Record number 04/3186
Author Vatican Museums (Vatican City). Museo Chiaramonti
TitleIl Museo Chiaramonti Aggiunto Al Pio-Clementino Da N. S. Pio VII P. M. Con L'Esplicazione De' Sigg. Filippo Aurelio Visconti E Giuseppe Antonio Guattani Pubblicato Da Antonio D'Este E Gaspare Capparone Tomo Primo (- Terzo)
ImprintRoma: Presso l'Editore in Via di S. Silvestro in Capite No. 42., MDCCCVIII Con Privilegio Pontificio
Physical Description3 vols. : 619 mm.
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [ii], viii, 114 p., dedic. pl. (port.), 44, [1] pl. The final pl. is lettered 'A'.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Half-t., dedic. pl. (port.), t.p., dedic.] - Prefazione - Imprimatur, Approvazioni - Museo Chiaramonti Tavola I(-XLIV) - Giunta Alla Tavola XI - Indicazione De' Monumenti Citati Nel Corso Delle Illustrazioni, E rappresentati nella Tavola A - Indice Delle Cose Più Notabili - Tavola Degli Autori Citati ... - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe plates show the ancient Greek and Roman sculptures that were housed in the Vatican in the museum commissioned for them by Pope Pius VII (Chiaramonti). These galleries were an extension of the Museo Pio-Clementino established by Popes Clement XIV and Pius VI.
Responsibility NoteIn Volume I the dedication plate (portrait of Pope Pius VII) is signed as painted by G.B. Wicar, drawn by L. Agricola and engraved by P. Fontana. All numbered plates are signed by draughtsmen and engravers. The draughtsmen were L. Agricola, F. Pistrucci, A. Pozzi. F. Giangiacomo, A. Miliarini, L. Pontani and Mori. The engravers were A. Marchetti, D. Marchetti, A. Testa, Banzo, L. Fabri, P. Ghigi, G.B. Leonetti, G. Petrini, Balestra, N. Aureli, L. Cunego, G. D'Este, A. Ricciani, P. Fontana, G. Folo, P. Savorelli, G. Carattoni, B. Consorti. The last, unnumbered plate (lettered 'A') is unsigned.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by A. Pozzi and engraved by Alessan. Mochetti.

The work is dedicated to Pope Pius VII by Antonio D'Este and Gaspare Capparoni.
SubjectSculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - History
Collections - Museums - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - History
Catalogues - 19th century
Name as Subject Pius VII, Pope, 1740 - 1823
Vatican Museums (Vatican City). Museo Chiaramonti
ReferencesSee note on Il Museo Pio-Clementino.

On the Visconti family see D. Gallo, 'I Visconti', in Roma moderna e contemporanea, 2 (1994), p.77-90.
Copy NoteImperfect; wanting volumes II and III.
Binding Note19th-century calf, gilt borders on upper and lower covers; rebacked in 20th century, spine lettered 'Museo Chiaramonti Tomo I R.A.'
Provenance12 November 1814: 'Resolved that the following Books be purchased for the use of the Library - 7th Vol. of the Museo Pio Clementino / 1st Vol of the Chiaramonti Collection' (RA Council Minutes V, 178). Acquired by 1821 (see A Catalogue of the Library in the Royal Academy, London, 1821, p. 6).
Contributors Visconti, Filippo Aurelio, 1754 - 1829?
Guattani, Giuseppe Antonio, 1748 - 1830
Pius VII, Pope, 1740 - 1823, dedicatee
D'Este, Antonio, 1754 - 1837, publisher
Capparone, Gaspare, publisher
Wicar, Jean-Baptiste, 1762 - 1834, source artist
Agricola, Luigi, ca. 1750 - after 1805, draughtsman
Fontana, Pietro, 1762 - 1837, engraver
Pozzi, Andrea, 1778 - after 1831, draughtsman
Mochetti, Alessandro, ca. 1760 - ca. 1812
Pistrucci, Filippo, fl. 1806-1821, draughtsman
Giangiacomo, F., draughtsman
Migliarini, Arcangiolo Michele, 1785 -, draughtsman
Pontani, L., draughtsman
Mori, Ferdinando, 1782 - 1852, draughtsman
Marchetti, Domenico, 1780 - 1838, engraver
Marchetti, A., engraver
Testa, Angelo, 1775 -, engraver
Banzo, Antonio, 1777 - 1859, engraver
Fabbri, Luigi, engraver
Ghigi, Pietro, fl. ca. 1807 - 1843?, engraver
Leonetti, Giovanni Battista, 1790 - 1830, engraver
Petrini, Giovanni, fl. ca. 1800, engraver
Balestra, Giovanni Battista, 1774 - 1842, engraver
Aureli, Niccolo, fl. ca. 1805 - 1836, engraver
Cunego, Luigi, between 1750 and 1757 - 1823, engraver
D'Este, Giuseppe, 1779 -, engraver
Ricciani, Antonio, 1775 - 1847, engraver
Folo, Giovanni, 1764 - 1836, engraver
Savorelli, P., fl. ca. 1780 - 1810?, engraver
Carattoni, Girolamo, fl. 1782 - 1820?, engraver
Consorti, Bernardino, 1859, engraver
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