Artists’ Libraries of the Renaissance and Baroque

In memoriam John Bernard Bury † 18 January 2017

In a previous note, attention was drawn to the library assembled by the English court portraitist, Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), for which no catalogue or inventory exists. For some artists of the Renaissance and Baroque personal catalogues and lists, inventories and testamentary documents do survive, and it is the purpose of the present note to provide an accessible list of the secondary literature.

The investigation of artists’ libraries in the early modern period has gathered pace in recent years, accelerated by burgeoning interest in ‘book culture’ as a field of study. The seminal survey of Jan Bialostocki from 1984 on the pictor doctus1has been supplemented by studies on artists’ reading practices raising an array of challenging questions: Which artists owned, or had access to extensive libraries? Did they read their books, or merely possess or collect them? What subjects did they consider pertinent, and how was the textual and visual knowledge gained from books used in the process of artistic production?2

Book lists and inventories can reveal not only what an artist read, but also how he defined himself intellectually, his erudition, and his social status. Their analysis allows for comparison with the libraries of contemporaries, in size and in content, and for assessments of artistic readership of individual authors, specific titles and editions. Inventories can suggest whether books were bought in and about the places where the artist lived and worked, or were collected from afar; they can indicate whether an artist bought books throughout his life, show patterns of acquisition and of collection formation. Naturally, some caveats apply: not all books in a library may have been actually read; an artist may have read books that he did not possess; and books may have left a library before a catalogue or inventory was made.

Because of the limitations of lists and inventories, it is essential that books owned by artists are identified and made available for study. While great strides have been made over the past twenty years, booksellers need to be more diligent in describing (or reproducing) evidence of ownership, and librarians more methodical in entering copy-specific information in their public catalogues. The study of artists’ libraries cannot progress much further without a vastly enlarged body of material evidence. Annotations in books can indicate whether they were kept in a place designated for their study (library) or in the studio, ordered in some way or stored haphazardly. Marginalia can confirm whether an artist read classical languages or the vernaculars, or both; and prove whether he read and understood the content. More questions are raised by each surviving copy: Was the artist a bibliophile, or was his relationship to the book utilitarian and not aesthetic?             

Contributions to this list are most welcome (contact us).

● William Adam (Scottish architect, 1689–1748)
Alistair Rowan, ‘William Adam’s library’ in Architectural Heritage 1 (1990), pp.8–33 (describes architectural books only, about 140 titles)

● Durante Alberti (Italian painter, 1538–1613)
Gerda Panofsky Soergel, ‘An artist’s library in Rome around 1600’ in Ars naturam adiuvans: Festschrift für Matthias Winner zum 11. März 1996, edited by Victoria von Flemming and Sebastian Schütze (Mainz 1996), pp.367–380
Post-mortem inventory (1613), listing about 100 books.

● Henry Aldrich (English architect and scholar, 1647/48–1710)
His library of about 3000 books, 2000 prints (still in their original albums), and musical manuscripts was left to Christ Church, Oxford. Although Aldrich left no list of his library, and did not place an ownership inscription in his books, volumes can be linked to his collection by a semi-uniform binding (see John Milsom, ‘Aldrich binding types’ online music catalogue of Christ Church Library)

● Floriano Ambrosini (Italian architect and engineer, 1557–1621)
Maurizio Ricci, ‘Cultura e architettura a Bologna tra XVI e XVII secolo: LInventario delli libri di Floriano Ambrosini’ in I libri e l’ingegno: studi sulla biblioteca dell’architetto (XV–XX secolo), edited by Giovanna Curcio, Marco Rosario Nobile, Aurora Scotti Tosini (Palermo 2010), pp.37–44

● Giovanni Biagio Amico (Italian architect and theologian, 1684–1754)
Antonella Mazzamuto, Giovanni Biagio Amico: architetto e trattatista del Settecento (Palermo 2003), pp.127–131
Post-mortem inventory.

● Camillo Arcucci (Italian architect, d. 1667)
Joseph Connors, ‘Virgilio Spada’s defence of Borromini’ in The Burlington Magazine 131 (February 1989), pp.76–90 (pp.82, 90)
Post-mortem inventory (6 February 1667), about 50 books.

● Teodoro Ardemans (Spanish architect, painter, and writer, 1664–1726)
Mercedes Agulló y Cobo, ‘La biblioteca de Don Teodoro Ardemans’ in Primeras jornadas de Bibliografía (Madrid 1976/1977), pp.570–582 (link); Luis Miguel Enciso Recio, Barroco e ilustración en las bibliotecas privadas españolas del siglo XVIII (Madrid 2002), pp.105–108 (‘La Biblioteca de Teodoro Ardemans’)
Post-mortem inventory, ‘277 títulos, distribuidos en 334 volúmenes’ (Enciso Recio).

● Juan de Arfe (Spanish goldsmith and silversmith, 1535–1603)
José Luis Barrio Moya, ‘El platero Juan de Arfe Villafañe y el inventario de sus bienes’ in Anales del Instituto de Estudios Madrileños 19 (1982), pp.23–32
Post-mortem inventory, 23 titles.

● José I de Arroyo (Spanish architect, d. 1696)
José Luis Barrio Moya, ‘Los libros del arquitecto José de Arroyo’ in Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos 81 (1978), pp.825–834
About 237 titles.

● Hernando de Ávila (Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect, d. 1595)
Luis Zolle Betegón, ‘Pinturas y letras: Hernando de Avila, su biblioteca y su herencia’ in Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte 11 (1999), pp.145–168

● Hendrik I van Balen (Flemish painter, 1575–1632)
Erik Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw (Brussels 1990), IV, pp.209–211; Bettina Werche, Hendrick van Balen (1575–1632): Ein Antwerpener Kabinettbildmaler der Rubenszeit (Turnhout 2004), I, pp.266–272 (doc. 103)
Inventory of Van Balen’s widow (1638), 78 books.

● Jan van Balen (Flemish painter, c. 1611–1654)
Erik Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw (Brussels 1993), VII, p.31
Post-mortem inventory (1 April 1654).

● Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian sculptor and draughtsman, 1598–1680)
Sarah McPhee, ‘Bernini’s Books’ in The Burlington Magazine 142 (July 2000), pp.442–448
Post-mortem inventory taken after the death of Gianlorenzo’s younger brother Luigi, in 1681, listing 169 titles; ‘the intellectual profile suggested by these books is more consistent with Gianlorenzo’ (McPhee).

● Jan de Bisschop (Dutch draughtsman and etcher, 1628–1671)
Catalogus variorum insignum et rarissimorum librorum, praecipue juridicorum et miscellanorum de Johannis de Bisschop… quorum auxio habebitur Hagae Comitis…die 21. Martii 1672 (The Hague: Theodor Duercant, 1672).
Auction sale of over 1000 books (link).

● François Blondel (French architect and military engineer, 1618–1686)
Anthony Gerbino, ‘The library of François Blondel 1618–1686’ in Architectural History 45 (2002), pp.289–324
Post-mortem inventory (begun 31 January 1686) by the bookseller, Arnoult Seneuze, part of the inventaire après décès taken by the notary Charles Dupuis, about 1245 volumes.

● Francesco Borromini (Italian architect, 1599–1667)
Ragguagli Borrominiani: mostra documentaria, edited by Marcello Del Piazzo (Rome 1968), pp.163–176; Joseph Connors, Borromini and the Roman oratory: style and society (New York 1980), p.140; Giuseppe Bonaccorso, ‘L’abitazione di Francesco Borromini al vicolo dell’Agnello: ambienti, oggetti e personaggi’ in Francesco Borromini: atti del convegno internazionale: Roma, 13–15 gennaio 2000, edited by Christoph Luitpold Frommel and Elisabeth Sladek (Rome 2000), pp.171–180 (p.172); Margherita Fratarcangeli, ‘Libri sugli scaffali: architetti romani del Seicento’ in I libri e l’ingegno: studi sulla biblioteca dell’architetto (XV–XX secolo), edited by Giovanna Curcio, Marco Rosario Nobile, and Aurora Scotti Tosini (Palermo 2010), pp.56–60 (p.56)
Post-mortem inventory (1667), ‘at least 459 books, including 123 folio volumes on architecture’ (Connors); ‘Francesco Borromini nel 1667 ne vantava 754 (che ivengono 917 se aggiungiamo “la scantia d’albuccio con libri diversi di disegni, e scritti numero 163”’ (Fratarcangeli).

● Salomon de Brosse (French architect, c. 1571–1626)
Jean-Pierre Babelon, ‘Documents inédits concernant Salomon de Brosse’ in Bulletin de la Société de l’histoire de l’Art français – Année 1962 (Paris 1963), pp.141–156 (p.150)
Post-mortem inventory (31 December 1626-15 February 1627), about 5 entries for books.

● Jacques Bruand (French architect, 1620–1664)
Claude Mignot, ‘Bibliothèques d’architectes en France au XVIIe siècle’ in Bibliothèques d’architecture / Architectural libraries, edited by Olga Medvedkova (Paris 2009), pp.21–38 (pp.33–34)
Post-mortem inventory (10 October 1664), 36 entries (some for multiple volumes).

● Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington (English peer and architect, 1694–1753)
Manuscript ‘Catalogue of The Earl of Burlington’s Library, at his Lordship’s Seat at Chiswick; January 1741/2’, listing 1318 titles (Chatsworth Library); cf. Philip Ayres, ‘Burlington’s Library at Chiswick’ in Studies in Bibliography 45 (1992), pp.113–127
Burlington’s copy of ■ 1581 Palladio is in the Architectural Association Library, London; see Edward Bottoms, ‘Burlington’s Palladio [I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura, 1581] at the AA’ in AArchitecture: News from the Architectural Association 7 (2010), p.11 (link); his copies of ■ 1485 Alberti, ■ c. 1572 Labacco, ■ 1570 Palladio, are in the British Architectural Library; see Early printed books 1478–1840: catalogue of the British Architectural Library Early Imprints Collection (London & Munich 1994–2003), nos. 46, 1703, 2383; another copy of the ■ 1570 Palladio, inscribed ‘Burlington, Feb. 1, 1727/8’, is in the Queen’s University Library, Kingston, Ontario (link); another copy of the ■ 1570 Palladio, reputedly inscribed ‘Burlington, September 7, 1726’, is in the Donald & Mary Hyde Collection of Architectural Books (link); another copy of the ■ 1570 Palladio, inscribed ‘Burlington, 1732’, was offered by Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 25 March 2009, lot 267

● Luis de Carbajal (Spanish painter and sculptor, 1534–1607)
José Luis Barrio Moya, ‘El pintor Luis de Carvajal y el inventario de sus bienes’ in Boletín del Seminario de Estudios de Arte y Arqueología 48 (1982), pp.414–420
Post-mortem inventory (8 October 1607), including many prints (some in bindings)

● Vincente Carducho (Italian painter and author, c. 1576–1638)
María Luisa Carturla, ‘Documentos en torno a Vicencio Carducho’ in Arte español 19–20 (1968–1969), pp.145–221 (library, pp.205–209); Francisco Calvo Serraller, ‘La biblioteca de Carducho’ in Vincente Carducho, Diálogos de la pintura su defensa, origen, esencia, definición, modos, y diferencias (Madrid 1979), pp.xx–xxv
Post-mortem inventory, about 226 books (Calvo Serraller as 307 books).

● Agostino, Annibale and Lodovico Carracci (Italian painters, 1557–1602, 1560–1609, 1555–1619)
No inventory is known. A copy of the 1568 edition of ■ Vasari’s Vite in Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio, Bologna, was probably annotated by all three of the Carracci; see Charles Dempsey, ‘The Carracci Postille to Vasari’s Lives’ in The Art Bulletin 68 (1986), pp.72–76; Roberto Zapperi, ‘Le postille di Annibale Carracci alle Vite di Vasari: un’apologia della pittura veneziana del Cinquecento’ in Venezia Cinquecento, studi di storia dell’arte e della cultura 20 (no. 39, 2010), pp.171–180

● Amedeo di Castellamonte (Italian architect, 1610–1683)
Franco Monetti, Arte e artisti nel Piemonte del ‘600: nuove scoperte e nuovi orientamenti (Cavallermaggiore 1990), pp.71–75

● Felipe de Castro (Spanish sculptor, teacher, and scholar, 1704/1711–1775)
Claude Bédat, ‘La bibliothèque du sculpteur Felipe de Castro’ in Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez 5 (1969), pp.363–410
List of 758 volumes given to the Real Academia de San Fernando.

● Gaspare Celio (Italian painter and architect, 1571–1640)
No inventory is known. Celio’s copy of ■ Vasari, Le vite de più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani (Florence 1550) is in the Biblioteca Corsiniana, Rome; see Nicoletta Lepri, ‘Annotazioni di Gaspare Celio a un volume della Torrentiniana’ in Arezzo e Vasari: Vite e postille: Arezzo, 16–17 giugno 2005, atti del convegno, edited by Antonino Caleca (Foligno 2007), pp.343–379.

● Claude Chatillon (French printmaker, draughtsman, and engineer, 1559/1560–1616)
Josette Proust-Perrault, ‘Claude Chastillon, ingénieur et topographe du roi, v. 1559–1616: Notice biographique et étude de sa bibliothèque parisienne’ in Cahiers de la Rotonde 19 (1997), pp.115–144
Post-mortem inventory, 194 books (including 36 volumes of civil and military architecture, of which 24 by Italian authors).

● John Closterman (German painter-dealer, 1660–1711, active in England)
Sale of his library by an unnamed auctioneer ‘at Mr. Closterman’s House, in the Piazza in Covent-Garden, on Monday the 11th of February 1705 [1706]’ (87 lots; transcript of the sale catalogue by Richard Stephens, The art world in Britain 1660 to 1735, link)

● Gillis III van Coninxloo (Netherlandish painter and draughtsman, 1544–1607)
Johannes Gerardus Carolus Antonius Briels, De Zuidnederlandse immigratie in Amsterdam en Haarlem omstreeks 1572–1630 (Utrecht 1976) pp.231–234
Post-mortem inventory (11–19 January 1607), 17 entries for books.

● Henry Cooke (British painter-dealer, 1642–1700)
Sale of his library conducted by John Bullord ‘at [Cooke’s] late Dwelling House in Bloomsbury-Square, near King-street in Bloomsbury, on Monday [30 December 1700]’ (transcript of the sale catalogue by Richard Stephens, The art world in Britain 1660 to 1735link). A sale of Cooke’s prints and drawings on 20 January 1701 was advertised (no catalogue is known).

● Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem (Dutch painter, 1562–1638)
Pieter J.J. van Thiel, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, 1562–1638: a monograph and catalogue raisonné (Doornspijk 1999), pp.265–270
List of art possessions left by Cornelis (2 March 1639), including prints and an uncertain number of books.

● Pietro Berrettini da Cortona (Italian draughtsman and painter, 1596–1669)
Karl Noehles, La chiesa dei SS. Luca e Martina nell’opera di Pietro da Cortona (Rome 1970), pp.365–367 (doc. 166); Donatella Sparti, La casa di Pietro da Cortona: architettura, accademia, atelier e officina (Rome 1997), pp.89–103 (‘La presunta biblioteca’)
The anonymous inventory of about 222 books published by Noehles doubtfully represents the artist’s library; in Cortona’s house itself, there were just 6 volumes (Sparti).

● Daniele Crespi (Italian painter, 1597/1600–1630)
Giorgio Nicodemi, Daniele Crespi (Busto Arsizio 1930), pp.43–56; Nancy Ward Neilson, Daniele Crespi (Soncino 1996), pp.87–90
Post mortem inventory (27 August 1630), about 90 books.

● Carl Johan Cronstedt (Swedish architect, designer, and collector, 1709–1777)
Anna Bortolozzi, ‘La biblioteca di Carl Johan Cronstedt (1709–1777), architetto reale di Svezia’ in I libri e l’ingegno: studi sulla biblioteca dell’architetto (XV–XX secolo), edited by Giovanna Curcio, Marco Rosario Nobile, and Aurora Scotti Tosini (Palermo 2010), pp.179–186

● Cornelis II van Dalen (Dutch printmaker, draughtsman, and editor, 1638–c. 1664)
Catalogus van verscheyde rare en uytmuntende Nederduytsche Boecken, van alderleye slagh, oock veel oude Rare Boecken met Figuren, Nagelaten van Zalr: Cornelis van Dalen, In sijn leven Plaetsnijder, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Widow Jan Hendricksz Boom at Amsterdam, 3 June 1665 (link)

● Giovanni Antonio De Rossi (Italian architect, 1616–1695)
Gianfranco Spagnesi, Giovanni Antonio De Rossi, architetto romano (Roma 1964), p.230
Post-mortem inventory (11 October 1695), about 14 books (all devotional nature)

● François II D’Orbay (French architect and printmaker, 1634–1697)
Albert Laprade, François d’Orbay, Architecte de Louis XIV (Paris [1960]), pp.348–350
Post-mortem inventory (18 September 1697), about 900 books.

Domenichino (Italian painter, 1581–1641)
Jan Bialostocki, ‘Doctus artifex and the library of the artist in XVIth and XVIIth century’ in De arte et libris: Festschrift Erasmus, 1934–1984, edited by Abraham Horodisch (Amsterdam 1984), pp.11–22; Renata Ago, Gusto for things: a history of objects in seventeenth-century Rome (Chicago & London 2013)
Two inventories (4 April 1664, 18 January 1667) of Francesco Raspantino, Domenichino’s chief assistant, which may include books from Domenichino’s library.

● François II D’Orbay (French architect and printmaker, 1634–1697)
Albert Laprade, François d’Orbay, Architecte de Louis XIV (Paris [1960]), pp.348–350
Post-mortem inventory (18 September 1697), about 900 books.

● Daniel Dumonstier (French painter and draftsman, 1574–1645)
Daniel Lecoeur, Daniel Dumonstier 1574–1646 (Paris 2006), pp.223-232, publishes an inventory taken 12 March 1629 by the booksellers Cramoisy and Duval for the notary Simon Le Mercier (original in Archives nationales). Dumonstier's copy ■ Le songe du vergier ([Lyons]: Jacques Maillet, 20 March 1491/2), is in the Bodleian Library, Auct. 2Q 4.1 (Bod-Inc: S–251); about a dozen of his books are in the Bibliothèque Mazarine.

● Cornelis Dusart (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1660–1704)
Susan Anderson, ‘The Library of Cornelis Dusart: between artist and gentleman’ in Oud Holland 123 (2010), pp.133–165
Post-mortem inventory (3 December 1704) and estate sale (21 August 1708), about 200 books.

