Record number 03/2368
Author Passeri, Giovanni Battista, 1694 - 1780
TitlePicturae Etruscorum In Vasculis Nunc Primum In Unum Collectae Explicationibus Et Dissertationibus Inlustratae A Joh. Baptista Passerio Nob. Pisaur. Regiarum Academiarum Londinensis, Olomucensis, & Italicarum Furfuratorum, Bononiensis, Cortonensis, Panormitanae, Ferrariensis, ac Perusinae Socio Vol. Primum (Secundum) (Tertium) Tabulas C. Continens Aere Insculptas.
ImprintRomae:: Ex Typographio Johannis Zempel. Sumptibus Venantii Monaldini Bibliopolae. Praesidum Facultate., MDCCLXVII. (-MDCCLXXV.),
Physical Description3 vols.; 424 mm. (Quarto).
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [iii-]lxxx, 106, [2] p., frontis., 100 pl. (10 dble.). (In the Academy's first copy instead of pl. 89 a second copy of plate 91 is bound in.) - Vol. II: [iii-]lxxxviii, 84 p., frontis., engr. dedic., [100] pl. (5 dble.) - Vol. III: [iii-]cxl, 84 p., [105] pl. (16 dble.). In addition to pl. numbered CCI-CCC there is a bis pl. CCLV, a plate facing p. xxxvii, three plates after p. liv and one folding plate before p. cvii.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Front., t.p., dedic.] - Adprobationes; Imprimatur - Joh. Baptistae Passerii Pisaurensis Tractatus Praeliminares - Index Tabularum ... - Picturarum Etruscorum In Vasculis Classis ... [i.e. explanations of plates] - Index Rerum; Errata - [Plates I-C].

Vol. II: [Front., t.p., engr. dedic.] - Adprobationes; Imprimatur - Joh. Baptistae Passerii Pisaurensis Tractatus Praeliminares - Index Tabularum ... - Picturarum Etruscorum In Vasculis Classis ... [i.e. explanations of pl.] - Index Rerum; Errata - [Pl. CI-CC].

Vol. III: [Front., t.p., engr. dedic., half-title] - Adprobationes; Imprimatur - Joh. Baptistae Passerii Pisaurensis Tractatus Praeliminares [incl. Alphabetum Veterum Etruscorum ... a Joh.Christophoro Amadutio] - Index Tabularum - Praefatio - Picturarum Etruscorum In Vasculis Classis ... [explanations of pl.] - Index Rerum; Errata - [Pl. CCI-CCC.]
Summary NotePasseri argues - against Hancarville, Millin and Winckelmann - that the ancient vases found in Etruscan tombs in Tuscany were of Etruscan rather than Greek workmanship.

In the Royal Academy's second copy the plates have been coloured by hand.
Responsibility NoteThe frontispieces of Volumes I and II are signed as drawn and engraved by M. Carloni; that of Volume III is signed as drawn by Hieron. Bosius and engraved by G.M. Cassini. Most plates are unsigned by draughtsman or engraver, but pl. 96-100 are signed as drawn by J.B. Passeri and pl. 175 as drawn by J. Menabuoni, and some are signed by their engravers - 'J.V.', V. Franceschini, 'AP', A. Scacciati or G. Cassini. In Volume III the engraved dedication is signed as drawn and engraved by F. Tiroli; the plate facing p. xxxvii as drawn by Ioseph Repasati and engraved by Petrus Fanucci; one of the plates following p. liv as engraved by Iul. Condiotti; and the illustration on p. cxii is signed as drawn by M. Angelus Ricciolini and engraved by D. Cunego.

The first volume is dedicated by Passeri to Cardinal Giovanni Francesco Stoppani; the second, by G. A. Monaldini to Karl Joseph von Firmian; the third, by G. A. Monaldini to Cardinal Paul d'Albert De Luynes.
SubjectVase-painting, Etruscan - Vase-painting, Greek - Vases, Etruscan - Vases, Greek - Etruscan language - Alphabet - Italy - Tuscany - History
Art history - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Hand coloring - Italy - 18th century
ReferencesOn the reception of Etruscan antiquities and ancient Greek vases see M.E. Masci, Documenti per la storia del collezionismo di vasi antichi nel XVIII secolo. Lettere ad Anton Francesco Gori (2003), esp. p.65-128; L. Burn, 'Sir William Hamilton and the Greekness of Greek vases', in Journal of the history of collections, 9:2 (1997), p.241-52 ; M. Vickers, 'Value and simplicity: eighteenth-century taste and the study of Greek vases', in Past and present, 116 (1987 August), p.98-137; M. Cristofani, La scoperta degli Etruschi: archeologia e antiquaria nel '700 (1983).
Copy Note[Second copy:] Imperfect: lacks pp. [v, vi] (half-title) of Vol. III.
Binding Note[First copy:] 18th-century mottled calf; upper covers stamped with royal arms of Britain and 'R.A.'; rebacked in 20th century, retaining red and green morocco spine-labels lettered 'Passerii Picturae Etruscoru Vol. I (II, III)'.

[Second copy:] 18th-century marbled-papered boards, 20th-century half calf, red and green morocco spine-labels lettered 'Passeri Picturae Etruscorum' and 'Vol. I (-III)', spine lettered 'R.A.'
ProvenanceAcquired by 1802. Recorded in A Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).
Contributors Amaduzzi, Giovanni Cristoforo, 1740 - 1792
Monaldini, Venanzio, fl. 1776-17811781, publisher
Zempel, Johann, fl. 1728?-1797?1778, printer
Cassini, Giovanni Maria, fl. ca. 1780 - 1823?, engraver
Firmian, Karl Joseph von, 1718 - 1782, dedicatee
Stoppani, Giovanni Francesco, Cardinal, 1695 - 1774, dedicatee
Albert De Luynes, Paul d', Cardinal, 1703 - 1788, dedicatee
Menabuoni, Giuseppe, ca. 1708 -, draughtsman
Carloni, Marco, fl. ca. 1764-ca.1807?, draughtsman, engraver
Cassini, Giovanni Maria, fl. ca. 1780 - 1823?, engraver
Franceschini, Vincenzo, 1680 - ca. 1750?, engraver
Scacciati, Andrea, 1725 - 1771, engraver
Tiroli, F., draughtsman, engraver
Repasati, Ioseph, draughtsman
Fanucci, Petrus, engraver
Condiotti, Iul., engraver
Ricciolini, Michelangelo, 1654 - 1715, draughtsman
Cunego, Domenico, 1724 - 1803, engraver
Passeri, Giovanni Battista, 1694 - 1780, draughtsman
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