Reconstructing The Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles Volume1
Begun by Gavin Hamilton (1723–98), one of the most prominent British explorers of classical sites of the eighteenth century, the Lansdowne Collection came to hold more than one hundred stellar examples of classical statuary, displayed in a specially designed gallery in Lansdowne-House in London. The collection, however, was dispersed in the years after 1930, and its works are now scattered across the globe. This book reunites the collection for the first time in nearly ninety years, under the expert guidance of Roman sculpture specialist Elizabeth Angelicoussis. The first volume of this set relates the history of the collection and the gallery, while the second catalogs and assess each known sculpture and sets it in the context of the most current research into Roman art history.