New Book | The Art Market in Rome

Posted in books by Editor on November 27, 2018

From Brill:

Paolo Coen, ed., The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century: A Study on the Social History of Art (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 234 pages, ISBN: 978-9004388154, 105€ / $121.

Recent interest in the economic aspects of the history of art have taken traditional studies into new areas of enquiry. Going well beyond provenances or prices of individual objects, our understanding of the arts has been advanced by research into the demands, intermediaries, and clients in the market. Eighteenth-century Rome offers a privileged view of such activities, given the continuity of remarkable investments by the local ruling class, combined with the decisive impact of external agents, largely linked to the Grand Tour. This book, the result of collaboration between international specialists, brings back into the spotlight protagonists, facts, and dynamics that have remained unexplored for many years.

Paolo Coen (PhD, 2001) is Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Teramo. He has published monographs, essays, and articles on the Roman ‘art system’, which span from the seventeenth to early nineteenth century.


• Paolo Coen, The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in the Modern ‘Social History’ of Art
• Peter Burke, The Social Histories of Art
• Renata Ago, The Value of a Work of Art: Minor Collections and Display
• Patrizia Cavazzini, Marketing Strategies and the Creation of Taste in Seventeenth-Century Rome
• Raffaella Morselli, Jan Meyssens’ 1649 Portfolio of Artists: The Conception and Composition of the Book Image de divers hommes d’esprit sublime (and the Inclusion of Three Italian Painters)
• Valter Curzi, Moral Subjects and Exempla Virtutis at the Start of the Eighteenth Century: Art and Politics in England, Rome and Venice
• Giovanna Perini Folesani, Sir Joshua Reynolds in Rome, 1750–1752: The Debut of an Artist, an Art Collector, or an Art Dealer?
• Paolo Coen, Brownlow Cecil, Ninth Earl of Exeter, Thomas Jenkins, and Nicolas Mosman: Origins, Functions, and Aesthetic Guidelines of a Great Drawing Collection in Eighteenth-Century Rome, Now at the British Museum
• Brian Allen, The Capture of the Westmorland and the Purchase of Art in Rome in the 1770s
• Daniela Gallo, Economic and Scholarly Appraisal of Ancient Marbles in Late Eighteenth-Century Rome
• Maria Teresa Caracciolo, Jean-Baptiste Wicar in Rome (1784–1834): Fifty Years of Purchases, Sales, and Appraisals of Works of Art

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