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Il Museo Chiaramonti Aggiunto Al Pio-Clementino Da N. S. Pio VII P. M. Con L'Esplicazione De' Sigg. Filippo Aurelio Visconti E Giuseppe Antonio Guattani Pubblicato Da Antonio D'Este E Gaspare Capparone Tomo Primo (- Terzo)

Vatican Museums (Vatican City) - Museo Chiaramonti

RA Collection: Book

Record number

04/3186

Author

Imprint

Roma: MDCCCVIII Con Privilegio Pontificio, Presso l'Editore in Via di S. Silvestro in Capite No. 42.

Physical Description

3 vols. : 619 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [ii], viii, 114 p., dedic. pl. (port.), 44, [1] pl. The final pl. is lettered 'A'.

Contents

Vol. I: [Half-t., dedic. pl. (port.), t.p., dedic.] - Prefazione - Imprimatur, Approvazioni - Museo Chiaramonti Tavola I(-XLIV) - Giunta Alla Tavola XI - Indicazione De' Monumenti Citati Nel Corso Delle Illustrazioni, E rappresentati nella Tavola A - Indice Delle Cose Più Notabili - Tavola Degli Autori Citati ... - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

In Volume I the dedication plate (portrait of Pope Pius VII) is signed as painted by G.B. Wicar, drawn by L. Agricola and engraved by P. Fontana. All numbered plates are signed by draughtsmen and engravers. The draughtsmen were L. Agricola, F. Pistrucci, A. Pozzi. F. Giangiacomo, A. Miliarini, L. Pontani and Mori. The engravers were A. Marchetti, D. Marchetti, A. Testa, Banzo, L. Fabri, P. Ghigi, G.B. Leonetti, G. Petrini, Balestra, N. Aureli, L. Cunego, G. D'Este, A. Ricciani, P. Fontana, G. Folo, P. Savorelli, G. Carattoni, B. Consorti. The last, unnumbered plate (lettered 'A') is unsigned. The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by A. Pozzi and engraved by Alessan. Mochetti. The work is dedicated to Pope Pius VII by Antonio D'Este and Gaspare Capparoni.

References

See note on Il Museo Pio-Clementino. On the Visconti family see D. Gallo, 'I Visconti', in Roma moderna e contemporanea, 2 (1994), p.77-90.

Summary Note

The plates show the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures that were housed in the Vatican in the museum commissioned for them by Pope Pius VII (Chiaramonti). These galleries were an extension of the Museo Pio-Clementino established by Popes Clement XIV and Pius VI.

Provenance

12 November 1814: 'Resolved that the following Books be purchased for the use of the Library - 7th Vol. of the Museo Pio Clementino / 1st Vol of the Chiaramonti Collection' (RA Council Minutes V, 178). Acquired by 1821 (see A Catalogue of the Library in the Royal Academy, London, 1821, p. 6).

Copy Note

Imperfect; wanting volumes II and III.

Binding Note

19th-century calf, gilt borders on upper and lower covers; rebacked in 20th century, spine lettered 'Museo Chiaramonti Tomo I R.A.'

Name as Subject

Subject

Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - History
Collections - Museums - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - History
Catalogues - 19th century

Contributors

Filippo Aurelio Visconti
Giuseppe Antonio Guattani
Pius VII Pope, dedicatee
Antonio D'Este, publisher
Gaspare Capparone, publisher
Jean-Baptiste Wicar, source artist
Luigi Agricola, draughtsman
Pietro Fontana, engraver
Andrea Pozzi, draughtsman
Alessandro Mochetti
Filippo Pistrucci, draughtsman
F. Giangiacomo, draughtsman
Arcangiolo Michele Migliarini, draughtsman
L. Pontani, draughtsman
Ferdinando Mori, draughtsman
Domenico Marchetti, engraver
A. Marchetti, engraver
Angelo Testa, engraver
Antonio Banzo, engraver
Luigi Fabbri, engraver
Pietro Ghigi, engraver
Giovanni Battista Leonetti, engraver
Giovanni Petrini, engraver
Giovanni Battista Balestra, engraver
Niccolo Aureli, engraver
Luigi Cunego, engraver
Giuseppe D'Este, engraver
Antonio Ricciani, engraver
Giovanni Folo, engraver
P. Savorelli, engraver
Girolamo Carattoni, engraver
Bernardino Consorti, engraver