● Robbert Duval (Dutch painter, 1644 or 1649–1732)
Catalogue de livres, de théologie, jurisprudence, principalement, de philosophie, médecine, histoire, &c. d’estampes, tant reliés, qu’en feuilles, des images plâtrées, &c. recueilles en partie, par les soins de feu. Mr. Rob. Duval, dans son vivant, Peintre de leurs Maj. le Roy Guillaume, & le Roy de Prusse, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Adriaen II Moetjens and Eustachius de Haan, The Hague, 22 September 1732 (link)

● Paolo Falconieri (Italian architect, painter and mathematician, 1634–1704)
Dalma Frascarelli, Paolo Falconieri (1634–1704) intenditore, collezionista e intermediario, doctoral thesis, Sapienza Università di Roma, 2012–2013, pp.136–159 (‘Inventario dei libri di Paolo Falconieri’) (link)
Post-mortem inventory (14 March 1704).

● Domenico Fontana (Italian architect, 1543–1607)
Panayotis K. Ioannou, ‘Documenti inediti sulle arti a Napoli tra Cinque e Seicento (seconda parte)’ in Ricerche sul ‘600 napoletano. Saggi e documenti 2002 (Naples 2003), pp.135–146
Post-mortem inventory (18 March 1608), unspecified numbers of books: ‘molte libri sciolti… molte stampe de rame’ (Ioannou).

● Frans I Francken (Flemish painter, 1542–1616)
Erik Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw (Brussels 1984), I, p.393
Post-mortem inventory (15 February 1617).

● Pier Leone Ghezzi (Italian painter, 1674–1755)
Maria Cristina Dorati da Empoli, Pier Leone Ghezzi: un protagonista del Settecento romano (Rome 2008), pp.401–487 (‘Biblioteca di Ghezzi’)
Inventory of over 1000 volumes, prepared by the artist’s widow, Maria Caterina Peroni. The library may include books collected by Pier Leone’s father, Giuseppe Ghezzi (1634–1721).

● James Gibbs (Scottish architect, 1682–1754)
Gibbs bequeathed his books to the Radcliffe Library, Oxford (‘A catalogue of Mr. Gibbs’s books, which he has given to the Radcliffe Library at Oxford, Obt. 1754’, Bodleian Library Radcliffe Trust Archive, MS. Radcliffe Records H.5); in 1893 the Trustees of the Radcliffe Library sold ‘duplicates’ to Blackwell’s (‘Catalogue of Radcliffe Library books sold to Blackwell (Oxford), 1893’, MS. Radcliffe Records FE.1, 3), subsequently offered in catalogues: ‘The books noted thus (G) contain the book-plate, with portrait of Jacobus Gibbs’ (link). Gibbs’ copy of ■ Pieter van den Berge, Theatrum Hispaniae ([Amsterdam c. 1720]), is in the Canadian Centre for Architecture; ■ Ancient Accounts of India and China, by Two Mohammedan Travellers (London 1733), was offered by Bonhams, 29 November 2011, lot 339; his copy of ■ Neptune Francois, ou atlas nouveau des cartes marines ([Amsterdam] 1693) was in the Wardington Library (Sotheby’s, 10 October 2006, lot 317)

● Daniel Gittard (French architect, 1625–1686)
Marie-Pierre Buffard, Daniel Gittard, architecte de Louis XIV, mémoire de maîtrise, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne, 1987 (summarised by Claude Mignot, ‘Bibliothèques d’architectes en France au XVIIe siècle’ in Bibliothèques d’architecture / Architectural libraries, edited by Olga Medvedkova, Paris 2009, pp.35–36)
Post-mortem inventory (24 December 1686).

● Jan Goeree (Dutch printmaker, painter, author, 1670–1731)
Catalogus variorum insignium atque exquisitissimorum librorum. Zynde een versameling van veele raare en curieuse boeken in allerhande taalen, konsten en wetenschappen, meestendeels met seer schoone (soo kopere als houte) figuren van de beste drukken. Alle nagelaten by wylen den vermaarden konstenaar Jan Goeree, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Joannes Pauli & Hendrik Janssonius van Waesberge and by Maria Janssonius van Waesberge, 9 April 1731 (link)

● El Greco (Greek painter active in Spain, 1541–1614)
John Bury, ‘El Greco’s Books’ in The Burlington Magazine 129 (June 1987), pp.388–391; Manya S. Pagiavla, Domenicus Scepticus: An Analysis of El Greco’s Autograph Marginalia on Vasari’s Vitae (1568), on Barbaro’s Edition of Vitruvius’s Dieci Libri dell’Architettura (1556) and on Serlio’s Architettura (1566), PhD thesis, University of Essex, 2006 (link); José Riello, La biblioteca del Grego (Madrid 2014); IBSO: Inventarios y Bibliotecas del Siglo de Oro (about 130 books, link)
Inventories of El Greco’s books drawn up by his architect-son, Jorge Manuel Theotocopuli, in 1614 and 1621. El Greco’s ■ Vasari (1568) is now in the Biblioteca Nazionale di Spagna, via a private sale negotiated in December 2014 by Christie’s (link); see Xavier De Salas, ‘Un exemplaire des Vies annoté par le Grec’ in Gazette des Beaux-Arts 69 (1969), pp.176–180. This copy had once belonged to Federico Zuccari, who donated it to El Greco during his stay in Spain (1586–1588).

● Domenico Guidi (Italian sculptor, 1625–1701)
Cristiano Giometti, Uno studio e i suoi scultori: gli inventari di Domenico Guidi e Vincenzo Felici (Pisa 2007), pp.69–82; Idem, Domenico Guidi, 1625–1701: uno scultore barocco di fama europea (Rome 2010), pp.112–113 (‘il nucleo principale era stato acquisito nel 1671 tramite il cognato Tommaso Alcini’)
Post-mortem inventory (16 April 1701), around 372 books.

● Nicholas Hawksmoor (English architect, 1661–1736)
A catalogue of a curious collection of original pictures, prints, drawings, and brass figures, books, and books of prints… of… Nicholas Hawksmoor, catalogue for an auction conducted at London by Aaron Lambe, 21 [April] 1740; reproduced in Sale Catalogues of Libraries of Eminent Persons, Vol. 4: Architects, edited by D.J. Watkin (London 1972), pp.45–106; Kerry Downes, ‘Hawksmoor’s sale catalogue’ in The Burlington Magazine 95 (October 1953), pp.332–335
Hawksmoor’s copy of ■ Claude Perrault’s Les dix livres d’architecture de Vitruve (Paris 1684), inscribed ‘Nic: hawkesmoor | At Sr Chr: Wren’s in Scotland Yard’, is in the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; his copy of ■ John Michael Wright’s An account of His Excellence Roger Earl of Castlemaine’s embassy (1688), similarly inscribed, is in Queen’s University, Kingston; see Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey, Hawksmoor’s London churches: architecture and theology (Chicago & London 2000), p.145 and frontispiece; his copy of ■ David Loggan’s Cantabrigia illustrata (1695), inscribed: Ex Libris N. Hawksmoor Anno 1695, is in the British Art Center, Yale University; his copy of ■ Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy’s De arte graphica: The art of painting (1695) was sold by Sotheby’s, 10 July 1986, lot 400.

● Bartholomeus van der Helst (Dutch painter, 1613–1670)
Abraham Bredius, Künstler-Inventare. Urkunden zur Geschichte der holländischen Kunst des XVIten, XVIIten Jahrhunderts (The Hague 1913–1921), II, p.410

● Juan de Herrera (Spanish soldier, courtier, and architect, c. 1530–1597)
Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón, La Librería de Juan de Herrera (Madrid 1941); Luis Cervera Vera, Inventario de los bienes de Juan de Herrera (Valencia 1977), nos. 461–1156; Idem, ‘Libros religiosos en la biblioteca de Juan de Herrera’ in Hispania Sacra 34 (1982), pp.521–548; Idem, ‘El “Enchiridion” de Marbodeo en la biblioteca de Juan de Herrera’ in Traza y baza 8 (1979), pp.83–96; Idem, ‘El “Monas hieroglyphica” de John Dee en la biblioteca de Juan de Herrera’ in Homenaje a Pedro Sainz Rodríguez (Madrid 1986), I, pp.111–133; Idem, ‘La Crónica de Beuter en la biblioteca de Juan de Herrera’ in Boletín del Museo e Instituto Camón Aznar 23 (1986), pp.5–20
About 750 titles.

● Francisco de Holanda (Portuguese illuminator, painter, and writer, 1517–1584)
J.B. Bury, Two notes on Francisco de Holanda (London 1981); Maria Berbara, ‘Nascentes morimur: Francisco de Holanda as Artist, Reader and Writer’ in The Artist as Reader: on education and non-education of early modern artists, edited by Heiko Damm, Michael Thimann, and Claus Zittel (Leiden & Boston 2013), pp.387–419
No inventory is known; a few of his books are in the National Library in Lisbon, e.g. ■ 1568 Vasari; see Reynaldo dos Santos, ‘Un exemplaire de Vasari annoté par Francisco de Olanda’ in Studi vasariani. Atti del Convegno Internazionale per il IV Centenario della prima edizione delle “Vite” del Vasari (Florence 1952), pp.91–92; Sylvie Deswarte-Rosa, ‘Par-dessus l’épaule de l’artiste… Les livres annotés de Francisco de Holanda’ in Arquivos do Centro Cultural Calouste Gulbenkian 39 (2000), pp.231–264.

