The Reception of Classical Art in Britain An Oxford story of plaster casts from the Antique
by Donna Kurtz. 472 pages, 150 illustrations.. BAR 308 2000 Beazley Archive - Studies in the History of Collections 1
. ISBN 184171092X. £57.00.
The first volume in the series Studies in the History of Collections, this work places archaeology, history of art, and British antiquarianism in the wider context of Europe’s cultural heritage. The Story focuses on antique sculpture, the principal type of classical art known to artists, collectors and scholars from the Renaissance until the later nineteenth century. Includes a complete catalogue of the Ashmolean Museum’s casts and a fascinating Chronological Chart.