Antonio Francesco Gori was a Florentine antiquarian and professor, best known for his publication of works on Roman sculpture and antiquities. These works were an influential part in 18th and early 19th century neoclassicism. Gori’s major work, Museum Florentinium, comprised a comprehensive visual record of the Medici and other collections in Florence of antiquities of all kinds. Its 12 volumes were published from 1731 to 1766. Gori employed some of the most renowned artists of the day to draw and then engrave the great works of Greco-Roman arts in these collections. The statue prints are from the second volume of Roman scuplture and monuments. It was dedicated to Gian Gastone de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, last of the Medici Grand Dukes, whose collection dominated the publication. In addition to the volume on statuary, the others included plates on coins, gems and other museum treasures.
Full Title: Statuae Antiquae Deorum Et Virorum Illustrium Centum Aereis Tabulis Incisae Quae Exstant In Thesauro Mediceo Cum Observationibus Antonii Francisci Gorii Publici Historiarum Professoris [Ancient Statues of Gods and Illustrious Men in 100 Engraved Plates in the Medici Collection with observations by Antonio Francesco Gori, History Professor]
Condition: Each generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling.
“Neoclassicism.” Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000-2020. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/neoc_1/hd_neoc_1.htm (22 July 2020).