London :: Printed by W. Bulmer and co., and sold at the British Museum ... [etc.],, 1812-61
11 v. : front (v. 6 ) ill., plates (part fold.) ; 32 cm
Parts I-IV, by T. Combe; pts. V, VII-X, by E. Hawkins; pt. IV, by C. R. Cockerell; pt. XI, by S. Birch
J. Scott, The pleasures of antiquity: British collectors of Greece and Rome (2003); I. Jenkins, Archaeologists and aesthetes: the sculpture collections of the British Museum in the 19th century (1992); B. Cook, The Townley marbles (1985); R. Westmacott, Account of the arrangement of the collection of antique sculpture lately placed in the British Museum (1808).
This was the first detailed catalogue of the ancient statuary collected in the British Museum. The Museum had only recently created its Department of Antiquities (1807) and opened a Townley Gallery (1808). In 1817 it created a temporary Elgin Room.
Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Great Britain - London - History
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