Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894) was an archeologist, diplomat, writer, and a great art lover, especially passionate about Italian painting. This article aims to present its collection through the typewritten catalogue composed by Lady Enid Layard in 1896 and now housed at the library of the Polo Museale Veneziano (Venice). The compared analysis of this catalogue, and of the Layard papers at the National Gallery Archive (London), together with Lady Layard’s diary, and Sir Henry’s comments, leads the author to the reconstruction of some aspects of the collection, such as the acquisitions, restorations, and the display of the pictures at Ca’ Cappello, at the end of the Nineteenth century.

La collezione Layard nel catalogo dattiloscritto 1896

Riva, Cecilia
2014

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Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894) was an archeologist, diplomat, writer, and a great art lover, especially passionate about Italian painting. This article aims to present its collection through the typewritten catalogue composed by Lady Enid Layard in 1896 and now housed at the library of the Polo Museale Veneziano (Venice). The compared analysis of this catalogue, and of the Layard papers at the National Gallery Archive (London), together with Lady Layard’s diary, and Sir Henry’s comments, leads the author to the reconstruction of some aspects of the collection, such as the acquisitions, restorations, and the display of the pictures at Ca’ Cappello, at the end of the Nineteenth century.
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