The paper analyses a drawing thought to be by Joseph Nollekens, now housed in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London, and a painting held in a private collection, by the Bergamascan artist Pietro Ronzoni. They are both views of the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome. The pictures provide further evidence about the Soderini family collection of ancient sculpture, on display among the ruins of the Imperial tomb. It’s Nollekens drawing that best captures the four statues that, from the middle of the 1500s, stood at the entrance to the hanging gardens and at the foot of the stairs leading up to the entrance to Palazzo Soderini. This group of marbles had already in part been identified, and are joined by a female portrait bust (known as Lucilla), now in Berlin. Ronzoni’s work hints at the possible presence in the Soderini collection of the female statue with a the bust of a different statue attached to it, now housed in Villa Borghese.

Due artisti al Mausoleo di Augusto: Joseph Nollekens e Pietro Ronzoni

Riccomini Anna Maria
2020

Abstract

The paper analyses a drawing thought to be by Joseph Nollekens, now housed in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London, and a painting held in a private collection, by the Bergamascan artist Pietro Ronzoni. They are both views of the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome. The pictures provide further evidence about the Soderini family collection of ancient sculpture, on display among the ruins of the Imperial tomb. It’s Nollekens drawing that best captures the four statues that, from the middle of the 1500s, stood at the entrance to the hanging gardens and at the foot of the stairs leading up to the entrance to Palazzo Soderini. This group of marbles had already in part been identified, and are joined by a female portrait bust (known as Lucilla), now in Berlin. Ronzoni’s work hints at the possible presence in the Soderini collection of the female statue with a the bust of a different statue attached to it, now housed in Villa Borghese.
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