Windsor Castle, Royal Library
Blunt (Anthony), 1907-1983

Drawings of G.B. Castiglione & Stefano Della Bella in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle

London, Phaidon Press, 1954
(30 cm), viii, 127 pp., 65 plates and 36 text illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - The drawings of Della Bella are arranged by subject (as in De Vesme’s catalogue of the artist’s etchings) and Blunt identifies a considerable number of studies for known etchings. The drawings by Castiglione at Windsor all came from Consul Smith, who had obtained many of them from the leading dilettante, Francesco Algarotti, or from the Salgredo family, who had patronised Castiglione in Venice. ¶ Fine copy.


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