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Title :

The making of the South Kensington Museum IV : relationships with the trade : Webb and Bardini

Author :
WAINWRIGHT, Clive ;
Editor :
GERE, Charlotte ;
Publication year :
2002
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The relationship of the South Kensington Museum in general, and its curators in particular, with both dealers and collectors has always been a complex one. The dividing line between collectors and dealers is not always clear-cut; successful dealers reach a point where they no longer need to turn over their stock quickly, and they become, by default, collectors. The two examples examined in this section fall into this category. John Webb funded his retirement by selling off his unsold stock/collection. Stefano Bardi lived in a palazzo that doubled as his shop and he left it with his stock/collection as a museum. Webb played a key part in the history of the Museum's collections. He was a close friend of both Henry Cole and J.C. Robinson. Through direct sales and purchases on the Museum's behalf at auction he was responsible for some of the most significant early acquisitions. Bardini played an important part in shaping the Museum's Italian collections. ;
Pagination/Size :
7 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5301H - Généralités ; Musées et muséologie ; 530-I - Généralités ;
French keywords :
Acquisitions ; Art ; Arts décoratifs ; Bardini, Stefano, 1836-1922 ; Cole, Henry, 1808-1882 ; Collectionneurs ; Collections ; Conservateurs ; Grande-Bretagne ; Italie ; London (GBR) ; London (GBR), Victoria and Albert Museum ; Marchands d'art ; Musée ; Relations ; Robinson, John Charles, 1824-1913 ; Vente ; Webb, John, 1799-1880 ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Acquisitions ; Art ; Art dealers ; Auctions ; Bardini, Stefano, 1836-1922 ; Cole, Henry, 1808-1882 ; Collections ; Collectors ; Curators ; Decorative arts ; Great Britain ; Italy ; London (GBR) ; London (GBR), Victoria and Albert Museum ; Museums ; Relations ; Robinson, John Charles, 1824-1913 ; Webb, John, 1799-1880 ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of the history of collections, 2002, 14, 1
INIST identifier :
24903357 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0954-6650 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;