● Robert Hooke (English scientist, architect, and inventor, 1635–1703)
Hooke’s early manuscript list of his own library (c. 1674/1676) lists 474 titles (British Library, Sloane Ms 949); Bibliotheca Hookiana sive catalogus diversorum librorum, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Richard Smith and Edward Millington, London, 29 April 1703 (link); facsimile in Sale Catalogues of Libraries of Eminent Persons. Volume II: Scientists, edited by H.A. Feisenberger (London 1975), pp.37–116; facsimile in Leona Rostenberg, The Library of Robert Hooke: the Scientific Book Trade of Restoration England (Santa Monica 1989), pp.143–221. Anthony Geraghty, ‘Robert Hooke’s Collection of Architectural Books and Prints’ in Architectural History 47 (2004), pp.113–125
Posthumous auction sale catalogue of approximately 3000 volumes. Hooke’s copy of ■ Aubrey’s Miscellanies (1696) formerly in the Robert S. Pirie collection (Sotheby’s, New York, 3 December 2015, lot 470) is Bodleian Library, Vet. A3 e.2238 (link); his copy of ■ Billy, Diophantus geometra (Paris 1660) was in the Macclesfield Library (Sotheby’s, 10 June 2014, lot 359).

● Inigo Jones (English architect, designer, and painter, 1573–1652)
Christy Anderson, Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition (Cambridge 2007), Appendix: Inigo Jones’s library (pp.223–226); Anthony Johnson, Three volumes annotated by Inigo Jones: Vasari’s Lives (1568), Plutarch’s Moralia (1614), Plato’s Republic (1554), edited with an introduction by A.W. Johnson (Åbo 1997)
No inventory survives. Anderson estimates that he owned around 200 books, of which about 50 are known. The great majority are at Worcester College, Oxford; Jones’s copies of ■ Giovanni Battista Cherubino, Le cose merauigliose dell’alma città di Roma (Rome 1609) and ■ Vitruvius, I dieci libri dell’ architettura (Venice 1567), are at Chatsworth; his copy of ■ Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo, Trattato dell’arte della pittura, scoltura, et architettura (Milan 1585), is in the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum (pressmark KRP.C.83); his copy of ■ Serlio, Tutte l’opere d’architettura et prospetiua (Venice 1600), is in the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. Jones's copy of the first English edition of ■ Euclid (London: John Day 1570) passed unrecognised through Christie’s New York, 14 December 2016, lot 133 (re-offered by Maggs, Catalogue 1495: Books & Readers in Early Modern Britain – vi, London 2017, item 37; link).

● Georg Wenceslaus von Knobelsdorff (German architect and painter, 1699–1753)
Martin Engel, ‘Die Bibliothek des preußischen Hofarchitekten Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff’ in Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte: Barock in Mitteleuropa. Werke – Phänomene – Analysen: Hellmut Lorenz zum 65. Geburtstag 55–56 (2007), pp.435–456 (link); M. Engel, ‘Bücher, Kunst und Politik: Anmerkungen zum Bücherschrank des Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff’ in Bücherwelten – Raumwelten: Zirkulation von Wissen und Macht im Zeitalter des Barock, edited by Elisabeth Tiller (Cologne 2015), pp.219–240
Post-mortem inventory (1753) conducted by the Berlin bookseller Johann Adam Rüdiger, about 339 entries for books.

● Pedro Juan de Lastanosa (Spanish engineer, d. 1576)
Alfredo Alvar Ezquerra and Fernando Bouza, ‘La librería de don Pedro Juan de Lastanosa en Madrid (1576)’ in Archivo de Filología Aragonesa 32–33 (1983), pp.101–178 (link)
Inventory (3 July 1576), about 494 titles.

● Vicencio Juan de Lastanosa (Spanish patron and amateur artist, 1607–1684)
Ricardo del Arco y Garay, ‘Noticias inéditas acerca de la famosa biblioteca de don Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa’ in Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 65 (1914), pp.316–342; Karl Ludwig Selig, The library of Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa, patron of Gracian (Geneva 1960); Carlos Garcés Manau, ‘Identificados tres libros de Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa en la Biblioteca Pública de Huesca’ in Argensola: Revista de Ciencias Sociales del Instituto de Estudios Altoaragoneses 115 (2005), pp.201-206; Manuel José Pedraza García, ‘La biblioteca de Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa’ in Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa (1607–1681): la pasión de saber, edited by Carmen Morte García (Huesca 2007), pp.87–96; Carlos Garcés Manau, ‘La biblioteca de Lastanosa, “deposito de curiosidades y maravillas”’ in El inquiridor de maravillas. Prodigios, curiosidades y secretos de la naturaleza en la España de Vicencio Juan de Lastanosa, edited by María del Mar Rey Bueno (Huesca 2011), pp.377–406
Catálogo de los libros, D. Vincencio Iuan Lastanosa. Por orden de alfabeto, partly in Lastanosa’s hand, listing about 1000 volumes (Royal Library in Stockholm, Sparvenfeldt 10 – U379).

● Pieter Lastman (Dutch painter and draughtsman, 1583–1633)
Christian Tico Seifert, ‘Pieter Lastman als Leser: Eine Künstlerbibliothek und ihre Nutzung’ in The Artist as Reader: on education and non-education of early modern artists, edited by Heiko Damm, Michael Thimann, and Claus Zittel (Leiden & Boston 2013), pp.155–193

● Gabriel Le Duc (French architect, 1623/1625–1696)
Rose-Marie Carpier, L’Architecte parisien Gabriel le Duc XVIIe siècle, mémoire de maîtrise de l’Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, 1983 (summarised by Claude Mignot, ‘Bibliothèques d’architectes en France au XVIIe siècle’ in Bibliothèques d’architecture / Architectural libraries, edited by Olga Medvedkova, Paris 2009, pp.32–33)
Post-mortem inventory of his wife, Marguerite Desforges (3 December 1657), 68 books listed.

● Stefano Maria Legnani (Italian painter and engraver, 1660–1715)
Marina Dell’Omo, Stefano Maria Legnani ‘Il Legnanino’ (Bologna 1998), pp.259–266; Huub van der Linden, ‘The Collaborative authorship of pictorial invention in seventeenth-century Italy: Artist, adviser, and patron at Palazzo Carignano’ in The Artist as Reader: on education and non-education of early modern artists, edited by Heiko Damm, Michael Thimann, and Claus Zittel (Leiden & Boston 2013), pp.327–365
Post-mortem inventory (8 May 1713), listing about 70 books and several bundles of prints.

● Jacques Lemercier (French architect, c. 1584–1654)
Annalisa Avon, ‘La biblioteca, gli strumenti scientifici, le collezioni di antichità e opere d’arte di un architetto del XVII secolo, Jacques Le Mercier (1585–1654)’ in Annali di Architettura 8 (1996), pp.179–196
Post-mortem inventory (12 June 1654), more than 3000 volumes.

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, draughtsman, scientist, 1452–1519)
Pierre Duhem, Études sur Leonardo de Vinci (reprint Paris 1955); Ladislao Reti, The Library of Leonardo da Vinci (Los Angeles 1972)
The so-called ‘library’ of Leonardo da Vinci is based on literary works mentioned in his notebooks, and on two autograph lists of books: Codex Atlanticus f. 559r (40 items); Codex Madrid II ff. 2v–3v (116 items, of which 30 also appear in the Codex Atlanticus list).

● François Le Vau (French architect, d. 1676)
Charlotte Frèrebeau, François Le Vau, mémoire de maîtrise, Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne, 1990 (summarised by Claude Mignot, ‘Bibliothèques d’architectes en France au XVIIe siècle’ in Bibliothèques d’architecture / Architectural libraries, edited by Olga Medvedkova, Paris 2009, p.35)

● Louis Le Vau (French architect, 1612–1670)
Nicole Bourdel, ‘Nouveaux documents sur Louis Le Vau’ in Mémoires de la société de Paris et Île-de-France (1956), pp.213–235; Hilary Ballon, Louis Le Vau, Mazarin’s collège, Colbert’s revenge (Princeton 1999), pp.92–107, 149–174 (‘Louis Le Vau’s library: the inventory’)
Post-mortem inventory (27 November 1670), ‘about 308’ books: ‘the total number of titles might range from 212 to 486’ (Ballon).

● Antonio Liberi (Italian architect and painter, c. 1456–c. 1534)
Bonita Cleri, Antonio Liberi da Faenza (Foligno 2014)

● Pietro Liberi (Italian painter, 1605–1687)
Ileana Chiappini di Soro, ‘L’inventario della casa di Pietro Liberi’ in Arte Veneta 18 (1964), pp.151–152
Post-mortem inventory (13 January 1687), more than 80 entries for books.

● Hendrik van Limborch (Dutch painter, 1681–1759)
Bibliothecae Exquisitissimae Duae Sive Catalogus Librorum Prestantissimorum Et Rariorum… Dom. H. A Limborch, Dum Viveret, Celebris Pictor, Et Dom. P.V.W.***, catalogue for an auction conducted by Martinus Franciscus Ludovicus Varon, The Hague, 8 October 1759 (link)

● Filippino Lippi (Italian painter, c. 1457–1504)
Doris Carl, ‘Das Inventar der Werkstatt von Filippino Lippi aus dem Jahre 1504’ in Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 31 (1981), pp.373–391, esp. pp.388–389 (Document II), nos. 222–233
Post-mortem inventory, listing 12 volumes stored in the artist’s scrittoio.

