrbuch Des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts, Erganzungsbande , Vol 30) (German Edition)






Other books of interest:


Hellenistic and Roman Ideal Sculpture: The Allure of the Classical

STATVA DEL GLADIATORE MORIBONDO


Hellenistic Sculpture I: The Styles of ca. 331-200 B.C. (Wisconsin Studies in Classics, Richard Daniel De Puma and Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, Series Editors)





ANTINOU FAORITO D’ADRIANO IMPERATORE E PER COMMANDAMENTO DEL MEDESIMO UENERATOR DOPO CHE FV MORTO TRA GL’EROI, E DEIFICATO ALL’VSO DE’ GENTILI

Antinous, Flickr page of classical sculptures of Antinous.










IL LAOCOONTE GIA AMMIRATO NEL PALAZZO DI TITO E SCOLPITO DA AGESANDRO POLIDORO



Image of the Laocoon Group, compare it to the study by Doctor J. Fau. See this blog post. Anatomy for Art Students, Painters and Sculptors.

Copper plate prints from a variation on the book are at this site: philographikon.com

Other individual pages from the book as well as a complete copy are available at AbeBooks.com - Art Books.

More Rossi Prints at Elizabeth Legge Fine Antique Prints.






 


Other ebay items are at the Carluantiques store.

Engravings from the book are for sale on Ebay Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.

  


  


  


One copy of the entire book is for sale on Ebay Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.

  


  


  


  


  

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