Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles

by Elizabeth Angelicoussis

This new publication traces the history of the Lansdowne House marbles, from 1762 through to their auction in 1930, and its aftermath. Joseph Brummer, William Randolph Hirst and Spink’s were major buyers at Christie’s in 1930.

The provenance of the Lansdowne pieces was remarkable; there were even pieces from Hadrian’s Villa. Gavin Hamilton and Thomas Jenkins were major suppliers.

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In two volumes, Angelicoussis reconstructs the collection. The first examines contemporary correspondence, provenance and plans for the sculpture galleries, and how they changed and developed.

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The second volume is a catalogue of all 117 pieces, documented with photographs and detailed descriptions. This catalogue is the first since Michaelis in 1792.
Angelicoussis previously published the sculptures from Woburn Abbey (1992) and Holkham Hall (2001).

728 pages with 548 illustrations in black and white and colour.

Hardback.

28 x 23cms.

£60.00

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Available Now: Tracy Emin | Egon Schiele. Where I Want To Go.

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Winiarczyk, Karol, Tracy Emin | Egon Schiele. Where I Want To Go. 2015, 136 pages, 91 colour images, Paperback. 23 x 30cms.

Catalogue in German and English for the current exhibition at the Leopold Museum, Vienna. Curated by Karol Winiarczyk and Diethard Leopold.

The exhibition is Emin’s first solo show in Austria and features more than 80 of her works. She includes her first sound installation alongside Schiele’s works on paper. The catalogue features an extensive interview between Winiarczyk and Emin, and text by Thomas Trummer. Includes some of Schiele’s poems.

£35

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Catalogue of the Collection of the Pavlovsk Palace Museum

The former Russian imperial residence of Paul I and his wife, the Empress Maria Feodorovna, the collection of the Pavlovsk Palace Museum was formed following the royal couple’s Grand Tour of Europe in 1781-2. It ranges across a broad spectrum of luxury porcelain, antique and 18th-century sculpture, old master painting, decorative textiles, and architectural drawings, and is a document of the Russian Imperial taste for refinement and luxury, which rivaled the great European courts of its day.

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Pavlovsk Palace: Its History and Destiny

Vol. I.i Spavlovsk palace history and destinyt. Petersburg: 2008. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections.  232 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

An illustrated history of the palace’s construction, restoration and incarnation as a museum.  Chapters are devoted to the Russian sculptors, architects and artists commissioned to produce works, as well as the many royals who lived there. Archival photographs testify to its recent history, including an account of the aerial bombardment and German occupation of the palace in World War II.  Text in Russian.
101224   £ 60.00

Sculpture: Pavlovsk Park sculpture

interiors pavlovskVol I.ii St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. Paperback. 151 pages, fully illustrated.  21 x 27cms.

Much of the design and sculptural programme of Pavlovsk Palace Park was inspired by Emperor Paul I’s visits to the palaces of Versailles and Chantilly on his Grand European Tour. The resulting collection includes Italian portrait busts and park sculpture from the 8th to 13th centuries, with important works by Paolo Triscorni, Pietro Baratta and Ivan Martos, in addition to 18th-century Russian mythological subjects in bronze and marble. Text in Russian.

101041 £50

The Palace Interiors: First and Third Floors

park sculptureVol I. iii St. Petersburg: 2010. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 152 pages fully illustrated. Paperback 21 x 27cms.

A room by room account of the interior decoration, furniture and objets d’art at Pavlovsk Palace. Many of the internal themes reflect the Tsar and Tsarina’s tastes for 18th century French classicism and Classical Roman style, alongside rooms in more traditional Russian style. The palace interiors underwent many reconstructions, according to the changing tastes of its owners, and were conceived at the hands of many of the greatest living European and Russian architects: Charles Cameron, Vincenzo Brenna, Giacomo Quarenghi, Andrei Voronykhin and Carlo Rossi. Text in Russian. 

