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Tuscan Sculptors: Their Lives, Works, And Times. With Illustrations From Original Drawings And Photographs. By Charles C. Perkins. [Epigraph] In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.)

Charles C. Perkins

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green., 1864

Physical Description

2 vols.; 276 mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

Vol. I: lvi, 267, [1] p., frontis., 38 pl.: [23] illus. - Vol. II: vi, [4], 267, [1] p., frontis., 5 pl.: [5] illus.


Vol. I: [Half-t., frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Contents Of The First Volume - Illustrations In The First Volume - [Text and pl.] - [Colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., front., t.p.] - Contents Of The Second Volume - Illustrations In The Second Volume - [Text and pl.] - Appendix And Addenda To The First (Second) Volume - Index; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as (drawn and engraved) by 'CCP'. Most also carry the name of the source-artist.

The frontispiece of Volume I also carries the publishers' imprint of Longman & Co.

Most in-text wood-engravings are signed by 'CCP'; some as cut by J. Cooper.

The printers are named on the half-title versos and in the colophons: 'London: Printed By Spottiswoode And Co., New-Street Square'.

The work is dedicated by the author to M. F.A. Rio.


S. Eliot, Memoir of the life of Charles Callahan Perkins (1887).

S.B. McHam, Looking at Italian Renaissance sculpture (1998); J. Pope-Hennessy, The study and criticism of Italian sculpture (1990).

Summary Note

The work describes sculpture in Tuscany of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

The plates in Volume I show work by Ghiberti, Donatello, Michelozzo, N. di Banco, Nic. Pisano, G. Pisano, A. del Cambio, A. Pisano, G. Balduccio, Orcagna, 'Incog.', Della Quercia, Vecchietta, Brunelleschi, S. Fiorentino, Settignano, Verocchio, Della Robbia, Duccio, Rosellino, Mino da Fiesole, Civitali, G. Benedetto, G. da Majano, A. Sansovino, J. Tatti, B. da Rovezzino. Those in Volume II show work by Michelangelo, Raphael, Lorenzetto and Cellini.


Purchased in 1868 (see 'Report on the Library', RA Annual Report for 1868, Appendix No. 6, p. 32).

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Tuscan Sculptors Perkins Vol I (II)', 'R.A.' and '1864'.


Sculptors - Sculpture - Italy - Tuscany - History - 13th century - 14th century - 15th century - Renaissance
Art history - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century