Electrotype replicas

Grant, Alistair (2016) Electrotype replicas. In: Prettlejohn, Elizabeth and Trippi, Peter (eds.) Lawrence Alma-Tadema: at home in antiquity. Prestel Verlag, Munich, pp. 114-115. ISBN 978379135528

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“Electrotype Replicas” is an essay for the catalogue Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home In Antiquity (Prestel, Munich, London, New York, 2016, pp. 114-115), which accompanies a major new touring exhibition of paintings by Alma-Tadema (1836-1912). It opens at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Holland from 1 October 2016 to 7 February 2017 and then visits the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, and concludes at Leighton House Museum in London. The book has been translated and published in English, German and Dutch editions. The essay analyses Alma-Tadema’s personal collection and display of electrotypes of artworks from Ancient Rome at his London home, and his use of electrotypes as ‘props’ in some of his most famous paintings. It focuses on an electrotype replica of the famous Roman krater (oxybaphon) that forms part of the Hildesheim Treasure in Hanover, Germany unearthed in 1868, and details how the electrotype owned by Alma-Tadema was made by the French electroplating firm Christofle et Cie.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DG History of Italy > DG011 Ancient Italy. Rome to 476
N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture > NB0060 History including collective biography
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK1160 Decoration and ornament. Design
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK1700 Interior decoration. House decoration
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK3600 Other arts and art industries > NK6400 Metalwork
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts > TT0205 Metalworking
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Depositing User: Alistair Grant
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 12:42
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 12:43
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64853
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