An Ardent Patron

Cardinal Camillo Massimo and his Antiquarian and Artistic Circle

Lisa Beaven

An Ardent Patron

Lisa Beaven

Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing

440 pages | 6 2/4 x 9 2/4
Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9781903470985 Will Publish May 2020 For sale in North America only
This book examines the collecting practice and patronage of Camillo Massimo (1620–1677), papal nuncio to Spain, in the context of the society that produced him, and demonstrates how his importance lies not simply in his own activities as a patron and collector —of artists such as Velázquez and Claude Lorrain—but in his role as an active force promoting particular artists and enterprises in Rome and in his impact on the following century.
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