● Johann Carl Loth (German painter active in Italy, 1632–1698)
Margareta Lux, ‘L’inventario di Johann Carl Loth’ in Arte veneta: rivista di storia dell’arte 54 (1999), pp.146–164 (‘La biblioteca’, pp.150–154)
Post-mortem inventory (7 September 1698), 97 books.

● Carlo Maderno (Italian architect, 1555/1556–1629)
Howard Hibbard, Carlo Maderno and Roman architecture 1580–1630 (London 1971), pp.98, 103–104; Idem, Carlo Maderno, edited by Aurora Scotti Tosini (Milan 2001), pp.113–155
Post-mortem inventory (2 March 1629), about 24 books. Maderno’s studio assistant, Filippo Breccioli, possessed 107 books in 1627, some of which may have been Maderno’s; cf. Giovanna Curcio, ‘La casa studio di Carlo Maderno’ in Il giovane Borromini: dagli esordi a San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, catalogue for an exhibition held in the Museo cantonale d’arte, Lugano, 5 September–14 November1999, edited by Manuela Khan-Rossi and Marco Franciolli (Milan 1999), pp.289–292.

● Benedetto da Maiano (Florentine sculptor, 1442–1497)
Lorenzo Cèndali, Giuliano e Benedetto da Maiano (San Casciano 1926), pp.183–184; Doris Carl, Benedetto da Maiano: ein Florentiner Bildhauer an der Schwelle zur Hochrenaissance (Regensburg 2006), I, pp.528–530
Household inventory of Benedetto da Maino (25 April 1498): ‘nello scrittoio di Benedetto’, 11 entries for books; ‘nello scrittoio di Giuliano’, 18 entries for books.

● François Mansart (French architect, 1598–1666)
Marie-Antoinette Fleury, ‘Les dispositions testamentaires et l’inventaire après décès de François Mansart’ in Bulletin de la Société de l’Histoire de l’Art (1956–1957), pp.228–253; Allan Braham and Peter Smith, François Mansart (London 1973), I, pp.175–177. Bibliothecae Petaviana et Mansartiana; ou catalogue des bibliothèques de feu Messieurs Alexandre Petau Conseiller au Parlement de Paris; Et François Mansart Intendant des Bâtimens de France, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Abraham de Hondt at The Hague, 23 February 1722 (link)
The post-mortem inventory (27 September 1666) lists about 124 books.

● Jules Hardouin Mansart (French architect and garden designer, 1646–1708)
Fontegrive [René de La Coste-Messelière], ‘Une bibliothèque d’architecte au siècle de Louis XIV’ in L’Architecte des Collectivités Publiques 5 (March 1955), pp.22–23; Bertrand Jestaz, Jules Hardouin-Mansart (Paris 2008), II, pp.42–44
Post-mortem inventory (6 June 1708), 254 entries for books (550 volumes, according to Fontegrive).

● Carlo Maratti (Italian painter, 1625–1713)
David L. Bershad, ‘The newly discovered testament and inventories of Carlo Maratti and his wife Francesca’ in Antologia di Belle Arti 25–26 (1985), pp.65–89 (pp.80–82)
Inventory of Francesca Gommi (June 1711), including ‘1300 prints’ (Bershad); inventory of Carlo Maratti (April 1712), numerous prints, and more than 45 entries for books.

● Camillo Mariani (Italian sculptor, painter, and architect, c. 1567–1611)
Claude Douglas Dickerson III, ‘The Inventory of the Estate of Camillo Mariani’ in The Burlington Magazine 147 (December 2005), pp.821–824
Post-mortem inventory (5 July 1611), 8 books and a manuscript.

● Domingo Martínez (Spanish painter, 1688–1749)
Ana María Aranda Bernal, ‘La biblioteca de Domingo Martínez: El saber de un pintor sevillano del XVIII’ in Atrio: Revista de Historia del Arte 6 (1989), pp.63–98 (view)

● Paolo Maruscelli (Italian architect, 1596–1649)
Joseph Connors, Borromini and the Roman oratory: style and society (New York 1980), pp.152–155; Idem, Borromini e l’Oratorio romano: stile e società (Turin 1989), pp.193–196
Post-mortem inventory (1649), 123 books.

● José Bernardo de la Meana (Spanish sculptor and architect, 1715–1790)
Vidal de la Madrid Álvarez, ‘La biblioteca de José Bernardo de la Meana, escultor y arquitecto asturiano de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII’ in Academia: Boletín de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando 75 (1992) pp.423–434
Post-mortem inventory, about 38 entries for books.

● Frans van Mieris (Dutch painter, writer, and numismatist, 1689–1763)
Bibliotheca selectissima, continens libros, praesertim historicos, politicos et miscellaneos… Quos omnes solus collegit & quibus usus fuit Franciscus Van Mieris, Pictor & Historiographus Eximius, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Pieter van der Eyk & widow Abraham (I) Honkoop & Laurens Honkoop & Cornelis de Pecker, Leiden, 14 May 1764 (link)

● Juan Bautista Monegro (Spanish sculptor and architect, c. 1541–1621)
Fernando Marías, ‘Juan Bautista de Monegro: su biblioteca y “De divina proportione”‘ in Academia: Boletín de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando 53 (1981), pp.91–117; Idem, Arquitectura del Renacimiento en Toledo, 1541–1631 (Madrid 1983–1986), II, pp.128–137
Post-mortem inventory (7 March 1621), about 610 títles.

● Juan Gómez de Mora (Spanish architect, 1586–1648)
Mercedes Agulló Cobo, ‘Documentos para la biografía de Juan Gómez de Mora’ in Anales del Instituto de Estudios Madrileños 9 (1973), pp.55–80
About 235 titles

● Camillo Morigia (Italian architect, 1743–1795)
La biblioteca dell'architetto Camillo Morigia. I libri, le incisioni, i disegni all'origine del progetto architettonico del sepolcro dantesco, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Biblioteca comunale classense, Ravenna, 13 September 2015-6 January 2016, edited by Claudia Giuliani, Donatino Domini, Alberto Giorgio Cassani (Bologna 2015)

● Bartolomé Estebán Murillo (Spanish painter and draughtsman, 1618–1682)
Santiago de Montoto, ‘La biblioteca de Murillo’ in Bibliografía hispánica 6 (1946), pp.464–479; Diego Angulo Íñiguez, ‘Bartolomé Murillo: inventario de sus bienes’ in Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia 158 (April-June 1966), pp.147–180 (p.178); José Fernández López, Programas iconográficos de la pintura barroca sevillana del siglo XVII (Seville 1991), pp.61–62 (‘La biblioteca de Murillo’)
Post-mortem inventory (33 volumes) and inventory of Gaspar Estebán Murillo, son of the painter, taken in 1709 (more than 500 volumes).

● Juan Luis de Musante (Italian architect working in Spain, fl. 1570–1587)
María Josefa Tarifa Castilla, ‘La biblioteca del genovés Juan Luis de Musante (1587), maestro mayor de obras reales de Felipe II’ in Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte 23 (2011), pp.31–46
Inventory of 114 printed volumes of a Genoese architect living in Spain, working for Philip II as royal master builder of Navarre, in charge of the direction of the building of the citadel of Pamplona (c. 1575–1587).

● Balthasar Neumann (German architect, 1687–1753)
Verzeichnis der Bücher, Kupferstiche und Handzeichnungen aus der Verlassenschaft des fürstl. Würzburg. Herrn Artillerie-Obersten und berühmten Architekten Franz Michael Ignaz von Neumann, catalogue for an auction sale conducted at Würzburg, 18 June 1804; Jarl Kremeier, ‘Balthasar Neumann (1687–1753) und seine Bibliothek: Einblicke in einen barocken Bücher- und Grafikschatz’ in Bücherwelten – Raumwelten: Zirkulation von Wissen und Macht im Zeitalter des Barock, edited by Elisabeth Tiller (Cologne 2015), pp.187–218
Auction catalogue of the family library, 886 lots.

● Adriaen van Nieulandt the younger (Dutch painter, engraver, and broker, 1587–1658)
Abraham Bredius, Künstler-Inventare. Urkunden zur Geschichte der holländischen Kunst des XVIten, XVIIten Jahrhunderts (The Hague 1913–1921), I, pp.175–176
Post-mortem inventory (1658), 69 books.

● Giovanni Maria Nosseni (Swiss sculptor, architect, and painter, 1544–1620)
Barbara Marx, ‘Vom Künstlerhaus zur Kunstakademie: Giovanni Maria Nossenis Erbe in Dresden’ in Sammeln als Institution: von der fürstlichen Wunderkammer zum Mäzenatentum des Staates, edited by Barbara Marx and Karl-Siegbert Rehberg (Munich 2006), pp.61–92 (library pp.73–74, 88–92)
Post-mortem inventory, about 52 items, including books from the library of Carlo Theti (Teti), Italian engineer and architect, 1529–1589.

● Jürgen Ovens (German painter, printmaker, and draughtsman, 1623–1678)
Harry Schmidt, Das Nachlaß-Inventar des Malers Jürgen Ovens, Quellensammlung der Gesellschaft für Schleswig-Holsteinische Geschichte, 7 (Leipzig 1913), pp.1–89 (pp.47–57)
Inventory taken for his widow Maria’s estate (24 October 1691), about 90 entries for books (organized by format, priced).

