168 pp. Small 8vo (164 x 95 mm.), cont. pink paste-paper wrappers (edges worn). Rome: Mordacchini, 1825.
A scarce revised and updated edition (1st ed. under this title: 1819) of this museum catalogue. It describes the institution’s paintings and sculptures, a number of which had been seized by the French during the conquest of Italy and subsequently returned.
A very good copy; some soiling and wear to the wrappers.
❧ For an account of the museum’s establishment see C. Paul, “Capitoline Museum, Rome: Civic Identity and Personal Cultivation,” in The First Modern Museums of Art: The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early 19th-Century Europe (2012), pp. 21-45.
Item ID: 7406