143 drawings in 1 volume : ink, wash, graphite ; binding height 27 cm
Hazen, A.T. Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library, no. 2371
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 From Irène Aghion's unpublished research.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.
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.
Drawings from coins, medals, bronzes, etc. from Greek and Roman antiquities Book of drawings of vases, bas-reliefs, and other antiquities
Hodgson, Joseph, 1793-1876 [Binder]
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
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)
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