101219 £50.00

Sculpture

sculptureVol. III.i St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 150 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

The sculpture collection of Pavlovsk Palace is a testimony of  Emperor Paul I’s  fascination with antiquity. Among the works he purchased following his European grand tour are Roman marble copies of Greek and Hellenistic models, Roman originals in marble, small scale bronzes and funerary urns from Pompeii. Later works in the collection include smaller scale 18th-century bronze and marble figure groups, contemporary copies after the antique, and Russian 18th and 19th-century sculptures. Text in Russian.

101034 £60.00

Fans

fansSt. Petersburg: 2008. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 160 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

The complete catalogue of 134 fans from Pavlovsk Palace, with a large number featuring Russian and European imperial themes. The collection boasts an astonishing array of styles and craftsmanship, including palmette, plié and brisé fans in painted parchment, lace, silk, ostrich feather, rhinestone, and mother of pearl. Includes mostly Russian and Western European examples from the mid 18th century to late 19th century, as well as a smaller collection of early 20th-century Chinese fans. Text in Russian.

101036 £50

Decorative Embroidery

embroideryVol. IV.ii. St. Petersburg: 2012. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 84 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

413 catalogued works of embroidery ranging across many techniques of production, from Russia, Western Europe and the Far East, and dating from the 18th to the early 20th century.  Many of the items come from the original collection of Pavlovsk palace, and comprise decorative embroidered screens, inlaid furniture, embroidered carpets, table linens, cushions, decorative borders, embroidered pictures and miniatures. Text in Russian.

101223 £50

Painting: Paintings of Holland and Flanders 16th – 18th centuries 

Dutch masters pavlovskVol V.i. St. Petersburg: 2009. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 148 pages, fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Catalogues the Dutch and Flemish paintings housed in the palace of Pavlovsk, the summer residence of the Russian emperor Paul I. The collection was formed by Paul during his tour of Europe in 1781 -82, and includes landscapes, still lifes, religious and genre scenes by masters such as Jan Frans van Bloemen, Pieter Claesz, and Adriaen van Ostade, among others. Text in Russian.

100293 £50

 

Painting: Paintings of Italian and Spanish masters of the 16th – 19th centuries.

italian and spanishVol. V.ii. St. Petersburg: 2012. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 182 pages illustrated throughout. Paperback. 21 x 27cms. 182 pages fully illustrated.

The second volume devoted to the collection of paintings at Pavlovsk palace, the summer residence of the Tsar Paul I. The collection was formed by the Tsar during his European Tour at the end of the eighteenth century and includes landscapes, portraits, and religious and mythological subjects by masters such as Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Andrea del Sarto, Francesco Guardi, and José de Ribera. Text in Russian.

101040 £60

 

Rare books: 15th – 18th century picture books

rare booksVol. VI.i. St. Petersburg: 2010. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 216 pages, highly illustrated throughout. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Documents the extensive library at Pavlovsk Palace, first established by Catherine the Great for the instruction of her son, the future Emperor Paul. Includes an impressive range of 18th-century works on the sciences, complete editions of contemporary writers, and Nuremburg publications on numismatics. The collection also boasts an important selection of 15th century illuminated manuscripts and incunabula. Text in Russian.

101037 £50

 

Porcelain: The Imperial Porcelain Factory late 18th – early 20th century

porcelainVol. VII.i. St. Petersburg: 2009. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 172 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Spanning more than two hundred years, the collection of ceramics at Pavlovsk embraces examples from nearly all the major producers of eighteenth and nineteenth-century porcelain, ceramics and faience, such as Wedgwood, Sèvres, Berlin, Vienna, Höchst, Ludwigsburg and Nymphenburg manufacturers. Text in Russian.