● Andrea Palladio (Italian architect, draughtsman, and author, 1508–1580)
No inventory is known. Palladio’s presumed copy of ■ Serlio, Il primo [-quinto] libro di architettura... (Venice 1559–1562), is in Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence (copy inscribed volume di Andrea paladio, but not in Palladio’s hand); see Maria Beltramini, in Palladio, catalogue for an exhibition organised by the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza, and the Royal Academy of Arts, edited by Guido Beltramini and Howard Burns (London 2008), pp.332–333 no. 165; ■ Polybius, Polibio historico greco dell’imprese de’ Greci, de gli Asiatici, de’ Romani et d’altri (Venice 1564), in British Library, 293.g.20; see J.R. Hale, ‘Andrea Palladio, Polybius and Julius Caesar’ in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 40 (1977), pp.240–255; Guido Beltramni, in Palladio, op. cit., pp.353–355 no. 177; Andrea Palladio e l’architettura della battaglia: con le illustrazioni inedite alle storie di Polibio, edited by Guido Beltramini (Verona 2009); ■ L’antichità di Roma di M. Andrea Palladio raccolta breuemente da gli auttori antichi & moderni (Rome 1554), in British School at Rome, 600.639 (Thomas Ashby bequest); see Palladio’s Rome: a translation of Andrea Palladio’s two guidebooks to Rome, by Vaughan Hart and Peter Hicks (New Haven 2006), p.xv (reputedly 12 notes in Palladio’s hand)

● Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (French patron and scholar, 1580–1637)
Jean Bernhardt, ‘L’inventaire posthume de la bibliothèque de Peiresc’ in Peiresc, ou la passion de connaître: colloque de Carpentras, novembre 1987, edited by Anne Reinbold (Paris 1990), pp.13–21; La bibliothèque de Peiresc: philosophie, edited by Edith Bayle, Agnès Bresson and Jean-François Maillard (Paris 1990); Frédérique Lemerle, ‘La bibliothèque d’architecture de Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc’ in Revue de l’art 157 (2007), pp.35–38
Based on manuscript inventories of Peiresc’s personal library (Bibliothèque Méjanes Ms 1218; Bibliothèque Inguimbertine Ms 640), as well as other sources.

● Francesco Peparelli (Italian architect, 1587–1641)
Margherita Fratarcangeli, ‘On an Architect’s Library: the intellectual world of Francesco Peparelli (1587–1641)’ in Fragmenta, Journal of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 5: Art and knowledge in Rome and the early modern republic of letters, 1500–1750, edited by Thijs Weststeijn (Turnhout 2014), pp.213–245
Post-mortem inventory (1642), about 180 books.

● Vasco Pereira (Portuguese painter, c. 1535–1609)
José Fernández López, Programas iconográficos de la pintura barroca sevillana del siglo XVII (Seville 1991), pp.33–42 (‘La biblioteca de Vasco Pereira’)
Post-mortem inventory of about 252 volumes.

● Bernard Picart (French painter, draughtsman, and engraver, 1673–1733)
Catalogue de livres curieux tant en François qu’en Latin &c. parmi lesquels il y en a beaucoup d’enrichis d’Estampes choisies, & des prémieres épreuves: rassemblez par feu M. Bernard Picart célèbre Dessinateur, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Jean Frederic Bernard and Salomon Schouten at Amsterdam, 13 October 1733 (link)

● Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann (German architect, 1662–1736)
Hagen Bachler, ‘Die Bücher aus dem Nachlaß Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmanns: Ein Beitrag zu seinem Weltbild’ in Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann 1662–1736 und die Architektur der Zeit Augusts des Starken (Dresden 1990), pp.40–50; Meike Beyer and Anja Schwitzgebel, ‘Der Nachlass Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmanns’ in Bücherwelten – Raumwelten: Zirkulation von Wissen und Macht im Zeitalter des Barock, edited by Elisabeth Tiller (Cologne 2015), pp.29–62 and 336–367 (‘Der Nachlass Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmanns: Bücher und Druckgrafik’)
Post-mortem inventory, about 85 entries for books.

● Nicolas Poussin (French painter and draughtsman active in Italy, 1594–1665)
Donatella Sparti, ‘La maison de Nicolas Poussin: via del Babuino, à Rome’ in Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665): actes du colloque organisé au musée du Louvre… 19–21 octobre 1994, edited by Alain Mérot (Paris 1996), pp.45–78 (library, pp.56–57)
19 books. For Poussin’s extracts from Du Choul’s Religion des anciens romains and Cartari’s Imagini, see Pierre Rosenberg and Louis-Antoine Prat, Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665): Catalogue raisonné des dessins (Milan 1984), I, pp.386–399 nos. 202–204 and II, pp.1000–1001 no. R855.

● Roger Pratt (English architect, 1620–1685)
The Architecture of Sir Roger Pratt, Charles II’s Commissioner for the Rebuilding of London After the Great Fire: Now Printed for the First Time From his Note-Books, edited by R.T. Gunther (Oxford 1928), with list of Pratt’s library at Ryston (some volumes no longer extant); Kimberley Skelton, ‘Reading as a Gentleman and an Architect: Sir Roger Pratt’s Library’ in Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society 53 (2009), pp.15–50 (list of books and prints compiled from surviving books at Ryston Hall, and references in Pratt’s manuscript account books and notebook)
About 181 books. Pratt’s copy of ■ Serlio, Tutte l’opere d’architettura (Venice 1600) was sold by Christie’s, 30 October 1996, lot 160; his copy of ■ Palladio, L’architecture (Paris 1647) was sold by Bonhams, 26 June 2012, lot 391.

● Francesco Maria Preti (Italian architect, 1701–1774)
Francesco Maria Preti, architetto e teorico: Castelfranco Veneto, 1701–1774, edited by Lionello Puppi (Castelfranco Veneto 1990), pp.315–345 (‘Inventario dei libri di Francesco Maria Preti’)

● Antonio Puga (Spanish painter, 1602–1648)
Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón, ‘Libros que poseía el pintor Puga’ in María Luisa Caturla, Antonio Puga: un pintor gallego en la corte de Felipe IV (Santiago de Compostela 1952), pp.83–95
Post-mortem inventory (21 April 1648), about 176 titles.

● Erasmus II Quellinus (Flemish painter and draughtsman, 1607–1678)
Erik Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw (Brussels 1999), X, pp.370–371; Jean-Pierre de Bruyn, Erasmus II Quellinus (1607–1678): De Schilderijen met catalogue raisonné (Freren 1988), pp.325–326
Post-mortem inventory (7 November 1678, 22–27 March 1679).

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch painter, printmaker, 1606–1669)
Amy Golahny, Rembrandt’s reading: the artist’s bookshelf of ancient poetry and history (Amsterdam 2003), chapter 7: Artists’ libraries (Golahny’s identifications of some books are unconvincing; cf. Christian Tico Seifert, in The Burlington Magazine, 147, 2005, pp.122–123)
Rembrandt’s cessio bonorum of 1656 (ceding ownership of all his property to his creditors) records 22 books, of which five can be identified.

● Juan de Ribero Rada (Spanish architect, d. 1600)
Alfonso Rodríguez Gutiérrez de Ceballos, ‘La librería del arquitecto Juan del Ribero Rada’ in Academia: Boletín de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando 62 (1986), pp.123–154
Post-mortem inventory (23 October 1600), about 151 titles.

● Francesco Maria Ricchino (Italian architect, c. 1583–1658)
Aurora Scotti Tosini, ‘La biblioteca di casa Ricchino’ in I libri e l’ingegno: studi sulla biblioteca dell’architetto (XV–XX secolo), edited by Giovanna Curcio, Marco Rosario Nobile, and Aurora Scotti Tosini (Palermo 2010), pp.123–148
Inventory taken in the 18th century.

● Stephen Riou (British architect, 1720–1780)
Nicola Spasoff, ‘The education of an amateur architect in eighteenth century England delineated and explained through two books from the library of Stephen Riou’ in Architects, books & libraries: a collection of essays published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, edited by Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey (Kingston, Ontario 1995). Riou’s copy of ■ Vignola, Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura (Rome: G.B. de Rossi, c. 1620), is in the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, L.5665–1961 (link).

● Francisco Rizi de Guevara (Spanish painter and scenographer, 1614–1685)
José Luis Barrio Moya, ‘Los bienes del pintor Francisco Rizzi’ in Archivo Español de Arte 56 (1983), pp.39–46 (pp.45–46)
Post-mortem inventory (9 August 1685) compiled by Francisco de Ribera, a ‘mercador de libros’; about 43 entries for books.

● Luca della Robbia (Italian sculptor, ceramicist, 1399/1400–1482)
Zuzanna Sarnecka, ‘Luca della Robbia and his books: The Renaissance Artist as a Devotee’ in Artibus et Historiae 74 (2016), pp. 291–301
Two manuscripts (Jacopone da Todi,’s ‘Laude’, in Biblioteca Marciana, Ms. Marc. It. X, 26; Dante’s ‘Vita nova’ and ‘Convivio’, in Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Ts. It. 1037), both with inscriptions of the artist.

● Ventura Rodríguez (Spanish architect and teacher, 1717–1785)
Juan Luis Blanco Mozo, ‘La cultura de Ventura Rodríguez y la biblioteca de su sobrino Manuel Martín Rodríguez’ in Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte 7–8 (1995–1996), pp.181–222
Analysis of the library of Manuel Martín Rodríguez, heir to the possessions of his uncle Ventura.

