Record number 04/3330
Author British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
TitleA description of the collection of ancient marbles in the British Museum : with engravings
ImprintLondon :: Printed by W. Bulmer and co., and sold at the British Museum ... [etc.], 1812-61
Physical Description11 v. : front (v. 6 ) ill., plates (part fold.) ; 32 cm
Physical Description NoteImprint varies
Summary NoteThis was the first detailed catalogue of the ancient statuary collected in the British Museum. The Museum had only recently created its Department of Antiquities (1807) and opened a Townley Gallery (1808). In 1817 it created a temporary Elgin Room.
Responsibility NoteParts I-IV, by T. Combe; pts. V, VII-X, by E. Hawkins; pt. IV, by C. R. Cockerell; pt. XI, by S. Birch
SubjectSculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Great Britain - London - History
Collections - Museums - Great Britain - London - History
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
Sculpture, Roman
Name as Subject British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
ReferencesJ. Scott, The pleasures of antiquity: British collectors of Greece and Rome (2003); I. Jenkins, Archaeologists and aesthetes: the sculpture collections of the British Museum in the 19th century (1992); B. Cook, The Townley marbles (1985); R. Westmacott, Account of the arrangement of the collection of antique sculpture lately placed in the British Museum (1808).
ProvenanceRecorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1821.
Contributors Combe, Taylor, 1774 - 1826
Hawkins, Edward, 1780 - 1867
Cockerell, C.R., R.A., 1788 - 1863
Birch, Samuel, 1813 - 1885
Alexander, William, 1767 - 1816, draughtsman
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