In the May Issue of ‘Apollo’: From the Landsdowne Collection

Posted in books, journal articles by Editor on May 9, 2011

From Apollo:

Elizabeth Angelicoussis, “Diomedes and Diskobolus,” Apollo Magazine (May 2011)

Among the collection of classical sculpture belonging to the 1st Marquess of Lansdowne was a Roman copy of a lost bronze of Diskobolus by the Greek sculptor Myron. Excavated by the dealer Gavin Hamilton in 1774, the marble’s fascinating story has much to reveal about late 18th-century.

. . . It is hoped that this article’s examination of this particular distinctive Lansdowne sculpture and its interesting history will stimulate awareness in a new book, developed by this author in conjunction with Ian Jenkins, Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum and Daniella Ben-Arie, co-curator of the 2008 Thomas Hope exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The book aims to rediscover, examine, photograph and interpret the once coherent group of Lansdowne sculptures that is now widely dispersed across the globe. . . .

A brief bit of online searching for details regarding the new book turned up nothing, though presumably we will hear more in the coming months. -CH

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