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Seminar 11

Aristocratic Collectors

 

Seminar questions

  1. How important was collecting in defining social status?

 

  1. Were agents instrumental in shaping the taste of a patron?

 

  1. What was the purpose of collecting?

 

 

Suggested reading

Alsop, Joseph, The Rare Art Traditions: The History of Art Collecting and Its Linked Phenomena, New York-London 1982 [N 5200.A5]

 

Braunmuller, A.R., ‘Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, as Collector and Patron’, in The Mental World of the Jacobean Court, ed. Linda Levy Peck, Cambridge 1991, pp. 230-250 [DA 391.M3]

 

Brown, Jonathan, Kings and Connoisseurs. Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe, New Haven-London 1995 [N 5240.B7]

 

Elsner, John - Cardinal, Roger (eds.), The Cultures of Collecting, London 1994, chs. 7, 9 [AM 231.C8]

 

Haskell, Francis, ‘Charles I’s Collection of Pictures’, in The Late King’s Goods. Collections, Possessions and Patronage of Charles I in the Light of the Commonwealth Sale Inventories, ed. A. MacGregor, London-Oxford 1989 [N 5247.C4]

 

Holst, N. von, Creators, Collectors and Connoisseurs: The Anatomy of Artistic Taste from Antiquity to the Present Day, London 1967 [N 8380.H6]

 

Howart, David, ‘Charles I and the Gonzaga Collections’, in Splendours of the Gonzaga, ed. D. Chambers and J. Martineau, London 1982

 

Howart, David, Lord Arundel and its Circle New Haven-London 1985 [N 5247.A7]

 

Lawrence, C. (ed.), Women and Art in Early Modern Europe. Patrons, Collectors and Connoisseurs, University Park (PA) 1997

 

Lightbown, Ronald W., ‘Charles I and the Tradition of European Princely Collecting’, in The Late King’s Goods. Collections, Possessions and Patronage of Charles I in the Light of the Commonwealth Sale Inventories, ed. A. MacGregor, London-Oxford 1989, pp. 53-72 [N 5247.C4]

 

Muensterberger, Werner, Collecting: An Unruly Passion, Princeton, NJ, 1994

 

Pace, Claire, ‘Virtuoso to Connoisseur. Some Seventeenth-Century Responses to the Visual Arts’, The Seventeenth Century, 2 (1987), pp. 166-188 [Arts Periodicals]

 

Schnapper, Antoine, ‘The King of France as Collector in the Seventeenth Century’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 17 [Jstor]

 

Swann, Marjorie, Curiosities and Texts: The Culture of Collecting in Early Modern England, Philadelphia, PA, 2001 [being processed]

 

Thornton, Dora, The Scholar in His Study. Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy, New Haven-London 1997, ch. 5 [NK 2052.T4]

 

Trevor-Roper, Hugh, The Plunder of the Arts in the Seventeenth Century, London 1970 [N 8760.T7]

 

Warwick, Genevieve, The Arts of Collecting. Padre Sebastiano Resta and the Market for Drawing in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge 2000 [being processed]