Ital’ianskaia skul’ptura v sobranii Petra Velikogo (Italian Sculpture in the Peter the Great’s Collection)

St. Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin, 1999. Sewn cl. The first exhaustive study on the works of sculpture which Peter the Great acquired in the early eighteenth century through his agents in Italy S. L. Raguzinskii and Iu. I. Kologrivov. Now located in the Summer Gardens, Petergof, the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk, and the Hermitage, the statues were originally bought and arranged as one collection, and almost all were sculpted by contemporary venetian sculptors—Orazio Marinali, Enrico Meyring, Giovanni Bonazza, Giuseppe Torretto, Pietro Baratta, Antonio Tarsia, and Antonio Corradini. Delving into archival documents, the author established the extent and originality of a major cultural thrust by the innovative tsar who in a flurry of collecting introduced to Russia a form of art foreign to native traditions. 272 pp., 9 x 11 1/2 ins., 158 b-&-w illus., 2 color, sewn cl., Rus. with summary in Italian. Item #3855

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