Record number 05/664
Author Galleria Borghese (Rome)
TitleIllustrazioni De' Monumenti Scelti Borghesiani Gia' Esistenti Nella Villa Sul Pincio Scritte Dal Celebre Ennio Quirino Visconti Membro Dell' Istituto Nazionale E Delle Piu' Rinomate Accademie D'Europa Date Ora Per La Prima Volta In Luce Dal Cav. Gio. Gherardo De Rossi E Da Stefano Piale Sotto La Cura Di Vincenzo Feoli. Tomo I. (II.)
ImprintIn Roma: Nella Stamperia De Romanis. Con Licenza De' Superiori., MDCCCXXI.
Physical Description2 vols.; 567 mm. (Broadsheet).
Physical Description NoteVol. I: iv, [ii], 110 p., add. engr. t.pl., 48 pl. (The Academy's copy has pl. I, II in reverse order.) - Vol. II: [iv], 70 p., 32 pl.; [1] illus.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Add. engr. t.-pl.] - Ai Lettori Gio. Gherardo De Rossi, E Stefano Piale - Indice De' Monumenti Contenuti In Questo Volume I - [Text with pl.] - Vol. II: [T.p.] - Indice De' Monumenti Contenuti In Questo Volume II; Approvazione; Imprimatur - [Text with pl.].
Summary NoteA title variant is, 'Monumenti Scelti Della Villa Pinciana' (added engraved title-plate). The publication-date of 1821 appears on the title pages. Earlier dates are carried by eleven plates in Volume I - 1792 (pl. 4, 5, 21), 1793 (pl. 9, 28), 1794 (pl. 40, 42, 44) or 1795 (pl. 7, 18, 34) - and by two plates in Volume II - 1795 (pl. 7, 29).

The plates of Volume I show ancient full-length statues, of the Borghese warrior by Agasias (two plates), Greek gods and heroes and Roman historical figures; the last two show Egyptian deities. Those of Volume II show ancient bas-reliefs (including sarcophagi), of mythological subjects, the Borghese Vase, portrait busts (of Antinous, various emperors and empresses, and philosophers), a vase on an altar, two statues of Amor; and two modern statues, by Bernini (the Apollo and Daphne, and the David).

The most celebrated sculptures in the collection were sold to Napoleon in 1807 by Prince Camillo Borghese, and are now in the Louvre. These include the 'Borghese Warrior' by Agasias (Vol. I. pl. 1, 2), the Zingarella/Diana (pl. 3), the Centaur with Cupid (pl. 4), Silenus with the Infant Bacchus (pl. 6), the camillus (pl. 14), the Diana 'de Gabies' (pl. 18), Faun with pipes (pl. 24), Hermaphroditus (26), Nymph with shell (32), Apollo Sauroctonus (40), the 'Borghese Dancers' (Vol. II. pl. 1), and the 'Borghese Vase' (II: 10, 11).
Responsibility NoteThe added engraved title-plate and all numbered plates are signed by draughtsmen Agostino Tofanelli, Stefano Tofanelli, Bernardino Nocchi, Domenico de Angelis or Teodoro Matteini, and by engravers Pietro Fontana Veneto, P. Vitali, Pietro Bettelini, Giovanni Folo Veneto, Giovanni Brunetti da Ravenna, Giovanni Ottaviani, Francesco Cecchini, Gio. Batta. Leonetti, Girolamo Carattoni, Domenico Cunego, Luigi Cunego, Alessandro Mochetti, Luigi Pizzi, Angelo Campanella or Giacomo Bossi.

The headpiece on p. 1 of Volume II is unsigned.
SubjectMythology, Greek - Mythology, Roman - Celebrities, Roman - Portraits, Roman - Iconography
Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Statues, Greek - Statues, Roman - Bas-reliefs, Greek - Bas-reliefs, Roman - Sarcophagi - Italy - Rome - History
Sculpture, Italian - Italy - Rome - Villa Borghese - 17th century
Collections - Italy - Rome - Villa Borghese - 18th century - 19th century
Catalogues - Italy - 19th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century
Name as Subject Borghese, family
Borghese, Camillo, Prince, 1775 - 1832
Agasias, of Ephesus, fl. ca. 75 BC-ca. 25 BC0100
Bernini, Giovanni Lorenzo, 1598 - 1680
Galleria Borghese (Rome)
ReferencesF. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the antique (1981).

On the Visconti family see D. Gallo, Visconti, 1791-1853 (1991).

On Piale, R.T. Ridley, 'A forgotten topographer: Stefano Piale', in Xenia antiqua, 9 (2000), p. 179-200.
Binding Note20th-century half blue morocco, blue cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Feoli - Monumenti Scelti Borghesiani Tomo I. (II.) R.A.'
Variant TitleMonumenti Scelti Della Villa Pinciana
Contributors Visconti, Ennio Quirino, 1751 - 1818
De Rossi, Giovanni Gherardo, 1754 - 1827
Piale, Stefano, 1753? - 1835
Feoli, Vincenzo, 1750? - 1831
De Romanis, Mariano, fl. ca. 1790 - 1825?
Tofanelli, Agostino, 1770 - 1834
Tofanelli, Stefano, 1752 - 1812
Nocchi, Bernardino, 1741 - 1812
Angelis, Domenico de, ca. 1720 - 1804
Matteini, Teodoro, 1754 - 1831
Fontana, Pietro, 1762 - 1837
Vitali, Pietro Maria, ca. 1755 - ca. 1823
Bettelini, Pietro, 1763 - 1829
Folo, Giovanni, 1764 - 1836
Brunetti, Giovanni, fl. ca. 1790?
Cecchini, Francesco, fl. ca. 1790 - ca. 1820?
Leonetti, Giovanni Battista, 1790 - 1830
Carattoni, Girolamo, fl. 1782 - 1820?
Cunego, Domenico, 1724 - 1803
Cunego, Luigi, between 1750 and 1757 - 1823
Mochetti, Alessandro, ca. 1760 - ca. 1812
Pizzi, Luigi, 1759 - 1821
Campanella, Angelo, 1748 - 1811
Bossi, Giacomo, fl. 1784-1820?
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