100292 £75

 

Objets d’art: Products of the Fabergé Firm from the Late 19th to Early 20th Century

Vol. IX. i. St. Petersburg: 2013. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 328 pages fully illustrated. Paperback.

faberge pavlovskThe collection of Fabergé items at Pavlovsk make up a small but highly important section of the larger collection of over 1,250 objects d’art collected by the Emperors Alexander I and II and the imperial princes. Among the luxury objects are leather and silver bound books, decorative caskets, glass and silver tableware, late 19th c. handcrafted thermometers, decorative frames, and jewel studded Russian figurines.  The volume includes an index of manufacturers’ monograms and biographies, a subject index of the entire collection and lists of purchases.  Text in Russian.

100289 £100

 

 

Metal, Bronze: Clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks

metal clocksVol. X.i. St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 175 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

From the state museum collection of Pavlovsk, the former summer residence of the Tsar Paul I during the late 18th century. The current volume is the complete catalogue of the museum’s collection of Russian and European clocks, from mostly Paris, London and Vienna, and dating from the mid 18th century to the turn of the twentieth century. Text in Russian. 176 pages, 129 colour illustrations.

100291 £80

 

Coloured Stoneware of the Second Half XVIII-XX centuries

coloured stoneVol. XIII. St. Petersburg: 2013. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 196 pages, fully illustrated. Paperback. 27 x 21cms.

Celebrates the array of Russian coloured stoneware at Pavlovsk, including works in jasper, porphyry, malachite, lapis lazuli, and quartz, used in the production of mantelpieces, fireplaces and particularly decorative vases at the palace. Handles, garlands and other ornaments were often added in bronze or ormolu to the designs of eminent architects. Text in Russian. 

 

 

Drawing: The architectural drawings of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

drwaing Vol. XV.i. St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 220 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Publishes the palace’s collection of architectural drawings of great 18th-century Russian palace architects including Vincenzo Brenna, Giacomo Quarenghi, Henri-François Viollier, Andrei Voronykhin and Charles Cameron, original architect and designer of Pavlovsk Palace and gardens. Text in Russian.

101039 £60

New catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum

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Now available:

Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum, by Jeremy Warren

A three-volume fully illustrated catalogue of more than 500 pieces from the thirteenth century to the middle of the sixteenth, including Romanesque bronzes to Gothic ivories and High Renaissance sculpture. Volume I covers sculptures in metal, and volume II stone, clay, ivory, bone, and wood, with a final volume devoted to plaquettes.

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Oxford: 2014. With more than 1200 illustrations. Hardback. 30 x 24.5cms.

Price: £ 395.00

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New V&A Catalogue: Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1500

Now available for pre-order:

Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1500 by Paul Williamson and Glyn Davies 2 volumes. London: 2014. Together 928 pages, with 1060 colour illustrations. Hardback. 28.7 x 24.7cms.

Masterpieces from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection of works from across Europe, such as Giovanni Pisano’s Crucified Christ, and numerous other statuettes, tabernacle polyptychs, and caskets, accompanied by newly commissioned colour images and radio-carbon dating of selected works. Includes a small group of Byzantine and Russian ivories, in addition to some fakes, which are also fully analysed and discussed.

Price: £150.00

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New exhibition catalogue: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection at the Frick

Wengraf, Patricia, Denise Allen, et al:  Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection.  Exhibition: New York, Frick Collection, 2014. 384 pages, 350 colour illustrations. Hardback. 32 x 24cms.  

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Catalogue of a superlative private collection spanning the late fifteenth to the first half of the eighteenth centuries, charting the development of bronze statuettes in Renaissance Italy and their dissemination across the artistic centres of Europe.

Its holdings of works by Giambologna and his school is second only to that of the Bargello, Florence, while it represents the most important collection of Baroque bronzes by Giuseppe Piamontini. Also includes works by Alessandro Algardi, northern bronzes by Adriaen de Vries and Hubert Gerhard, and sixteenth and seventeenth-century bronzes by Barthélemy Prieur and from the circle of Ponce Jacquiot.  