Rosso Fiorentino (Italian draughtsman and painter active in France, 1494–1540)
David Franklin, Rosso in Italy: The Italian career of Rosso Fiorentino (New Haven & London 1994), pp.314–315 (document 12)
List of books left by Rosso to the convent in Arezzo, when he departed for France on 12 March 1532.

● Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish painter, 1577–1640)
Prosper Arents, De bibliotheek van Pieter Pauwel Rubens: een reconstructie, edited by Alfons K.L. Thijs, Jaarboek 78–79 (2000–2001) of the periodical De Gulden Passer (Antwerp 2001); Frans Baudouin, ‘Rubens and his books’ in Les humanistes et leur bibliothèque: actes du colloque international, Bruxelles 26–28 août 1999, edited by Rudolf De Smet (Louvain 2002), pp.231–246
A contemporary inventory does not survive; various sources, including the sale catalogue (4 February 1658) of his son and heir, Albert Rubens, have allowed speculation about the contents of Rubens’ library.

● Giovanni Antonio Rusconi (Italian architect, author, engineer, painter, 1515/1520–1578)
Louis Cellauro, ‘La biblioteca di un architetto del Rinascimento: la raccolta di libri di Giovanni Antonio Rusconi in Arte Veneta 58 (2001), pp.224–237
Post-mortem inventory (4 December 1578), about 137 books.

● Andrea Sacchi (Italian painter, 1599–1661)
Ann Sutherland Harris, Andrea Sacchi: complete edition of the paintings with a critical catalogue (Oxford 1977), pp.123–127 (Appendix III: Transcript of books from the inventory)
Post-mortem inventory (June 1661) of 54 books found in un credenzino.

● Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (Dutch painter and draughtsman, 1597–1665)
Catalogus, aan verscheyde treffelijcke uytnemende boecken, bestaende in alderhande faculteyt daer onder veel met schooner figueren. Naergelaten van zaliger Pieter Saenredam. Welckers verkoopinghe sal warden gehouden op woensdagh den 20 april 1667 (Haarlem: Robbert Tinneken, 1667); Bert van Selm, ‘De bibliotheek van Pieter Saenredam’ in Kunstschrift Openbaar Kunstbezit 32 (1988), pp.14–19
About 470 titles, according to the auction sale catalogue.

● Vincenzo Scamozzi (Italian architect, 1552–1616)
Wladimir Timofiewitsch, ‘Das Testament Vincenzo Scamozzis vom 2. September 1602’ in Bollettino del centro internazionale di studi di architettura Andrea Palladio 7 (1965), pp.316–328; Loredana Olivato Puppi, ‘Per la storia di un lascito: da Vincenzo Scamozzi a Bartolomeo Malacarne’ in Atti dell’Istituto Veneto di Scienze. Lettere ed Arti 133 (1974–1975), pp.347–369 (Scamozzi’s will of 4 August 1616 was deposited with the Venetian notary Nicolò Federici; the books were valued by the Venetian publisher Bartolomeo Carampello at 682 lire, and then sold to a ‘messer Tomaso libraro’); Wolfgang Lippmann, Margaret Daly Davis, Branko Mitrovic, Werner Oechslin, ‘La biblioteca scamozziana’ in Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548–1616), catalogue of exhibition held 7 September 2003–11 January 2004, Museo Palladio, Palazzo Barbaran da Porto, Vicenza, edited by Franco Barbieri and Guido Beltramini (Venice 2003), pp.503–524
No inventory of Scamozzi’s books is known; the library is being reconstructed, book-by-book: ‘Scamozzi e i libri: 28° seminario internazionale di storia dell’architettura: 12–13 giugno 2015’ (link). Among volumes traced so far are ■ Lucio Fauno, Delle antichità di Roma (Venice 1553), in Biblioteca del Museo Correr di Venezia, I. 1021; ■ Bartolomeo Marliani, Urbis Romae topographia (Venice 1588), in Biblioteca Universitaria, Padua (link); ■ Pietro Cataneo, L’Architettura (Venice 1567), in Biblioteca, Sociedad Central de Arquitectos, Buenos Aires; see Katherine Isard, ‘Architectural criticism in late sixteenth-century Italy: Vincenzo Scamozzi’s annotations to Pietro Cataneo’s L’Architettura 1567’ in Annali di architettura, 25 (2013), pp.135–154; ■ Philibert De l’Orme, Le premier tome de l’architecture (Paris 1567), in British Library; see Anthony Blunt, Philibert de l’Orme (London 1958), p.45; ■ 1521 Como Vitruvius, in the private collection of Gianfranco Manfredi, Como, Italy; ■ 1544 Philandrier Vitruvius, in Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, Magl. 4.5.66 (link); ■ 1550 Strasbourg Vitruvius, in Avery Library, Columbia University; ■ 1556 Barbaro Vitruvius, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 45.82.3; ■ 1567 Barbaro Vitruvius, two copies: in Biblioteca Vaticana (Cicognara, IV, 718; link) and in a private collection, United Kingdom; see Branko Mitrovic and Victoria Senes, ‘Vincenzo Scamozzi’s Annotations to Daniele Barbaro’s Commentary on Vitruvius’ De Architectura’ in Annali di architettura 14 (2002), pp.195–214; Katherine Isard, ‘Vincenzo Scamozzi’s copies of Barbaro’s Vitruvius’, a paper delivered at “Daniele Barbaro (1514–70): In and Beyond the Text”, Tours, 20–21 April 2015 (link); ■ Sebastiano Serlio’s Cinque libri d’architettura (Venice 1551), in Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (link); see Hubertus Günther, ‘Scamozzi kommentiert Serlio’ in RIHA journal : Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art, November (2012), Aufsatz 0058 (link); ■ Giorgio Vasari’s Le Vite (Florence 1568), ex-Giannalisa Feltrinelli collection, Christie’s, London, 3 December 1997, lot 202 (to H.P. Kraus), reputedly now in a private American collection; see Lucia Collavo, ‘L’esemplare dell’edizione giuntina de Le Vite di Giorgio Vasari letto e annotato da Vincenzo Scamozzi’ in Saggi e Memorie di Storia dell’Arte 29 (Venice 2005), pp.1–213.

● Coenraet Adriansz. van Schilperoort (Dutch painter, c. 1577–c. 1635)
Abraham Bredius, Künstler-Inventare. Urkunden zur Geschichte der holländischen Kunst des XVIten, XVIIten Jahrhunderts (The Hague 1913–1921), II, pp.558–560; Florike Egmond and Peter Mason, ‘Een portret van Coenraet van Schilperoort (1577–1636)’ in Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum 43 (no. 1, 1995), pp.36–58; Amy Golahny, Rembrandt’s Reading: The Artist’s Bookshelf of Ancient Poetry and History (Amsterdam 2003), p.214
Inventory taken when the artist legally separated from his wife (February 1632), 96 publications by author and title, and 70 books as a group (Golahny).

● Jacques Germain Soufflot (French architect, 1713–1780)
Annie Charon-Parent, ‘Enquête à travers les catalogues de vente de bibliothèques d’architectes au XVIII siècle: La bibliothèque de Jacques-Germain Soufflot’ in Le livre d’architecture, XVe–XXe siècle, édition, représentations et bibliothèques, edited by Jean-Michel Léniaud and Béatrice Bouvier (Paris 2002), pp.188–198; Robin Middleton, Jean Rondelet: the architect as technician (New Haven 2007), pp.278–281, 347

● John Talman (English painter, architect, and collector, 1677–1726)
Includes books inherited from his father, the architect William Talman (1650–1719). Library sold by his widow at auction, by Christopher Cock, 5–10 April 1728 (catalogue reprinted by Antony Griffiths and Hugh Macandrew, ‘The Talman collection, marks and sales’ in The Volume of the Walpole Society 59, 1997, pp.242–252).

● Tommaso Temanza (Italian architect and author, 1705–1789)
Alberto Spinazzi, ‘La biblioteca di architettura di Tommaso Temanza (1705–1789)’ in I libri e l’ingegno: studi sulla biblioteca dell’architetto (XV–XX secolo), edited by Giovanna Curcio, Marco Rosario Nobile, and Aurora Scotti Tosini (Palermo 2010), pp.167–178; Elena Granuzzo, I libri di Tommaso Temanza (Treviso 2012)

● Nicodemus Tessin the elder (German architect, active in Sweden, 1615–1681)
Catalogue des livres, estampes & desseins du cabinet des beaux arts, & des sciences appartenant au Baron Tessin, Stockholm 1712, edited and commented by Per Bjurström and Mårten Snickare (Stockholm 2000)

● Jean Thiriot (French architect and engineer, c. 1590–1647)
Jean-Pierre Babelon, ‘Jean Thiriot, architecte à Paris sous Louis XIII’ in Cahiers de la Rotonde 10 (1987), pp.69–131
Post-mortem inventory (31 January 1647), about 10 books.

● Pellegrino Tibaldi (Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, 1527–1596)
Marzia Giuliani, ‘La Biblioteca di casa Pellegrini’ in Studia Borromaica 12 (1998), pp.39–100; Idem, ‘Sulle letture di Pellegrino Pellegrini: Note in margine alla biblioteca di casa Tibaldi’ in Arte lombarda 131 (2001), pp.99–106
Post-mortem inventory (28 March 1600), 502 books. A volume from the library ■ Cicero’s Rhetoricorum ad C. Herennium libri IV with De Oratore (Venice: Paulus Manutius, 1569), inscribed by a descendant, Girolamo Pellegrino, student of rhetoric at Milan in 1641, was sold by Christie’s, London, 7 July 2004, lot 41.

