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Ceremonies, costumes, portraits and genre / Mark McDonald.

By: McDonald, Mark P.
Contributor(s): Windsor Castle. Royal Library.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Paper museum of Cassiano dal PozzoSeries CPrints: pt. 1.Publisher: London : Royal Collection Trust and The British Library in association with Harvey Miller Publishers, 2017Description: 3 volumes (xi, 1001 pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781909400788; 1909400785; 9781909400757; 1909400750; 9781909400764; 1909400769; 9781909400771; 1909400777.Subject(s): Dal Pozzo, Cassiano, 1588-1657 -- Art collections -- Catalogs | Prints, European -- 17th century -- Catalogs | Prints -- England -- London -- Catalogs | Prints -- Private collections -- England -- Windsor (Windsor and Maidenhead) -- Catalogs
Contents:
v. 1. Depositi e Funerali, Processioni e Feste and Charles III Cérémonies Funébres albums in the British Library and the Dutch Drolls album in the Royal Library -- v. 2. The Popish Ceremonies I and Collection of Dresses albums in the British Library, and portrait prints in the Royal Library -- v. 3. Portraits prints in the Royal Library, dispersed prints and Orsini portrait drawings.
Summary: "Cassiano dal Pozzo's print collection was unique in its scope and organisation. Some 3,000 prints are known, in fourteen albums and many loose impressions mainly divided between the British Library and the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Cassiano (1588-1657) and his younger brother Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689) did not commission printmakers to engrave plates (as they did drawings), buying instead what was available from the flourishing printmaking industry of the time. The material they collected was essentially documentary, and they organised the collection by subject matter: costumes, religious processions and ceremonies, tombs and catafalques, the history of St Peter's, architecture, topography, maps and military engagements, portraits, social and humorous subjects, and so on. This first part of the catalogue presents ceremonies, costumes, portrait and genre prints. A remarkable proportion of the prints are not to be found in the existing literature, and many constitute additions to the known works of major printmakers. Indeed Cassiano's collection has been described as 'so far outside the common range of print collectors both in the seventeenth century and today that a very high proportion of its contents is excessively rare and will only with great difficulty be found elsewhere'"--Jacket flap.
List(s) this item appears in: BSR new acquisitions 2019
Item type Current location Call number Vol info Copy number Status Notes Date due
Printed Books British School at Rome
REF.65C/1a-c (Browse shelf) v. 1-3 1 Available presented by Royal Collection Trust

Includes bibliographical references (volume 3, pages 953-977) and indexes.

v. 1. Depositi e Funerali, Processioni e Feste and Charles III Cérémonies Funébres albums in the British Library and the Dutch Drolls album in the Royal Library -- v. 2. The Popish Ceremonies I and Collection of Dresses albums in the British Library, and portrait prints in the Royal Library -- v. 3. Portraits prints in the Royal Library, dispersed prints and Orsini portrait drawings.

"Cassiano dal Pozzo's print collection was unique in its scope and organisation. Some 3,000 prints are known, in fourteen albums and many loose impressions mainly divided between the British Library and the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Cassiano (1588-1657) and his younger brother Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689) did not commission printmakers to engrave plates (as they did drawings), buying instead what was available from the flourishing printmaking industry of the time. The material they collected was essentially documentary, and they organised the collection by subject matter: costumes, religious processions and ceremonies, tombs and catafalques, the history of St Peter's, architecture, topography, maps and military engagements, portraits, social and humorous subjects, and so on. This first part of the catalogue presents ceremonies, costumes, portrait and genre prints. A remarkable proportion of the prints are not to be found in the existing literature, and many constitute additions to the known works of major printmakers. Indeed Cassiano's collection has been described as 'so far outside the common range of print collectors both in the seventeenth century and today that a very high proportion of its contents is excessively rare and will only with great difficulty be found elsewhere'"--Jacket flap.

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