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New Book | Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection

Posted in books by Editor on August 22, 2017

Published by Hirmer and distributed by The University of Chicago Press:

Elizabeth Angelicoussis, Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles (Munich: Hirmer, 2017), 2 vols., 624 pages, ISBN: 978 37774 28178, £60 / $80.

Begun by Gavin Hamilton (1723–1798), one of the most prominent British explorers of classical sites of the eighteenth century, the Lansdowne Collection came to hold more than one hundred stellar examples of classical statuary, displayed in a specially designed gallery in Lansdowne-House in London. The collection, however, was dispersed in the years after 1930, and its works are now scattered across the globe. This book reunites the collection, under the expert guidance of Roman sculpture specialist Elizabeth Angelicoussis. Volume one relates the history of the collection and the gallery, while the second catalogs and assess each known sculpture, setting it in the context of the most current research into Roman art history.

Elizabeth Angelicoussis is a fellow of the Society of Antiquarians, a member of the Institute of Classical Studies, London, and a senior member of the American School of Classical Studies, Athens.

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