[Scritti di varie cose antiche].

Creator:
Bartoli, Pietro Santi, 1635-1700
Published/Created:
[Rome?]
[169-?]
Physical Description:
143 drawings in 1 volume : ink, wash, graphite ; binding height 27 cm
Notes:
Title from Hazen.
Title from f. [1r] of item. "The title, distributed over six lines on the frontispiece ... was riddled with gaps -- "SO...TI [or "SC...TI"]/D... / VAR ... /COSE / ANTI / CHE"--which I suggest should be read as "Scritti di varie cose antiche" (Notes on various ancient objects)". From Irène Aghion's unpublished research. Aghion also identifies the artist as Bartoli.
Cited in Allen T. Hazen's Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library, no. 2371 (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1969) and titled: Drawings from coins, medals, bronzes, &c.
In his Description of Strawberry Hill (1774), Horace Walpole cites the volume as: A book of drawings of vases, bas-reliefs, and other antiquities.
Rebound in blue morocco by Hodgson of Liverpool, with gold tooled borders and blind-stamping on boards. 'Antiquities. Original drawings' in gold on spine; gilt edges. Binder's stamp on verso of front flyleaf.
With the armorial bookplate of Earl of Derby, 1775-1851 and press mark 26. B ; and with the bookplate of Horace Walpole (BP1).
Numbered pages bound in the following sequence: 1-2, 4-5, 3, 6-7, 9-10, 8, 11-16, 18-20, 17, 22-149.
Blank leaves: 2-5, 7-8, 16-17, 65. Page 21 missing.
Pietro Santi Bartoli, Italian painter, etcher and engraver, active in Rome.
Purchased by W.S. Lewis 19 October 1953, Christie's Knowsley Sale, lot 143. Purchased from the 1842 Strawberry Hill sale, day 6, lot 12, by Boone for Lord Derby.
Maggs, for W.S. Lewis, £88.
Sold at Strawberry Hill Sale, day vi, lot 12, to Boone for Lord Derby, £8.8.0; Christie's, 19 October 1953 (Knowsley Hall Sale), lot 143.
Rebound in blue morocco by Hodgson of Liverpool. Bookplate 1. Not in Manuscript Catalogue of 1763. Bookplate of Lord Derby.
Abstract:
A sketchbook of drawings of antiquities, with brief notations about the objects depicted, in multiple hands. Horace Walpole describes the volume in his 1774 Description of Strawberry Hill as "a book of drawings of vases, bas-reliefs, and other antiquities." These very fine, detailed drawings in a variety of media -- graphite, pen and ink, wash, and watercolor -- are in some cases mounted onto the leaves, in other cases, drawn directly onto the rectos.
Variant Titles:
Drawings from coins, medals, bronzes, etc. from Greek and Roman antiquities
Book of drawings of vases, bas-reliefs, and other antiquities
Associated Names:
Hodgson, Joseph, 1793-1876 [Binder]
Topics:
Antiquities -- Greek
Antiquities -- Roman
Art, Greek
Art, Roman
Bas-reliefs
Classical antiquities in art
Coins
Derby, Edward Smith Stanley, 13th Earl of, 1775-1851 [[Bookplate
Medals
Vases
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 [[Bookplate
Language:
Italian
Genre:
Armorial bindings (Provenance)
Binders' stamps (Binding) -- Hodgson, Liverpool
Graphite drawings -- British -- 18th century
Ink drawings -- British -- 18th century
Wash drawings -- British -- 18th century
Watermarks (Paper)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
49 2371
Orbis Record:
1738755
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr18700 (parent)
oid pointer:
16034077
Citation:
Scritti di varie cose antiche. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16034076
PID:
digcoll:2810481

Number of Pages: 348
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