New Title: ‘Roma Britannica: Art Patronage and Cultural Exchange’

Posted in books, Member News by Editor on June 3, 2011

David Marshall, Susan Russell, and Karin Wolfe, eds., Roma Britannica: Art Patronage and Cultural Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Rome (London: British School at Rome, 2011), 374 pages, ISBN 9780904152555, £35.00.

Important as the Grand Tour was, there was much more to the cultural relationship between Britain and Rome in the eighteenth century than this. The contributions to this volume look at this relationship from the perspective of the Italian, as well as the British and other European visitors: Rome in the eighteenth century stood for cosmopolitanism rather than national rivalry, and had moved beyond being the centre for the renaissance of antiquity to being a place where the cross-pollination of the modern with the ancient allowed the culture of Europe to flower in new and unexpected ways.


  • David R. Marshall and Karin Wolfe, Roma Britannica
  • Christopher M.S. Johns, Visual Culture and the Triumph of Cosmopolitanism in Eighteenth-Century Rome

Art for Religion: Catholic Britain and Jacobites in Rome

  • Carol M. Richardson, Andrea Pozzo and the Venerable English College, Rome
  • Edward Corp, The Stuart Court and the Patronage of Portrait-Painters in Rome, 1717–57
  • David R. Marshall, The Cardinal’s Clothes: The Temporary Façade for the Investiture Celebration of Cardinal York in 1747
  • Peter Björn Kerber, The Art of Catholic Recusancy: Lord Arundell and Pompeo Batoni

Culture for Sale: British Patrons, Collectors, Agents, and the Roman Art Market

  • Karin Wolfe, Acquisitive Tourism: Francesco Trevisani’s Roman Studio and British Visitors
  • James Holloway, John Urquhart of Cromarty: A Jacobite Patron in Rome
  • Alastair Laing, Giovanni Paolo Panini’s English Clients
  • Francis Russell, John, 3rd Earl of Bute and James Byres: A Postscript

Confrontations with the Antique: The British Reception of Egypt and Rome

  • Edward Chaney, Roma Britannica and the Cultural Memory of Egypt: Lord Arundel and the Obelisk of Domitian
  • Elizabeth Bartman, Egypt, Rome and the Concept of Universal History
  • Edgar Peters Bowron, From Homer to Faustina the Younger: Representations of Antiquity in Batoni’s British Grand Tour Portraits
  • Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Romanizing Frescoes: From the Villa Negroni to Ickworth

Constructing the Future on the Ruins of the Past: The British and the Roman Practice of Architecture

  • Tommaso Manfredi, Roma Communis Patria: Filippo Juvarra and the British
  • Katrina Grant, Planting ‘Italian Gusto’ in a ‘Gothick Country’: The Influence of Filippo Juvarra on William Kent
  • John Wilton-Ely, ‘My Holy See of Pleasurable Antiquity’: Robert Adam and His Contemporaries in Rome
  • Letizia Tedeschi, Vincenzo Brenna and His Drawings from the Antique for Charles Townley

Universal Neoclassicism: Old Rome and New Britain

  • Malcolm Baker, Commemoration ‘in a More Durable and Grave Manner’: Portrait Busts for the British in Early Eighteenth-Century Rome
  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor, ‘The Modern … Who Recommends Himself’: Italian Painters and British Taste in Eighteenth-Century Rome
  • Wendy Wassyng Roworth, Between ‘Old Tiber’ and ‘Envious Thames’: The Angelica Kauffman Connection
  • Kevin Salatino, Fuseli’s Phallus: Art and Erotic Imagination in Eighteenth-Century Rome

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Orders should be sent to: The British School at Rome, at The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.

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