The Italian Drawings of the 15th and 16th Centuries in The Teyler Museum


Author: TUYLL van Serooskerken~Carel van
Publisher: Snoeck, Ghent / Davaco, Doornspijk
Year: 2000
ISBN: 90-70288-17-6

Collection catalogue; Cloth bound with dust jacket, 592 pp, 652 ills. (18 in color). . Texts in English. 32 x 24.5 cms
Condition: as new

The Italian drawings in the collection of Teylers Museum are world-famous. They belong to the most important acquisition in the museum's history: the purchase in 1790 of several albums of drawings from the collection of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) and Roman nobleman Livio Odescalchi (1658-1713). Overnight, the brand-new museum came into possession of over 1700 drawings.

The seventeenth and eighteenth-century drawings, with sheets by Bernini, Carracci, Guido Reni, Gercino, Salvator Rosa and many others, are now described in a new catalogue by Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken. Van Tuyll, former chief curator of Teylers Museum and head of the department of prints and drawings in the Louvre, spent over twenty years researching this part of the collection, which consists of 900 drawings. In this online symposium, he will present the most significant findings of his research, and three international experts will respond.

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