ISBN: 9781907372636; £65

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New in stock today: Baroque and Later Ivories by Marjorie Trusted

London: 2013. 528 pages, 800 illustrations in colour. Hardback. 29 x 24.5cms.

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A catalogue of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s entire collection of ivories produced after 1550, embracing works from Europe, the Far East, and South America, and including statuettes, reliefs, and boxes, among other examples. Includes a detailed entry for each piece, indices of subjects and artists, and a comprehensive bibliography. 

ISBN: 9781851777679

Price: GBP 85.00

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New Title: Pop Imagery @ Waddington Custot

97509Shifting the focus away from Warhol, this beautifully designed exhibition catalogue presents an eclectic selection of artists affiliated with the Pop Art movement, from pioneers such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns to lesser known British artists working on the margins, including Patrick Caulfield, Peter Blake and Bill Woodrow. The accompanying essay by Marco Livingstone considers the pop aesthetic across a variety of media, juxtaposing the vibrant sculptures of Claes Oldenburg with the brightly coloured paintings of Rosalyn Drexler. He unites all 14 artists through the recognition of a certain game-playing spirit and thirst for entertainment in their work.

Publication details as follows:

Livingstone, Marco:  Pop Imagery.  Exhibition: London, Waddington, 2013. 96 pages, with 34 colour pages. Hardback.  21 x 26.5 cm. £ 18.00

The exhibition runs from 2nd October – 2nd November, with more information to be found here: http://www.waddingtoncustot.com/exhibitions/67/press_release/

Also available:

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Wilmerding, John:  The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art.  2013. 288pp., with 90 colour illustrations. Cloth, 25 x 31cms.  Accompanies an exhibition of more than 75 important works by artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and many more, examining the presence of still life in Pop’s expressions of post-War consumerism. £ 45.00

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Book of the Day: Bronzes de la Chine Impériale: Des Song aux Qing

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This catalogue of 115 fine bronze vessels, mirrors and sculptures in the Cernuschi museum’s collection provides a welcome new look at this exciting area of Chinese art. Accompanying essays discussing Chinese scholarship over the centuries and issues in the identification of forgeries. The exhibition runs until the 19th of January 2014.

Maucuer, Michael (ed.):  Bronzes de la Chine Impériale: Des Song aux Qing.  Exhibition: Paris, Musée Cernuschi, 2013. 236 pages, colour plates throughout. Paperback.  Text in French. £ 32.00

Other useful references on Chinese bronzes currently in stock include:

96243Palace Musem:  Bronzes Gallery of the Palace Museum.  Beijing: 2012. 304 pp.,132 colour plates. Wrappers in a slipcase, 29 x 21.8cms. 

A catalogue of 131 prize pieces of archaic bronze dating from the Shang to the Han dynasty alongside rubbings of their inscriptions.  Text in Chinese. £ 75.00

96245World in Mirror: Selected Bronze Mirrors from Lloyd Cotsen’s Donation.  Exhibition: Shanghai, Museum, 2012. 139 pp., numerous colour illustrations including 59 colour plates. 29.6 x 22.8cms.

Catalogue of the Lloyd Cotsen collection of Bronze mirrors from the Warring States period to the Tang dynasty donated to the Shanghai Museum in 2012.  Text in Chinese. £ 46.00

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New in Stock Today: The Vatican’s Sala degli Animali

serraglioGonzalez-Palacios, Alvar:  Il Serraglio di pietra. La Sala degli Animali in Vaticano.

2012. 400pp., with 341 illustrations. Hardback, 29 x 22cms.

Presents new technical and archival research into the 180 ancient animal sculptures of the Vatican Museum’s ‘Sala degli Animali’, alongside a history of the collection. Details of each work’s provenance, acquisition, and any subsequent restoration is provided in addition to archival documentation and a photographic reproduction.  Text in Italian.

£ 87.00

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