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THE INCE BLUNDELL COLLECTION OF CLASSICAL SCULPTURE: VOLUME 3: THE IDEAL SCULPTURE. Elizabeth Bartman. Liverpool University Press, 2017. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 272 pp. ISBN 9781781383100 In English.
Due date: January 2017. Publisher's description: This book investigates the important antiquities collection formed by Henry Blundell of Ince Blundell Hall outside Liverpool in the late eighteenth century. Consisting of more than 500 ancient marbles - the UK's largest collection of Roman sculptures after that of the British Museum - the collection was assembled primarily in Italy during Blundell's various "Grand Tour" visits. As ancient statues were the pre-eminent souvenir of the Grand Tour, Blundell had strong competition from other collectors, both British nobility and European aristocrats, monarchs, and the Pope. His statues represent a typical cross-section of sculptures that would have decorated ancient Roman houses, villas, public spaces, and even tombs, although their precise origins are largely unknown. Most are likely to have come from Rome and at least one was found at Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. Although most of the works are likely to have been broken when found, in keeping with the taste of the period they were almost all restored. Because of their extensive reworking, the statues are today not simply archaeological specimens but rather, artistic palimpsests that are as much a product of the 18th century as of antiquity.
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Worldwide Number: 175288
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