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Nicola Pio as Collector of Drawings.
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Nicola Pio as Collector of Drawings.


Nicola Pio, who was born c. 1677 and can be traced until 1733, was a connoisseur and collector living in Rome. His primary interest was in prints and he formed a collection, the main part of which is still preserved in the Gabinetto Nazionale delle Stampe at Farnesina in Rome. His interest then turned to...

Phelloplastica.
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Phelloplastica.


This volume treats the art of making cork models of ancient architecture in the work of Giovanni Altieri, one of the best-known modellers of the 18th century. It was from him that the Swedish king Gustavus III bought all his models. A popular method of reproducing the ruins of Rome three-dimensionally, and of introducing them...