Czartoryski & Torlonia: A Collection of Roman Marble Statues in the Princes Czartoryski Museum

  • Dorota Gorzelany-Nowak National Museum in Krakow
Keywords: Roman sculptures, museum collection, Venus Medici, Princes Czartoryski Museum, Torlonia collection

Abstract

The objective of the article is to discuss the history of the acquiring of marble sculptures by Prince Władysław Czartoryski during his two stays in Italy: in Naples in 1889 and in Rome in 1891, based on preserved archival documents. The statues include such exquisite examples as a sculpture of Venus Medici from the beginning of the 1st century AD, as well as examples of compilations of ancient fragments that supposedly had previously belonged to the Roman Torlonia collection. Formal analysis of individual objects is expanded upon with information related to conservations they have been subject to.

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Gorzelany-Nowak, Dorota. 2019. “Czartoryski & Torlonia: A Collection of Roman Marble Statues in the Princes Czartoryski Museum”. Studies in Ancient Art and Civilisation 23 (December), 243-56. https://doi.org/10.12797/SAAC.23.2019.23.12.
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