● Jacopo Tintoretto (Venetian painter, 1519–1594)
No inventory is known. A copy of ■ Lucan, Pharsalia ([Venice]: in aedibus Guilielmi de Fontaneto Montisferrati, 1520), inscribed ‘Iacobi Robusti’ and ‘Hic liber Jacobi Robusti. Nunc est Philippi Fortiguerre [possibly to be identified with the poet Filippo Forteguerri of Pistoia (fl. 1560)]’, from the library of Kenneth Clark (1903–1983), was offered by Bernard Quaritch, Catalogue 1145: Italian books XV–XVIIIth centuries (London 1991), item 49, and is now Houghton Library, *IC5.T4985.Zz520ℓ (link); see Storia di Venezia: dalle origini alla caduta della Serenissima, 6: Dal Rinascimento al Barocco, edited by Gaetano Cozzi and Paolo Prodi (Rome 1994), p.592.

Titian (Venetian painter, c. 1488–1576)
No inventory is known. A copy of ■ Alessandro Guarini, In C.V. Catullum Veronensem per Baptistam patrem emendatum expositiones cum indice (Venice: Giorgio Rusconi, May 1521), inscribed "Liber mei Titiani Vecelli et amicorum caeterorumque raro[rum]", and with the further statement that it had been acquired in 1792 from Titian's descendant, Alessandro Vecellio, is cited by Crowe and Cavacaselle (The Life and times of Titian, London 1881, p.259). A modern critic, Paul Hoberton, is doubtful: "it is hardly conceivable that Titian himself, or any other Tiziano Vecellio, would have written 'mei' … If 'mei' is authentic it must indicate that the inscription was written by another, and that the volume was a gift. There is the further point that Titian seems always to have spelled his name 'Ticianus' before 1535 and that after 1533 he was a Count Palatine and Knight of the Golden Spur" ("Battista Guarino's Catullus and Titian's 'Bacchus and Ariadne'" in The Burlington Magazine 128 (1986), pp.347–350 (p.350). The book was in the concluding portion of the William Beckford-Hamilton Palace sale (27–30 November 1883, lot 826), passed subsequently into the library of H.J.B. Clements (1869–1940), and was last sighted in Maggs Bros, Catalogue 1066: 15th and 16th century rare books and manuscripts (London 1986), item 79.

● Juan Bautista de Toledo (Spanish architect, sculptor, and engineer, c. 1515–1567)
Luis Cervera Vera, ‘Libros del arquitecto Juan Bautista de Toledo’ in La Ciudad de Dios 162 (1950), pp.583–622; 163 (1951), pp.161–188
About 41 books.

● Miguel de Ureña (Spanish painter, d. 1578)
Mercedes Gómez-Ferrer Lozano, ‘El inventario de bienes del pintor Miguel de Uruenya: la biblioteca de un artista en la Valencia del siglo XVI’ in Ars longa: cuadernos de arte 5 (1994), pp.125–131 (pp.126–127)
Post-mortem inventory (13 April 1578).

● Diego Velázquez (Spanish painter, 1599–1660)
Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón, ‘La librería de Velázquez’ in Homenaje a Menéndez Pidal (Madrid 1924), III, pp.379–406; Idem, ‘Los libros españoles que poseyó Velázquez’ in Varia Velazqueña (Madrid 1960), II, pp.640–648; Ángel Aterido, ‘The culture of Velazquez’ in Velázquez’s fables: mythology and sacred history in the Golden Age, edited by Javier Portús (Madrid 2007), pp.72–93; IBSO: Inventarios y Bibliotecas del Siglo de Oro (154 books, link).

● Luigi Vanvitelli (Italian architect, 1700–1773)
Robin L. Thomas, ‘From the library to the printing press: Luigi Vanvitelli’s life with books’ in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 69 (2010), pp.508–533 (Appendix B: Reconstruction of Vanvitelli’s library).
Vanvitelli’s library, built on a collection inherited from his maternal grandfather, bronze-caster to the Apostolic Palace in Rome and amateur dramatist, Giovanni Andrea Lorenzani (1637–1712), is reconstructed from the artist’s letters.

● Pietro Veri (Italian painter, fl. 1600–1611)
Lothar Sickel, ‘Ein Florentiner Künstler in Diensten des Herzogs von Bracciano, Virginio Orsini’ in Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft 30 (2003), pp.183–209 (‘Die Bibliothek des Pietro Veri’, pp.202–209)
Post-mortem inventory (9 August 1611), 260 entries for books.

● Juan de Villanueva (Spanish sculptor, 1681–1765)
Bárbara García Menéndez, ‘La Biblioteca del escultor Juan de Villanueva y Barbales (1681–1765)’ in Boletín del Seminario de Estudios de Arte y Arqueología (BSAA) 76 (2010), pp.215–240
Inventories taken in 1735–1736 (after the death of the sculptor’s first wife, María Muñoz) and 4 November 1754 (division of assets with his son Diego de Villanueva), about 28 and 30 entries respectively.

● Bernardo Antonio Vittone (Italian architect and writer, 1702–1770)
Paolo Portoghesi, Bernardo Vittone: Un architetto tra Illuminismo e Rococò (Rome 1966), pp.248–251; Fulvia Lenzo, ‘La biblioteca di Bernardo Antonio Vittone (1704–1770)’ in I libri e l’ingegno: studi sulla biblioteca dell’architetto (XV–XX secolo), edited by Giovanna Curcio, Marco Rosario Nobile, and Aurora Scotti Tosini (Palermo 2010), pp.157–166

● Jan Wildens (Flemish painter and draughtsman, 1585/1586–1653)
Erik Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw (Brussels 1992), VI, p.498
Post-mortem inventory (30–31 December 1653, 1–11 January 1654), about 20 entries for books.

● John Webb (English architect, 1611–1672)
No inventory is known. Webb’s copy of ■ Palladio, I quattro libri dell’architettura (Venice 1601) and ■ Viola Zanini, Della architettura (Padua 1629), together with six non-architectural books, are in Worcester College Library, Oxford; see Kimberley Skelton, The paradox of body, building and motion in seventeenth century England (Manchester 2015), p.78 note 70; his copy of ■ Serlio, Tutte l’opere d’architettura (Venice 1619),is in the British Architectural Library (Early Printed Books 1478–1840, Munich 2001, pp.1820–1822 no. 2974).

● Christopher Wren (English architect, 1632–1723)
Catalogue of the curious and entire libraries of that ingenious architect Sir Christopher Wren, Knt. and Christopher Wren, Esq; his Son, late of Hampton Court, both deceas’d; Consisting of great variety of books of architecture, antiquities, history, &c. in Greek, Latin, French; and English; together with some few lots of prints, catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Cock and Langford, London, 24–27 October 1748; facsimile edition Sale catalogues of libraries of eminent persons, Vol. 4: Architects, edited by David Watkin (London 1972), pp.1–44
Wren’s copies of ■ Elyot’s The Boke named the Gouernour (1546) and ■ Fontana’s Templum Vaticanum (1594) are in the British Architectural Library (Early Printed Books 1478–1840, London 1995, p.551 no. 984 and pp.614–616 no. 1096); his copy of ■ Dugdale’s History of St. Paul’s Cathedral (1658) was in the Robert S. Pirie Library (sold Soth eby’s, New York, 2 December 2015, lot 334)

● John Michael Wright (English painter, 1617–1694)
Sale conducted by John Bullord of the ‘
Bibliotheca Wrightiana’ ‘at the said Mr. Wrights house, in James Street, Convent Garden, over against Hart Street end; on Monday the 4th of June, 1694. and on the following days’ (ESTC R186888, link)

● Anton Maria Zanetti (Italian printmaker and collector, 16801757)
Manuscript ‘Indice de libri dell’ Conte Antonmaria Zanetti’, dated Venice, 1744; see Alessandro Bettagno, ‘Precisazioni su Anton Maria Zanetti il Vecchio e Sebastiano e Marco Ricci’ in Atti del Congresso internazionale di studi su Sebastiano Ricci e il suo tempo, edited by Anna Serra (Venice 1976), pp.8891; and partial transcription (ff. 1-25, alphabetical index) by Bożena Anna Kowalczyk, ‘Il “prezioso” manoscritto della collezione Bettagno: l’“Indice” della biblioteca di Anton Maria Zanetti’ in Venezia Settecento: Studi in memoria di Alessandro Bettagno, edited by Bożena Anna Kowalczyk (Milan 2015), pp.3136

1. Jan Bialostocki, ‘Doctus artifex and the library of the artist in XVIth and XVIIth century’ in De arte et libris: Festschrift Erasmus, 1934-1984, edited by Abraham Horodisch (Amsterdam 1984), pp.11-22; reprinted Idem, The Message of Images: Studies in the History of Art (Vienna 1988), pp.150-165.

2. Most recently, The artist as Reader: on education and non-education of early modern artists, edited by Heiko Damm, Michael Thimann, and Claus Zittel (Leiden & Boston 2013), a collection of fifteen essays. Manya Pagiavla is compiling the ‘first index of the libraries of the early modern artists’; Marta Cacho Casal aims to write a general history of reading and ‘book culture’ among artists (link).