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Katalog der Kunstsammlung des Freiherrn Anselm von Rothschild in Wien

Catalogue of the Art Collection of Anselm von Rothschild in Vienna

Author:
Schestag, Franz (b.1839, d.1884)
Date:
1866
1872
Place of production:
Vienna, Austria
Medium:
ink on paper, bound in red leather
Type of object:
catalogs
Accession number:
167

Commentary

Anselm de Rothschild, the father of Waddesdon's creator, formed an important collection of 'treasure' objects in Vienna, in the spirit of a 16th-century princely 'Schatzkammer'. Noted art historian, Franz Schestag, catalogued it in two editions, adding a further 14 items sometime between 1872 and 1874. Scroll through the images for the complete volume. It is an important document not only for the formation of Waddesdon Manor and the Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum, but also as a record of the history of collecting and the early use of photography to record works of art.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
280 x 230 x 40
Physical details:
In two parts, first section (pp. 1-65) dated 1866; second section (pp. 1-32) dated 1872. Appendix with a further 14 items. Includes 3 loose pages of typed notes on Waddesdon Bequest items.
Language:
German

History

Provenance:
Made for Baron Anselm de Rothschild (b.1803, d.1874); inherited by his son Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (b.1839, d.1898); inherited by his sister Alice de Rothschild (b.1847, d.1922); inherited by her great-nephew James de Rothschild (b.1878, d.1957); inherited by his wife Dorothy de Rothschild (b.1895, d.1988); bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1988.
Collection:
Waddesdon (National Trust)
Bequest of Dorothy de Rothschild,1988

Bibliography

Bibliography

Dora Thornton, From Waddesdon to the British Museum: Baron Ferdinand Rothschild and his cabinet collection, Journal of the History of Collections, 13, 2001, 191 - 213; p. 192.
Dora Thornton; A Rothschild Renaissance: Treasures from the Waddesdon Bequest; London; The British Museum Press; 2015; pp. 20, 26.

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