Marble on Paper. Early-18th-Century Italian Collections of Antiquities in the Light of Richard Topham’s Drawings Collection at Eton College (Completion)


The project focuses on the approx. 1,850 drawings after antique sculpture in Italian collections of the early 18th century, which were commissioned by the retired English lawyer and politician Richard Topham (1671–1730), executed by a considerable number of Italian artists hired by Topham’s agents on site, and preserved until today in their original order and form at Eton College Library. The project aims firstly on analysing the genesis of the drawings collection as well as on the artistic and documentary aspects of the drawings; and secondly on their comprehensive entry into the scholarly database of the "Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance".
The second funding phase ensures the completion of the project.

Principal Investigators
Nesselrath, Arnold Prof. Dr. phil. (Details) (Early Modern and Modern Art History (Census))

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2019
End date: 03/2020

Research Areas
Art History

Research Areas
Antikenrezeption

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