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Księcia Czartoryskiego zakupy rzeźb w Rzymie (1800–1801)
Prince Czartoryski's Purchases of Sculptures in Rome (1800-1801)

Author(s): Katarzyna Mikocka-Rachubowa
Subject(s): Visual Arts, 19th Century, History of Art
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770-1861; Puławy-art collection; collecting; Rome-art trade; artistic patronage;

Summary/Abstract: Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski’s contacts with Italian sculptors and purchases of sculptures during his stay in Rome from August 1800 to May 1801 are discussed. Resorting to the correspondence of Prince Czartoryski with his mother Izabela Czartoryska, licenses to export art works beyond the Papal States kept in the Archivio di Stato di Roma, and notes in the diary of the Roman sculptor and antique dealer Vincenzo Pacetti, it was possible to reconstruct picture of the then interests of Prince Czartoryski, his relations with Rome’s circle of sculptors and antique dealers, as well as of his purchase of sculptures and efforts made to have, among others, the following transported to Puławy in 1803, where they have been preserved to-date: the statute of a faun (before 1800), figure of a sleeping panther (1801), and the marble sarcophagus by Francesco Massimiliano Laboureur (1797).

  • Issue Year: 82/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 403-428
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish