Raphael for Prince Eugene of Savoy: The Oeuvre in the Albertina, Its Provenance and the Role of the Mariette
Lecture by Antoinette Friedenthal
13 December 2017, 6.15pm
Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Universitätscampus Hof 9
The genesis of Prince Eugene of Savoy’s outstanding collection of prints has hardly been researched so far. One of its most prized holdings, particularly coveted by the Prince, is an extensive Raphael oeuvre (today in the Albertina), consisting of seven large folio volumes that contain the prints after Raphael by contemporary and later engravers. Like the bulk of the collection, the Raphael oeuvre had been assembled and catalogued in 1717/18 by the Parisian bookseller, publisher and print dealer Jean Mariette in cooperation with his now more famous son Pierre-Jean Mariette. The lecture by Antoinette Friedenthal – who is currently preparing an annotated edition of the correspondence between Jean Mariette and Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1717-1719 – will explore this important chapter in the history of connoisseurship.
Collecting Raphael – Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino in the collections and in the history of collecting
In view of the forthcoming 500th anniversary celebration of Raphael’s death (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Urbino 1483 – Rome 1520), an international conference to focus on the reception of Raphael and the history of collections will draw together scholars of collecting and history of taste with curators of the main collections of Raphael’s paintings and drawings in both Italy and abroad. The conference, organised by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer and Claudia La Malfa, will be held at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, in Rome in October 2017.
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20. – 23. October 2016, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig and Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Augusteerhalle
A conference of the joint research project Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig, Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Continue reading “CONF: The Collecting of Graphic Arts from a Historical Perspective. Research and Digitisation in Dialogue”