Clare Hornsby

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Digging and Dealing in eighteenth century Rome

An examination in detail of fifty excavation sites in and around Rome that were the projects of British artist-entrepreneurs and fifty biographies of the people involved in the dealing, exporting and collecting of antiquities. In two volumes, the second volume being a collection of over 200 letters from dealers to clients that discuss the world of the connoisseur in the mid 18th c in Rome and London.  Illustrated with maps and over 200 photographs.

Completed by Clare Hornsby after the death of the Italian Grand Tour scholar, Ilaria Bignamini.
Published by Yale University Press in 2010

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